So, only now in my semi-old age am I really getting around to do much with Tarot and Magic. Why? Because I have been told by my grandmother to only do readings or spells when they have a purpose and need, as in for real questions, not entertainment etc, and most of the time, neither me nor the people around me had a real need except maybe once every year or two. But I have begun to realize that I can achieve a little, maybe even much, more with the additional help.
Something I always wanted to do but was told as a child not to attempt(granny was a bit set in her ways) was to combine specific Tarot cards with spells, and then probably combine them with daily (or semi-daily) draws. Daily draws was something very much discouraged in our home, as it was taught that we'd get too dependent on readings if we would do this. But I'm old enough now for this not to happen, and I won't do it daily, anyway. Plus, I may not do something for a while and then create several spells in one day, as I tend to vanish from forums fora bit when I don't feel too well. I'll find out.
Something else I want to do is to go through my 600+ decks (well, some of them) to connect with them better and to make my own interpretations, kind of like being a one person study group.
Another idea is to pick a deck (mostly Tarot, lots more of those than Oracle decks here) post the image and my thoughts on the card, then create a spell/ritual fitting with the information I get for the card that day and for my current situation or thoughts. Thus, it may in theory happen a card gets more than one going.
I might later revamp those a bit, when my view on the situation changes. I'll also cross post those on another forum centered around Tarot and other divination cards.
Let's start it off with the chili ritual I accidentally created a few years back when I lost balance in the kitchen, while trying to put away the chili and generously decorated my kitchen with half a pack. Some landed in my coffee. I also had it in my eyes and throat etc. But hey, it helped me clear my thoughts.
Clean kitchen and put everything you don't want to taste like chili away. Hadn't done that when the accident happened and trust me, cheese cake with chili is weird.
Lock pets, children and SOs and anyone else out of the kitchen. Keep windows closed. You don't want wind blowing the stuff in your face.
Take a spoon (size depending on your kitchen) of chili, rotate with it (slowly) in your kitchen with closed eyes (important, this stuff burns badly), concentrate on the negative influences in your kitchen (and your inner kitchen as in your creativity) and how you want to burn them away and then blow on it (without taking too deep a breath!) when you feel is right, or rotate fast enough for it to drop on its own. Check where the chili fell,and what the pattern,if any, inspires in you. Imagine the chili taking care of what needs to be burned away with a force which, as it is edible, is also nurturing.
Clean the chili up when you feel done, with hot water if possible.
Make tea or coffee, and add a pinch of chili to clean you from the inside,too.
I love the taste.