5 Inexpensive Ways to Turn Any Planner into a Tarot Planner

Aside from my Tarot Journal where I write a little more freely and creatively, I also like to keep a Tarot planner. In my planner, I like to focus on goals and tasks for the coming week, and I do a "What's next?" card draw for my day ahead.

BUT I don't like to spend a lot of money on my supplies. When it comes to journaling and notebook planners, I'm a coupon-cutting, bargain-hunting maniac!

I recently found a 50% off (ended up being $10!) small Create365 planner (Create365 IG pics here) and went about making it my own Tarot planner. Here's how to do it on the cheap!

1. Use a Symbol Key!

This is a quick way to turn any planner into a Tarot planner -- use a symbol key or Tarot shorthand. So, instead of 8 of Pentacles, you can draw 8 with a star or "8P". Here is the symbol key I use in my planner:

 
 

2. Color-Coding Stickers

Price tag or color-coding stickers are CHEAP (like $1 for this pack), and they highlight your daily symbols beautifully! I like to map out my "Energy of the Day" card draws like this on my monthly calendar. It's a great way to recognize patterns in my moods and behaviors.

3. Use Free Printables

My favorites that you can download on my site are the mini black-and-white tarot cards (PDF here), other decorative circle templates (PDF here), and more on our Free Downloads page here! But you can also search Pinterest for "Free Planner Printables" and find many, many more! I also love the graphics over at The Graphics Fairy, which are vintagey and free for personal and commercial use.

4. Turn Quotes Into Questions

Many free printables and planner sticker sets come with quotes that can be turned into questions for perspective and goal planning. The below printables for download here, from fallingglitter.com would make for some great Tarot questions, like: "How can I make sure to Enjoy Every Moment today?" or "What do I value most about my Home Sweet Home?" or "How can I Make Things Happen today?"

5. Use Goal Planning Prompts or Inserts

Many planners nowadays come with weekly and monthly goal-planning prompts. Put your Tarot cards to the test by planning your weekly and monthly goals with Tarot! If your planner doesn't have a goal-planning section, add your own with a post-it note.

Types of Goals

A fun exercise to start goal planning is to outline 3-5 lifetime goals for the very first section of your planner. Think: "Happy, healthy family," "Independently successful," a "Healthy marriage," or "Queen of the Free World!"

As you work through your monthly goals, note that they should ultimately reflect steps toward your lifetime goals. And, similarly, your weekly goals, should reflect your monthly and lifetime goals. Ask your Tarot cards how you can best work toward completing them.

I hope you found this post useful. Looking for more journaling ideas and prompts? Check out our First Light page (posts go live each morning at 5am and include daily inspiration and a card-draw prompt). Other journaling posts here too!