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Get growing! A tarot spread for leaving the comfort zone
So is it true?

I have an idea!

Out of ideas? Turn it around by drawing a Tarot card: “I have an idea!”

If you have a specific problem that you need answers to, you can use brainstorming with Tarot cards or any other creativity technique. The "I have an idea!" technique is useful if you feel uninspired and are simply scraping around for ideas.

Try drawing a card, or a few cards a day, if you want to practice your creativity.

The idea can be silly or profound, practical or frivolous, supremely creative or a provocative thought.

More advantages of this technique: you get to practise using your imagination, and you get to know your cards better. And, you prove to yourself that you fizzing with ideas that are begging to come out. (You will also get better at this game as you practise.)

Here are some examples:

Two of Pentacles, Rider-Waite Tarot Hourglasses are quieter than egg timers; they also provoke less anxiety than a stopwatch. My special-needs class may find a pretty hourglass more soothing when they do timed exercises.
The Lovers, Rider-Waite Tarot My husband would love a spa treatment if we make a weekend of it!
Five of Pentacles, Rider-Waite Tarot Maybe I should stop choosing clothes for my grandchildren and let them choose their own. They are very conscious of their appearance lately.
Six of Swords, Rider-Waite Tarot We are talking at cross-purposes. I should back off for a while to reconsider my approach.
Four of Swords, Rider-Waite Tarot I read somewhere that taking a nap is often effective in coming up with solutions. This could be just what I need to do now.
Five of Swords, Rider-Waite Tarot Boaz let Ruth pick up grain left by the reapers. Working for something is more dignified than charity. Maybe I can persuade some of the homeless people who come to the soup kitchen to dish out the food or help those who find it challenging to eat unaided.
Ten of Pentacles, Rider-Waite Tarot A family gathering! Just what I need for the next scene in my play.
The Sun, Rider-Waite Tarot I feel sunstruck by life! Put on some music to celebrate.
Ace of Swords, Rider-Waite Tarot Push the 'publish' button! It's good enough.
Seven of Swords, Rider-Waite Tarot Take the first idea and run with it. The other one might lead to trouble.
Three of Wands, Rider-Waite Tarot Let's go somewhere different this year.

You might strike a blank with some cards. That's OK! Just draw another one.

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[This technique is a modified version of the one that first appeared on SynTAROTis.]

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