78 Magickal Tools: Bringing the Magick of Tarot to your Pagan Path
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Tarot Magick for Travel
I’m back from my summer travels! We drove from Florida to Connecticut, where I was happy to give tarot readings to many friends both old and new.
The long trip in our Ford E250 Cargo Van got me thinking about tarot magick for travel. These days I do it without even really thinking about it. Gas? Check. Oil Change? Check. Magick? Check.
I get my kids to do it too. My daughter has a pewter Chariot card hanging from her rear view mirror.
Back in the 1980s my friends and I traveled all over the country in dilapidated vehicles in pursuit of Grateful Dead shows, Rainbow Gatherings and the like. I would always do ritual around our vehicle, and mark it with sacred symbols. Never did we have trouble on our journeys.
This was before I had truly discovered tarot, so the sacred symbols I used were primarily runes. Now when I travel I use tarot images to help us stay safe on the roads. Of course a tarot card doesn’t take the place of careful driving and a safe vehicle, but it can certainly add to the energy that creates a pleasant trip.
The obvious card for travel magick is the Chariot. The Chariot represents mastery, and being in the driver’s seat. On a mundane level it represents travel and transportation. Meditate with the Chariot before your trip, or keep an image of the Chariot in your vehicle.
There are other tarot cards that are appropriate to help ensure pleasant journeys. The Six of Swords is traditionally the card of “travel over water.” Both the Eight of Wands and the Knight of Swords could contribute to the speed and ease of a journey.
All the Knights indicate travel. The Knight of Cups could help make your honeymoon memorable, while the Knight of Pentacles could contribute to the success of a business trip.
Tarot is sometimes called “The Fool’s Journey.” The Fool card itself could help give your trip a sense of adventure, wonder and discovery.
Tarot magick for travel can be as simple or as complex as you like. Simply placing the image in the vehicle will draw that image’s energy to the vehicle. Meditating with the image will help you to maintain the energy of the card throughout the trip.
Travel can be stressful. Adding the energy of tarot to your travels can help ensure your trip goes the way you want it to!
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