Long-term relationships can sometimes go through periods where the mundane activities of life seem to outweigh the fun and romance that were so abundant at the beginning of your love connection. Though there are many ways to bring the spark back to relationships that have lost their luster, the tarot is probably one of the most unique tools that you can add to your romance repertoire.
This ancient divinatory card deck uses images and symbols to awaken your unconscious mind, triggering insights that can help create positive life changes. Below are several simple ways that you can draw on the wisdom of the tarot to inspire a renewed sense of passion and purpose in your most intimate relationships. Just choose your favorite tarot deck and you’ll be all ready to go!
Spread the cards out and pick one that is visually appealing to you (if your partner is doing this with you, have them pick a separate card). No need to think too hard, just go with your gut instinct and choose the card that draws you to it. Use the images as inspiration to plan a special vacation for the two of you. This can range from a simple weekend getaway to a summer excursion.
Example: You pick the Sun card and he picks the Four of Wands. This might call for a little fun in the sun. Celebrate on the beach or in some exotic tropical locale.
Giving and Receiving Game
Go through the deck and pick one card that has images that represent something you’d like to give your partner.
Example: The Knight of Wands -- passion and excitement. Share this card with your mate, explaining why the images represent the qualities you chose. Discuss what you both want to give and receive and see if you can try and make it happen. Switch and let your partner share their card with you.
“What I Love About You …”
With your mate, take turns going through the tarot cards and picking five cards that represent something you love about your partner. Share the cards and the qualities that the images represent to you, and tell your partner why you love these things about them.
Example: You choose the Moon card because you love their imagination, intuition and sensitivity. Allow them to go through the cards and compile their own collection of things they love about you. You can also do this on your own, making a collage and/or list of the cards and qualities you have chosen. This makes a unique and creative gift to offer your partner when you really want to let them know you care.