#tarotthursdaythree for 03/09/2017

Hello fellow tarot lovers and mystics. It's Thursday, so we're back with another round of #tarotthursdaythree. I'm going to keep this intro. short because I think most people who visit my page are getting pretty familiar with this Thursday ritual, and speaking of ritual, our question set this week is all about spells, ritual and the tools we use for crafting or card reading.

If you are unfamiliar with this process, you can read more about it here. And don't forget, not only is this exercise open to all mystical bloggers across all platforms, but I also invite anyone interested to submit their own questions for use on an upcoming Thursday.

Let's get to the questions!

1. Does Spellwork have a place in your practice and if so, how?

Not exactly. Certainly not in the crafty sense, and it’s simply not how I identify or operate. I do use the cards for manifestation purposes, which I suppose is sort of like a spell involving powerful intent, the written word and the focus on will - I mean, I guess it’s a bit of semantics. I call it manifestation, but call it what you will, it’s the only real spell type ritual I engage in.

2. What is the element you most identify with and/or enjoy working with and why?

This is difficult to answer because I never felt I super strongly identified with any one particular element. I have seen fire at play, and it is a force, but not one that comes very often to me. I am an Earth sun sign so I was always aware this was an important aspect of my chart, but at the same time, I don’t feel very “Earthy”. I think Air comes easiest, because I really do live up in my head and in my thoughts. The power of thought, especially when doing intention and manifestation work, is important, as is the spoken and written word to me. Water also, but mostly because I’m really attuned to the feelings of those around me. But, I’m not comfortable being an open book about my own feelings, so me and water are a bit at odds. Not a conclusive answer, but it’s all I got!

3. Besides the cards, what are you favourite tools for divination and/or ritual?

For divination, my pendulum is my second go-to item. While I have methods to determine yes/no probability with tarot, sometimes I like a quick response without the added extras, and that’s where my pendulum comes in. When reading, I like to incorporate crystals, shells, incense and candles mainly so I suppose those would be my favourite and most used tools for that purpose.

That's a wrap. See you next Thursday!

Julia