Metaphysical elements in writing – tarot cards oracle cards

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It’s Jan again with another post about including metaphysical elements in fiction stories. Today’s topic is Tarot and/or Oracle cards.

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There is a multitude of ways these divination cards could be used to enhance fiction storytelling. Did you know that writers such as John Steinbeck and Stephen King have used tarot cards for inspiration? It’s not unusual at all.

Perhaps the most common use of tarot in a fiction story lies in creating a character arc. A character (whether it be a main or side character) who consults the cards for direction or inspiration says a lot about the character without having to tell the reader about that aspect of their makeup and/or beliefs.

Right away, you know the character is open to and tuned into elements beyond the physical realm.

Consulting the cards to deepen your character is extremely effective…

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