‘Love’ is one of the most searched for topics online. As a race, humans seek out each other. Many use Tarot to ask about their current relationship, or a potential future love interest. Love is something we find hard to quantify, but something almost all of us desire.
In modern times, it’s become normal to use websites and apps to find a partner. The process can become jarring, repetitive and sometimes disheartening. We might get stuck in old patterns, and the people we are ‘swiping’ for are bringing nothing new to our lives.
Tarot for Tinder
“A unique tarot-inspired method of choosing a potential date by performing a mini-spread for each person”
So get Tinder installed (if you haven’t already), shuffle your favourite deck, and lets get started!
Let’s be clear here. Tinder is for finding somebody you want to become intimate with. You need to be aware of what you’re getting yourself in for here. Human contact. Potential awkward conversations at first. Real life, some might say.
Only go into this if you are looking for somebody to meet up and spend time with. Meeting new people always contains risks, so take the usual precautions when doing so.
So, with the app installed, clear you mind. Get your Tarot deck out of the box, bag or sock (whatever you keep it in!), and place them side by side. A piece of paper and a pen would be useful here too. Look at these tools in front of you. Where witches have an athame, you have a mobile app. Your trusted tarot deck should guide you, so let’s treat it right and give it a shuffle.
Lets get swiping
Open Tinder. This is where the fun begins! Ignoring obvious bots and spam accounts, you should find yourself facing a potential nearby partner. ‘Tarot for Tinder’ has two main methods of potential partner by divination; Intuitive and Snap Judgement. You can choose either method, or start with one and go onto the other. Read them both before trying!
Look at the first, default card. After your initial impressions, draw your first card.
How does the first card match with the person and your initial impressions? Does anything seem to stand out? With the profile and the card together, what sort of persona are you building up? Is this somebody you can see yourself with? Check the card meaning page for more information.
Make you choice based on this. You can take as long as you want, there is no rush.
Once you have made your decision, put the card aside. It will not be used again in this drawing.
If you swiped right (or if you tapped the ‘heart’), then write down the card linked to that person, just in case they match with you.
Keep this card at hand and check up on the meaning and use it throughout your initial conversations. It may open some conversational avenues which you hadn’t considered!
You may discard the cards for people you do not wish to match with. Try not to reuse them in the same session.
As you may have guessed, Snap judgement is a little quicker! This leaves no room for intuition at all, and you are relying solely on what the cards tell you.
Open the app, and draw a card. Is the card positive, or is it negative? If the card is positive, then swipe to the right (or tap the heart). Keep a note of which card belongs to which person.
If you aren’t sure what to choose, or what the card is telling you, then you should look at the ‘Yes or No’ section of the card meaning!
If you do not wish to match with somebody, then discard their card.
Snap judgement can work in your favour. You may match with somebody who you might not have thought you swipe right to. Above all, it is a quick and fun new way to use tinder, and you’re learning tarot meanings along the way too!
Strike those matches
Keep the card you drew in mind when you have your first conversations. It may give you an idea of what to talk about. Perhaps you drew the Eight of Pentacles. Work might be a good topic to chat about. Maybe you drew The Fool. Chat about ideas and adventures you want to do!
It can be easy to draw a blank when chatting with a new person. Hopefully Tarot for Tinder will put an end to this if you choose to use it!
This was just a fun little article I wanted to write before bed, but I think it really can help people out. Go outside of your boundaries, give up control if just for a short while. Give Tarot for Tinder a try, and let me know your results!
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