Tarot Templates: A Card A Day Creates Magic

Tarot can be used for many things including futurecasting. This blog will focus on Tarot as a tool for introspection including spreads, readings, individual card explorations and investigating themes of Tarot. You can expect discussions of magical uses of Tarot as well. If you have a question, please send it for possible inclusion in a blog topic.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form

That's Not My Name: Lughnasadh Tarot Hop


Our topic is set by Jay Cassells. He asks, "Within the realms of Numerology, when a name is changed it alters the vibration, so a name that resonated at the vibration of 2, suddenly resonates at 9 because letters are either added or indeed dropped. It got me wondering about Tarot, in the sense of Card Names, does a change of name alter the vibration of a card and its meaning, what could that mean for a client, who comes in and asks will changing my name make a difference? etc... ""

I really love the question about changing names. There is a school of thought that says you should think of the power of names before choosing one. This is why many cultures have nicknames for young children. They are being allowed to fully grow into who they should be.

So let's do a spread on name changes, shall we?


The Consequences Of A Name Change

1. What is the power of my name now?

2. What is the potential good of changing my name?

3. What is the potential challenge of changing my name?

4. What is the potential outcome of changing my name?


This is a simple four question spread. All names have power. We know that. As pagans, many of us choose other names. We might want to keep ourselves secret from the public. After all, how many Arwen Nightstars are there? That was my first Inner Circle name. In my coven, you chose a name at your dedication. Mine just so happens to have been Lammas 1983. At that time, I was proud to announce my new name. I had done a lot of work on it. For my tradition, your inner name had to match your birth name numerologically. I am a 6 name by birth.

Then Arwen evolved into my "real" name as I added it to my given name. I am still a name 6 by standard numerology because that wasn't my name at birth.

What other questions would you ask in a spread about changing your name? I'd love to hear your comments. You must create a free account as we get a lot of stupid spammers here.


Last modified on
Professional Tarot conversationalist, Arwen Lynch has worked with Tarot as a vehicle for personal transformation since 1980. Her personal philosophy is that Tarot is best used to correct your life course. She is a published author (in romance, as Marilu Mann) as well as past president of the American Tarot Association (4/1/2007-4/1/2014). She specializes in helping people who are determined find their joy and writers who want to finish their book. She's an initiate of Wicca.


  • Jay Cassels
    Jay Cassels Thursday, 01 August 2019

    It's interesting because when I started out, I actually used my proper given name, and not a lot worked out for me. My hubby gifted me my nickname (Jay) and unless your my mother or mother in law, it is more my real name than my actual one. The kicker is that my name now is a 9, and these days it is actually really bringing the 9 power in.

  • Please login first in order for you to submit comments

Additional information