The Crystal Arcana – A Tarot Major Arcana Made with Crystals
Look mum, I made a thing! The Crystal Arcana above was inspired by chapter 12 in Tarot for Your Self (Tarot book study Feb-March in the Tarot Geekery group). Since I had already made a whole deck and written poems for all 78 cards… and pretty much all of the suggestions in that chapter, I decided to do something a bit different.
I’m sure I’m not the only person who has had this idea. I would love to hear from you, if you too have made your own crystal tarot deck – especially if you use it for healing as well as readings.
These are all crystals I happened to have in my humble collection. I’m sure some of the choices I made could be improved on. However, something just clicked after I’d made my final selection and this works both as an oracle and for healing purposes for me as it is.
ETA 22 June: The image above doesn’t reflect the final choices. Above you see Carnelian for The Chariot and Jade for The Hermit. They were subsequently swapped for Tiger’s eye and Carnelian respectively.
The Crystal Arcana Correspondences
0 The Fool – Clear Quartz for clarity and to act as a receiver of spiritual transmission on the Hero’s Journey (crown chakra)
1 The Magician – Green Fluorite to focus mental energy for manifestation
2 The High Priestess – Amethyst to connect to Source and transform anything not of Love
3 The Empress – Chrysocolla to inspire creativity (throat chakra)
4 The Emperor – Red Jasper for stability, leadership ability and structure (root chakra)
5 The Hierophant – Turquoise for clear self-expression in prayer and music
6 The Lovers – Rose Quartz for loving choices
7 The Chariot – Tiger’s Eye for confidence and focus (solar plexus chakra)
8 Strength – Golden Beryl for compassion, optimism and gentle strength
10 The Wheel of Fortune – Sodalite to stay centred and clear-headed through life’s ups and downs (third eye chakra)
11 Justice – Blue Lace Agate for fairness, equality and diplomacy in conversations
12 The Hanged Man – Labradorite to facilitate a new perspective
13 Death – Jet for those dark nights of the soul and heavy transformation processes
14 Temperance – Moss Agate to balance and heal heart & nervous system, as well as to bring oneself into harmony with the All (heart chakra)
15 The Devil – Howlite to connect with calm, inner guidance to avoid temptation
16 The Tower – Rhodocrosite for anger management and to soothe the emotions after trauma
17 The Star – Lapis Lazuli for hope and a vision of what is for the highest good
18 The Moon – Lepidolite to soothe anxiety and face one’s shadow without fear
19 The Sun – Rutilated Quartz for exuberant alignment with Higher Self
20 Judgement – Yellow Jasper for clarity about important life decisions and strength to draw a line under the past
21 The World – Snowflake Obsidian to transcend polarity and accept both shadow and light within