Saturday, July 12, 2014
Crystals and Tarot Cards by Peggy Jentoft
Many people have personal associations between specific Tarot cards and crystals, and several books and tarot traditions also have lists of correspondences.
Some people use Crystals in a form of divination with or like Tarot cards.
They may substitute crystals for the Tarot cards or read the Tarot card for chosen crystals.
You can also use the crystals to enhance or carry the energy and intention of specific Tarot card in healing or other work.
Ursula Markam's "Fortune telling with Crystals & Semiprecious Gemstones" It is out of print and I have not seen copy yet. I cannot offer any particular guidance on using crystals as Tarot cards directly.
Though one way you can use this correspondence is to choose the crystal that most attracts you or another person and consider the qualities and information of the related Tarot card.
I had used a Tarot, crystal combo in healing work many years ago but my choices were intuitive.
Below are some suggestions from several different writers and other sources.
For healing work and enhancing affirmations, you can charge or infuse or harmonize a clear quartz crystal or an appropriate stone with a specific tarot card energy.
Usually this is done by holding the card and the crystal together, or putting the crystal on the cards and using focused attention intention to request and fix the energy to be carried by the crystal.
Fool - Herkimer Diamond, Lepidolite, Agate, Tourmaline, Turquoise.
Magician - Garnet, Quartz, Tiger Eye, Citrine, Fire Opal, Agate.
High Priestess - Kyanite, Aquamarine, Moonstone, Pearl, Emerald.
Empress - Rose Quartz, Emerald, Carnelian, Peridot, Olivine, Turquoise.
Emperor - Carnelian, Emerald, Ruby, Topaz.
Hierophant - Turquoise, Hematite, Topaz, Carnelian, Lapis.
Lovers - Blue Topaz, Ametrine, Rose Quartz, Alexandrite, Agate.
Chariot - Tiger eye, Leopard Skin Jasper, Amber, Chalcedony, Staurolite.
Strength - Citrine, Cat's Eye, Topaz, Chrysolite, Diamond, Herkimer, Garnet.
Hermit - Peridot, Smoky Quartz, Bloodstone, Sapphire, Blue Tourmaline.
The Wheel - Jade, Lapis, Aventurine, Sapphire, Amethyst, Sardonyx, Black Opal.
Justice - Petrified wood, Bloodstone, Emerald, Coral, Jade, Carnelian.
Hanged Man - Iolite, Ametrine, Beryl, Aquamarine, Green Calcite.
Death - Apache Tears, Black Tourmaline, Snake stone, Bloodstone, Amber.
Temperance - Amethyst, Kunzite, Jacinth, Amethyst, Sardonyx.
Devil - Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Black Onyx, Black Diamond, Obsidian, Square black stones, Jet, Hematite.
Tower - Obsidian, Chrysocolla, Garnet, Ruby, Lodestone, Volcanic rocks.
Star - Moldavite, Sugulite, Tektite, Turquoise, Rock crystal, Meteorite, Any star stones.
Moon - Moonstone, Labradorite, Pyrite, Milk Opal, Pearl.
Sun - Amber, Golden Tigers eye, Diamond, Heliotrope, Tiger's Eye, Sun stone.
Judgment - Malachite, Hawkseye, Fluorite, Fire Opal, Fossils.
World - Larimar, Unakite, Opal, Onyx, Jet, Lapis Lazuli, Black Pearl, Kunzite, Unakite.