Hi, Im currently away on holiday so do not have the materials I usually would have to perform a spell. Ive done many spells myself but had to travel light on my holiday abroad so I only happen to have my pendulums and tarot cards to hand. Does anyone have any advice as to how I could incorporate these into a spell for its benifit, itd be much appreciated. Blessed be
Tarot can very well be used in spellwork, as direct replacements for physical components. Every pictorial deck is full of imagery.
For an elaborate example, consider the following regarding the Rider Waite Smith deck, and others based on it:
The Ace of each suit is the essence of the suit's element. With these, you have the four cardinal directions to cast a circle, if this is desired. A miniature sacred space is created. Additionally, the face cards are the elements within the elements -- that is, each elements have degrees and some similarities in characteristics with the other three elements. Each face is [sub-element] of [the main element] . Earth of Fire, for example, is the coolest, lease active aspects of Fire. It would be the Page or Princess of Wands. The King of Wands would be Fire of Fire, and may be used as a doubling of that position, and as such, each suit may build a gradient along a much more elaborate circle, with principles of the elements changing to meet each other, and their absolute essences standing on the outside, guarding the corners. Within, the elements which complement rather than supplement, may face the center, or be used as the least-like one element as it progresses to the next.
You may have a significator, or a card representing yourself, the practitioner. I have mixed opinions on how to choose this, and advice varies widely. Some people choose the Fool or Magician, while some will choose a face card based on their appearance, age, sex, personality, et cetera.
From here, you are left with the rest of the Major Arcana as their basic Astrological, numerological, and Hebrew alephbet correspondences. Some people find interesting ways to incorporate these into such a working, while some may choose not to. But the Majors represent immense energies, significant events, and major events.
The numeric minor arcana are very symbolic, carrying not only imagery but also numerology and some astrological significance, related to their major arcana counterparts. People will use these to represent what is, what change is wanted, and more.
One simple method is to cast the circle, if desired, and place the significator card in the working position. Therein, another card is chosen and placed which represents some aspect which is desired to be changed. Another card may be chosen to represent the method by which the change occurs, and yet another the desired outcome. One may simply overlay the aspect to change with the method and outcome, move the significator from one to the next, move cards, or use a finger to draw a line from one to another.
In any case, it is an exercise in precise purpose in thought, concentration, visualization, intent, emotional projection, and the like, to fully realize the significator as the one's self, and to experience within this minute ritual the desired results as if it were physically real.