Probably every Tarot person has wished at some point that they could carry a particular card around with them out in the world like a talisman, to have its presence on hand to help them conquer the day. I know I have, anyway… But Tarot cards are not exactly as impervious to physical wear and tear as, say, Captain America’s shield… So how can you lug one around with you for use in that business meeting or on that anxiety-filled first date, without accidentally crushing it into an ugly, accusatory little wad that you can never look at in the same way again?
Answer: crystals! Here’s the concept… Select a card whose energies you’d like to cloak yourself in throughout your days. Put that card in a safe space lying flat (you can enhance this process by lighting a candle or two, maybe firing up some incense, getting meditative and trance-y…). Choose a suitable crystal – Clear Quartz, which is believed to be “programmable,” or a black piece such as Obsidian or Jet, which are thought to be very absorbent of energies in general, are great choices for this. Place your crystal on top of the card, and sort of request that the crystal take on the energy frequency of the card, soaking it up like a sponge, and then holding it in storage as a battery would. Leave the crystal on the card for a few days and nights in a row – you can choose a phase of the Moon’s cycle that feels especially agreeable to you for this if you want.
Once the crystal feels charged up with that card’s energies, you can carry it around with you all day – in your pocket, in your purse, in one of those little cages on a chain around your neck…whatever works for you. You can then have a little reservoir of, say, The Emperor’s forcefulness, or The Hermit’s spiritual radar sense, or The Star’s cosmic love surrounding you out there in consensus reality whenever you need it. Just don’t forget to occasionally recharge the crystal in the same way that you originally filled it up with that Tarot-fuel!