A Tarot Spread for Unblocking Creativity


Hey guys, today I really wanted to share this tarot card spread that I came up with when I was struggling with artist's block! When you're suffering from a creativity block you can become super frustrated and annoyed with yourself, but I find that if you take out 10 mins or so to try and address the situation in a detached way, things can become a lot less stressful. With this spread we ask What is blocking our creativity? How we can unblock our creativity? And how we can keep our creativity flowing? This spread is set up to open up a discussion with ourselves so we can identify the problems we may have not recognised before, and how we can keep the stream of creativity flowing once we've unplugged that sucker!

Here are the cards that I got!


WHAT IS BLOCKING MY CREATIVITY? - NINE OF CUPS I'm too set on seeing all my hopes and dreams come true. So much so that before I even consider if an illustration concept would be fun or interesting, I'm already thinking if other people would like it, buy it and get me to where I want to be financially. I need to surrender these desires more and focus on what I enjoy creating. If I illustrate purely for the love of it, not only will my creativity flourish but my hopes and dreams will be closer to becoming tangible naturally.HOW CAN I UNBLOCK MY CREATIVITY? - JUSTICE Decisions need to be made. Creative decisions, non-creative decisions, all the decisions! The more I work my brain and problem-solve, the easier it will become. When I am able to make sound decisions and trust in my own judgement, I can quickly get through ideas and already know which will make great concepts to work on and what to forget about. Through this process more ideas becomes even more ideas and the stream of creativity becomes more free.

HOW CAN I KEEP THE CREATIVITY FLOWING? - THE STAR The Star is all about being hopeful and maintaining peace of mind. If I focus on cultivating my mind to be positive, hopeful and serene, then the creativity will be in full flow. Stress is a main factor that contributes to my art block, so being able to manage that gives me the best chance to avoid blocks altogether. To combat stress and promote peace of mind, I am currently experimenting with a gratitude and meditation practice. I've read that these two practices are great at minimising the effects of stress, so if it works for me they may be an invaluable way for me to keep my creativity flowing too!

So thats just a quick example showing the cards I drew and my current situation with art block. I hope you find this spread helpful and if you want any help deciphering your own cards then just drop me a tweet!

P.S. Don't worry if you don't have your own Tarot deck, there are Tarot apps that you can get for your phone that will work just as well!