Creating a sacred space for your tarot readings is so much fun and it’s also an effective way to help you stay focused when connecting with the cards. A sacred space will lead to much more consistent learning when you first get into tarot! Why? Because you will identify on a deeper level with that space and be able to relax more in it, leading to better and more accurate readings!
- 1 What is a sacred space?
- 2 Where can I create a sacred space?
- 3 What can you include in this sacred space?
- 4 Use the power of your intuition!
- 5 Visit your sacred space at least once a day
- 6 Personalization
What is a sacred space?
Let’s start by defining what “sacred” can mean …
As suggested in the saying “God is in the details”, the places where we live and work can heighten our spirituality daily. This can help us to feel more centered, grounded and happy.
Our definition of what is sacred is as individual as our fingerprints. But unlike fingerprints, our personal ideas and expressions of what is sacred can evolve and change over time.
Also read: How Can Tarot Change Your Life? (5 Ways)
Where can I create a sacred space?
Think about what you are looking for and decide how you want to use it. Even a single object can increase your awareness of your spirituality and your connection to what is sacred to you.
You can create your own sacred space:
- Where you can often see it – near a bed, desk, sofa or kitchen table.
- As a small part of any room – be it a small object, an arrangement of flowers, a small altar, or anything else that can fit into a small space.
- Wherever you have the space – maybe a whole room or a corner of a room (you can use a panel to divide the space)
- In a reserved area – in an extra room or in a corner of your bedroom.
Cleaning first of all
Clear the space dedicated to practice, or preferably all your rooms, of all those things that do not arouse joy or that no longer reflect your personality.
You can divide up what’s possible to recycle, like clothes, and sort everything out in out-of-sight bins.
Think if there is something you would like to move or rearrange. Pay the most attention to the room where you will be practicing; nothing should bother you in there. After rearranging your space, we recommend that you carry out regular cleaning and refresh the room by opening a window to let fresh air in often. ⠀
Create your inspiration
You can use a side table, cabinet, or even a shelf as the base of your personal altar. You can decorate it as you wish, with flowers placed in your favorite vase, with candles, or with any simply decorative object that stimulates your spirituality.
By rummaging through your old things, you can find something nice and important that you forgot!
Personalize your space with some “sacred” elements for you, such as your diary, a candle, a shell from your favorite beach, a plant, a greetings card from a special person, or a poem and so on. Be simple and honest.
The importance of lighting ⠀
Make sure that the lighting is not too strong and that the light from any nearby lamps does not dazzle you during practice.
For diffuse lighting, try warmer hue bulbs or (cautiously) more candles.
What can you include in this sacred space?
This is YOUR personal space. Choose items that inspire you. Anything that can remind you that this is your sacred space and that reminds you of your time for meditation:
- Personal and meaningful items
- Symbols of peace and love.
- Photos of family, close friends or special places to your heart.
- Stones collected along a river or near the sea (they will be full of energy!)
- A candle (avoid scents)
- Plants or flowers
- Musical instruments or music CDs that calm you
- Sacred texts or words of wisdom.
Use the power of your intuition!
Whether you live in the city, out of town or in the countryside, in a large house or in a housing, you can create a special place to meditate. Make it as comfortable as possible.
Remember that this space is yours. Honor the wishes of your heart. Trust your intuition as it will help you with where and what to put on and around your sacred space.
The atmosphere is a detail that should not be underestimated. Use colors and patterns that make you happy. Soft lighting is often very calming after a hard day, for example. After all, what could be better than sitting accompanied by the warm embrace of the soft light, perfect for relaxing or meditating.
Visit your sacred space at least once a day
Utilize your beautiful new sacred space! It is your refuge from the world! Take care of it in a special way. Bless it, smoke it, make it special for you. Cultivating our spiritual side is a core activity that we all need and with a sacred space set up it is much easier to remember to take care of yourself and find a respite from the world.
It is possible to customize your own sacred space or the altar according to what you need, and what you are trying to manifest at a given moment in your life. For example, if I want to manifest material wealth, I will create an altar for economic prosperity, focusing precisely on money, photos or depictions of goddesses of abundance, tarot cards such as the 10 of pentacles and herbs or spices that promote economic income. The energy of space must be clear to allow you to best achieve your goals.
The most important thing to remember is that this space is for you. The above are suggestions only. You can do whatever sparks joy and happiness to you and what makes you feel connected with both the cards and the most intimate part of yourself!