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How to Cast a Tarot Spell

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

by Sasha Graham author of "The Magic of Tarot."



Casting magic requires you Clarify your intention: Clearly define the purpose of your spell. What do you want to achieve? Be specific and focused on your desired outcome.
Quote from Sasha Graham's book Magic of Tarot

It feels good to cast a spell. Spell casting is sensual and intimate. Best of all, it wields wild, amazing results.

Steps for tarot spellcraft:


1. Select and write your magical goal.

2. Choose location and time.

3. Gather needed items and appropriate tarot card(s).

4. Preparation & cleansing.

5. Open the door to sacred space.

6. Visualization & emotional connection.

7. Close the door.

8. Release expectation.

You've cast your spell.

Now allow the universe to work its magic.


It feels good and posters a sense of power and raise energy and direct it toward a specific goal. Cast your enchantments anywhere: inside your house, deep in the woods or your own backyard. Cast with others or cast alone (my favorite).

Align spells with unique moments like full moons or solstices. Perform your magic on the spot when the impulse strikes you.


1. Select and write your magical goal.

The spell begins the minute you decide to cast it. Write out and plan your desired intention is in advance of casting the spell. It doesn’t have to be poetic or grammatically correct. You never have to show it to anyone. The point is to get detailed. Write about how you feel, what does life look like, what do you see in your mind’s eye as your desire comes to fruition? Once you’ve described everything in detail, craft your intention into one sentence.


2. Choose location and time.

Cast spells when alone and when you are least likely to be undisturbed. Spell casting is a sensual process. You will seduce yourself into the highest energetic state possible. Spells can be aligned with helpful outside forces such as the waxing moon (whose energy helps attract) and the waning moon (whose energy helps repel). Cast a spell at the stroke of midnight, twilight or sunset as the visible and invisible world intertwine.


3. Gather needed items and appropriate tarot card(s).

Tarot is ideal for spell work because of the visual component of the cards. Spells work on your subconscious just like the symbols of a tarot. Choose candles, clothing, flowers, and essential oils whose colors align with the intention of your spell.

Once you have articulated your magical goal, choose one or more tarot cards illustrating your desired goal, you will use the cards symbolically inside your spell by laying them out and entering into them to visualize your goal.


4. Prepare.

A ritual salt bath, shower, or outdoor bathing is pleasurable way to prepare for your spell. Prepare a candlelit bath, throw salts, flower petals and/or herbs in the waters. If you have access to a river, pond, lake or ocean, bathing outside is an incredible way to align yourself with the natural energy of the earth. A shower simple shower is excellent as well. Imagine the waters cleaning away unneeded energies and attitudes. The water will drain any negativity and/or blocks and allow yourself to open to possibility.


5. Open the door to sacred space.

Call to the elements, directions, and tarot suits to aid you in your spell. Move clockwise to open sacred space for your spell.


6. Visualization & emotional connection.

It is time for the action of the spell. Read every word of your written goal out loud. Lay out the chosen tarot cards. Imagine your desire unfolding. Perform meditations and other activities as you like. Direct energy towards your chosen goal.


7. Close the door.

Close your sacred space off as carefully as you opened it. Move counter clockwise to close the space. Offer deep gratitude to helpful energies.


8. Release expectation.

Let go of all expectations. Forget about end results. Let the universe play its part. Magic manifests unexpectedly. Trust in your magic and let go.

Be patient.

The universe always gives you what you need!




Beguiled by witchy tarot enchantments?

You should be :)

Pick up a copy of 365 Tarot Spells and find a tarot spell for every day of the year.


Remember to always be witching!



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