Everything we need to know exists within us.
Think about all the writings from individuals expressing their gift to the world. Showing us how to do this or that, and demonstrating ways to improve our lives. You have this gift; a deep inner knowing of self.
This knowing extends to understanding the meaning in a tarot card.
I want you to look at the card shown and really sit with it and absorb the images, the colors and any detail that “sings” to you. Write a description of what you see in the comments below or in your own journal.
Read back what you’ve written. This is a valid definition of the card.
Practice this simple exercise often, especially with a new deck, to improve your intuitive skills.
Take a look at the first issue of Divine Play’s newsletter
~ features the Integrity blessing coin and activity from The Tarot Game.
Last spring Magikal Musings played the game…
A unique concept, The Tarot Game consists of a game board, 78 cards containing keywords for each tarot card, 3 dice, 9 polished stone game pieces, 90 blessing coins, and laminated reading sheets that players fill out during the game. In order to play the game a traditional tarot deck must be used. The game does not come with one.
- Read Nefer’s full review here.
Nefer Khepri Hemet, Ph. D. has been reading tarot for over 25 years. She is also a professional artist.
Long ago, my mother once asked of me, when witnessing my purchase of yet another self-improvement book, “Jude couldn’t you write one of those yourself by now?” Well that gave me pause!
I just couldn’t seem to stop! I love a good novel, but there is nothing that compared to the lure of a really well written “this is how you be the best you can be” book. There are an extraordinary number of people on the planet writing books to help us understand and refine our lives.
It isn’t that each and every title offers something new. It is that each has its own voice and hearing truth in different voices touches the soul.
The Tarot Game is my voice, my contribution to the essential discovery of self. The pieces and parts of the game, if viewed separately, may not be original, but when combined with intent and fueled with desire, it delivers inspiration.
The object is to have fun, tell stories and create a personal tarot reading according to the “rules” I wrote. These smaller objectives serve the larger one ~ recognizing the truth of what is your soul’s unique purpose.
Koneta of New Paths Tarot gives voice to The Tarot Game in this innovative review. She even discovers that TG (that’s what it likes to be called) wants to get out of the house and go to parties.
“Listen” in on the whole conversation here.
“Jude Alexander is the author and creator of “The Tarot Game,” a vibrant and interesting game that makes a vibrant and informative life of its own each time you play. Storytelling and Tarot are woven into a fun and educational fabric in this upbeat venue. Laugh and learn and experience Tarot and personal expression like never before. The Tarot Game is both a stunning creation that is offered by Schiffer Publications professional.”
Author of “Tarot in the Land of Mystereum: An Imagination Primer”
“Jude Alexander’s Tarot Game is a delight to play–lively, fun, challenging. In short, a genuine game.”
author of Tarot Wisdom
“This game is a true original! It’s simple enough for non-readers to pick up but offers even seasoned readers a new way to experience the cards. It’s versatile enough for one person or a group, an adult or a child. It can be fast paced or slow, a long game or short.
I’ve played the game with my husband, our nine year-old daughter and our 6 year-old son. My husband had never used the tarot before but ended up creating a reading on his question as helpful as any professional! Our kids took to it with ease as well, having fun with answering questions about what the card meant to them and what they saw in it. My daughter especially liked the idea of the game being a way for her to use divination to answer questions like her mom!
Overall, I adore this game and the presentation of it is excellent. From the sturdy, professionally designed box and game pieces to the obvious years of knowledge that went into creating game-play, questions and explorations of the cards, The Tarot Game is a real winner!”
~ Molly McHenry, Happily married mother of two.
Pietra De Chiaro Luna takes the game to her monthly Tarot Tea.
It taught me this: We must give the world the best of ourselves. Living more of who you really are helps others to do the same and that, in turn, inspires the next person. You see where I am going with this.
Each of our actions and inactions affects those around us. When you follow your unique soul’s purpose, a.k.a. heart’s true desire, it lights up the world in ways not yet imagined.
Please don’t hide behind what you should do or what you think you can’t do. Look in the mirror, directly in your own eyes, and say the following phrase (or a form of it that you create yourself)
I show who I am for the benefit of all.
Have fun with this positive, action-affirmation*. Use it often.
*positive, first person, present tense statement with an active verb.