Last night at the Denver Tarot Meetup, DTM Co-Organizer and Tarot Social South Host Linda Bean led us in a wonderful exploration of Paul Foster Case’s correspondences of the musical scale to the tarot cards. After several enlightening exercises, Linda set us loose to play with the system. I wanted to design a chant that I could use for magical work. I thought a money spell would come in handy right now at the end of the month.
I pondered some different ways of creating the spell as I sorted through my tarot deck. I could choose some cards that would be good for money, like the King of Coins and 9 and 10 of Coins, and then use their numerological and astrological correspondences to the Majors to find the notes for them—in this case, the King of Coins would be Taurus which would be the Hierophant, which would be the note C#. The 9 of Coins would relate to the Hermit, which is F; the 10 of Coins would be the Wheel which is A#.
But then I had an idea—what if I used the second house (money and resources) of my astrological chart? That would make the spell more personal, creating a deeper level of energetic resonance. Using whole sign houses (which creates the most clear-cut delineation), I have Jupiter in Leo in the 2nd, corresponding to the Wheel of Fortune, A#; Strength, E; and the Hierophant, C#.
To create the chant, I now needed some words to sing to this odd little tune. The person across from me suggested “A-bun-dance” with each syllable sung to a note. The person next to me suggested, “Come on bucks!” Both are great suggestions! But I like to weave my spells tightly together, and so I wanted to let the card images inspire the lyrics. I was using The Fountain Tarot, which showed a gyroscope on the Wheel, a lot of golds and yellows in the Strength card, and on the Hierophant, a man opening with a sense of wonder a tall box out of which beams of light shot.
I came up with the following:
Wheel – A# – gyroscope – Spinning
Strength – E – golds and yellows – light
Hierophant – C# – box – into form
I could just keep the chant like this, chanting “spinning” on the A#, “light” on the E and “into form” on the C#.
Alternately, I could chant one syllable per note. I tried this and added a second verse:
The next morning while washing dishes, I adapted it a little bit more, giving it some rhythm and a sense of spinning.
Opening the golden box
And here’s me singing it (I’m not a singer, but luckily I don’t need to be for the spell to work!):
A pretty nice chant for a money spell! And I got a call today to do a birthday party this Thursday, so I guess it works!
Can you use my chant to get results? No, this chant was designed especially for me, based on my unique chart. So how can you create your own chant to get the results you desire? Glad you asked!
How You Can Create Your Own Money Chant
1. Get your natal chart (astrological birth chart)
2. Use any planet or planets you have in the second house, plus the sign and house, to determine your cards.
Moon: High Priestess
Jupiter: Wheel of Fortune
Neptune: Hanged Man
2nd House: Hierophant
If you don’t have any planets in the second house, you can using the planet that rules the sign of the 2nd House (along with the sign and house that that ruling planet is in).
Alternately, you can use Venus and its sign and house, because Venus rules money.
All the Houses
1st House: Emperor
2nd House: Hierophant
3rd House: Lovers
4th House: Chariot
5th House: Strength
6th House: Hermit
7th House: Justice
8Th House: Death
9th House: Temperance
10th House: Devil
11th House: Star
12th House: Moon
4. Next, find the notes that your cards correspond to.
The Fool: E
The Magician: E
High Priestess: G#
The Hermit: F
Wheel of Fortune: A#
The Hanged Man: G#
The Devil: A
The Tower: C
The Star: A#
The Moon: B
The Sun: D
The World: A
For the meetup group yesterday, we downloaded a free piano app (I used Real Piano on my Android phone and tablet) to play the notes.
5. Next, come up with the words for your chant.
6. Once you’re done, use your chant in ritual or spellworking to create the outcome you desire.
If money isn’t what you need right now, you can use different houses in your chart for whatever outcome you desire. Try the 10th house for career, the 7th house for relationships, the 9th house for education, etc.
I’d love to hear how your chant turned out! Let me know in the comments!
Joy Vernon has been studying and teaching energetic and esoteric modalities for more than twenty years. She is the organizer of the Denver Tarot Geeks, Denver Tarot Meetup and Denver Traditional Reiki Meetup, and she served on the faculty of Avalon Center for Druidic Studies. She is one of the psychics at Isis Books and is a Certified Professional Tarot Reader and a member of the American Tarot Association and Tarosophy Tarot Association. Joy also teaches Traditional Japanese Reiki. For information on upcoming classes or to schedule an appointment, please visit JoyVernon.com.
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This is very creative Joy & a great way to use the “sounds of the tarot” as an inspirational piece. I’m excited to try this, Thanks!
Thanks, Linda! I loved your class–Thanks for sharing this great technique with us!