How To Create Sacred Space For Your Tarot Readings
Creating a Sacred Space to read and study the Tarot is essential to your practice as well as your own personal growth and transformation.
Sacred Space is space that is set aside that is Holy and special. When you meet the cards in a Sacred Space you create a deeper and more meaningful connection with them and the work that you do.
CREATING THE ENERGY OF YOUR SACRED SPACE
Set the intention of your Sacred Space that it will only be used for sacred work such as reading the cards or Tarot journaling if possible.
You can dedicate a corner of your room as your Sacred Space or a specific desk or chair. The more you do your Tarot work in one space, the more of the energy that space absorbs, and the better your results will be.
If you do not have enough room to dedicate a space solely to sacred work, that’s perfectly fine. Take a moment before your work to transition into Sacred Space and declare your intention that your space is now sacred.
SETTING YOUR ENERGY FOR YOUR SACRED WORK
It’s important to prepare for working in your Sacred Space mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Many people believe that this involves complex rituals or cleansing yourself of any negative energy, but entering your Sacred Space can be just as easy as stating that it is time for your Sacred Work.
I like to take any negative energy or problems I am facing into the Sacred Space with me so that I can work on them there. The heightened energy of the Sacred Space makes it much easier to process this energy and work through your challenges and difficulties. After all, that really is what a Sacred Space is for!
You can use a physical object such as a specific candle you light, a bell you ring, or incense you burn to move yourself into the energy of the Sacred Space.
Take a deep breath and a moment to ground and center yourself as you enter your Sacred Space.
BRING YOUR TAROT JOURNAL
Write down the cards you draw, what deck they are from, and any insights you have around your reading. It's great to have one place to keep all of your Tarot readings in, such as the Tarot Therapy Planner.
USE THE ELEMENTS TO CREATE SACRED SPACE
A great way to create Sacred Space is to use items that represent the different elements of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit.
For Earth you might use crystals or jewelry with stones that you connect with. For Air you can use incense, feathers, or wind chimes.
For fire use candles (my go-to for every ritual, meditation, or any time I’m doing Sacred Work!).
Water can be represented by a bowl of water, sea shells, or sea water from a trip you took. For Spirit you can use a Sacred or Holy book, a photo of a Saint, Guide, God, or Goddess, a Tarot card that represents Spirit to you, or an image of the Universe.
These are just suggestions to help you get started. The possibilities are endless, so use whatever feels right to you!
You don’t have to have all of the elements present in order to enter your Sacred Space. However, I would suggest always connecting to God or whatever you refer to as your Divine Source in some way in order to bring in more energy to your Sacred Space and to get the most out of the time you spend there.
MAKE SURE YOU’RE PREPARED AND RELAX
Your Sacred Space should be a relaxing oasis, somewhere you can chill and feel like yourself.
Keep a blanket nearby in case you get cold. Bring tea, coffee, or water to drink as well as your Tarot deck.
Don’t feel like you have to somehow “make” things special – just spending time in your Sacred Space will make it special all on its own.
The more time you spend in your Sacred Space, the more sacred it will become. Of course if you’re on the go you can make any space sacred with your traveling altar.
Preparing your Sacred Space can take less than a minute, but the benefits are innumerable!