In Tiny Tarot Wisdom for Spoonies, I’ll be going through every card individually and sharing mini insights we as disabled and neurodivergent (ND) witches can take from it.
The Fool begins with little more than a twinkle in their eye; the Magician takes that twinkle and creates a complicated system of magnifying glasses and lenses to amplify it into a glow. (To exhaust a metaphor.) This is someone with tools in their toolbelt, ready to go to work.
When I suggest that the Magician’s wisdom for spoonies involves tools, the most obvious items that come to mind are canes, wheelchairs, hearing aids, etc. And absolutely those fall under this umbrella. But any object you use to make daily life easier or more accessible is a tool. If you have a bag full of fidget toys for on-the-go stimming, those are tools. If pulling out a book and reading for ten minutes helps you re-center after a meltdown, books are tools. If you can type messages on your phone when you’re nonverbal, that’s a tool. Know your tools. If it helps, write them down–especially the ones you’re apt to overlook or forget in the heat of the moment. I have specific Youtube playlists saved in a folder for flareups because I need something distracting, but nothing too loud or intense because I get into sensory overload very easily when I’m already in tons of pain. That’s one of my tools.
If you have physical tools like fidget toys or board games, you can even make a literal toolbox for yourself. And actually use those tools when you need them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked myself out of bringing my cane with me, only to deeply regret it later. The Magician would roll their eyes at me. Identify your tools and use them, and the Magician will be with you.