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22 Lingering Traces: How to Bring Back Sensuality through the Major Arcana Tarot Cards.

Updated on April 21, 2018
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Charmaine is a poet and freelance writer who offers a Cartomancy service. Charmaine loves ideas and using a holistic approach to life.


Sensuality is Being Tactful and Sensitive

Sensuality starts within our imagination.

Sensuality is tactful and sensitive.

Sensuality is not direct and obvious like sex.

Sensuality is about the awareness of one’s bodily senses. The senses we are most aware of are: - touch, smell, sight, sound and taste.

The exploration of our senses and our sensuality is another way of engaging in a conversation. Albeit, a visceral conversation rather than a cerebral conversation.

Our senses and our sensuality allows us to meet people; to travel to and define where our defences begin and end. Thereby, creating new personal levels of intimacy and caring in our psyches.

The expression of our brand of sensuality is all about taking care of ourselves. It is all about making us feel good inside. And the better we feel about ourselves the more we have to offer another person and share the ultimate joys of life.

How the Major Arcana Cards Can Give You Insight into How to Improve the Sensuality of Your Intimate Relaitonships

In August 2015, I wrote my first article and original connections of the 22 Major Arcana Tarot cards in relation to one’s sexual journey and healing.

Today, I feel urged to relate to you how you can use the 22 Major Arcana Tarot Cards as a self-awareness tool to bring back your personal type of sensuality to increase the feelings of intimacy between you and your loved one.

I have placed the 22 Major Arcana tarot cards into their elemental groups of Earth, Air, Water and Fire in relation to their respective senses of touch (Earth); sight (air); smell (water); and sound (fire) together with illustrative examples.

My hope is that you gain more pleasure from your respective intimate relationships when or if you draw your tarot card for the day or read your relationship tarot spread for the week or month.

I have used images of the well-known Rider Waite Tarot Deck taken from

Let us now take a look at how the 22 Major Arcana cards can reveal what sensual expression is needed to rekindle your bonding and intimacy levels.

The Lovers Tarot Card. Rider Waite Tarot Card Deck. The Sense of Sight.
The Lovers Tarot Card. Rider Waite Tarot Card Deck. The Sense of Sight. | Source

1.Sense of Sight (Air Element) and Enhancing Your Sensuality

How can sight enhance the expression of your sensuality in your intimate relationships?

Sensuality begins within our mind. Our eyes’ vision has an immediate effect on our brain, on our mind.

*Wearing what is sensual to see and touch makes one feel more sensuous.

*Leaving the lights on as he looks slowly and intentionally at your body can bring out feelings of sensuality and sexiness within you

* Or, perhaps you prefer to be subtler? How about leaving the bathroom door just wide enough so he can see you lathering up in the shower or languidly soaping yourself in the bath tub.

Sense of Sight (Air Element) and the Associated Major Arcana Tarot Cards

The Air element to me is about words, spoken words, written thoughts, style of communication and spirituality)

The Air element connected to the sense of sight is expressed in these ways by this group of Major Arcana Cards.

  • FOOL

Prodding and teasing you with words to become more playful and relaxed


You share your dreams (big picture) and everyday goals as a couple.


Here there is the exploration of tantric sexuality


It is a bonding experience in sharing how you will both caretake your children

  • STAR

Spend more time just being naked together. You may have one day on the weekend where you just walk naked around the home. Or, you do the naked chef for a date night once a week.


You share a luxurious bottle of wine together indulging in the Bacchus nectar of the Gods

The Strength Tarot Card. Rider Waite Tarot Deck. The Sense of Sound.
The Strength Tarot Card. Rider Waite Tarot Deck. The Sense of Sound. | Source

2.Sense of Sound (Fire Element) and Enhancing Your Sensuality

How can sound grow your sensuality? See how you feel when you try these activities.

*have in the background your favourite R N B artist (e.g. Usher singing “Let’s Stay Together) or favourite couple’s list of songs and just lay there together without kissing, touching or anything else. Just be with one another and let the fire of the music move you

*what about whispering sexy thoughts into each other’s ears?

* nothing like hearing guttural sex sounds of pleasure (without having sex)

Sense of Sound (Fire Element) and the Associated Major Arcana Tarot Cards

Fire element is about feeling the warmth, the sizzle and getting creative sensually. It is about shining in the eyes of your partner so they admire you more. So, they fall in love with you all over again.

See below what these tarot cards are suggesting to fire up your sensuality.


Relating your known or personal experiences about taboo scenarios to increase the intimacy. It will feel like you are confiding a secret to each other.


You sit together each doing an erotic cross word puzzle reviving your sexy talk as you share with one another afterwards


Sharing of your pet peeves and how you are going to turn them around so there is either a new you or a new phase to your life cycle

  • SUN

Spending time outdoors sunbaking under the sun. Sharing happy stories about when you were a child or stories about when you shined in your life


Build up your emotional courage. Describe in detail to your partner what you would like him to do to you both sensually and sexily so the tension and fire increases and expands.


Take a moderate risk and reveal to your partner how you really feel about something that makes you feel terribly vulnerable. It will increase the feeling of closeness.


To fire up the bonding between you talk about all the good or funny times you have shared together as a couple. Especially those times where you took up the lead.

The Hanged Man. Rider Waite Tarot Deck. The Sense of Smell
The Hanged Man. Rider Waite Tarot Deck. The Sense of Smell | Source

3.Sense of Smell (Water Element) and Enhancing Your Sensuality

The sense of smell (and taste) is one of the strongest senses of a new born, followed by hearing which develops one month later, followed by vision over the next twelve months or so.

* Using scents makes your partner more aware of you. Lighting scented candles that smell of natural smells like vanilla, liquorice or sandalwood is a great starter.

* Or, burning romantic aromatherapy oils like Ylang Ylang and Rose sets a soothing and wanting atmosphere.

Sense of Smell (Water Element) and the Associated Major Arcana Tarot Cards


You use the natural scent of ocean spray


You create a scented atmosphere from the rituals you share.

e.g. Morning breakfast consists of the charcoal smell of burnt toast and the wake-up smell of hot coffee


Use scents/smells that are foreign to you. Either through a plate of food or body scents


One of you makes yourself invisible for the week. One may come home repeatedly after everyone is in bed. The scent of you will be absent and this will increase your partner’s hunger for you.

  • MOON

You trial scents your best girlfriend used to wear, what your sister wore, your mother or grandmother wore. And then? You share your memories connected to these scents with your partner. He shares his responses of the scents too

The World Tarot Card. Rider Waite. Sense of Touch
The World Tarot Card. Rider Waite. Sense of Touch | Source

4.Sense of Touch (Earth Element) and Enhancing Your Sensuality

The sense of touch is communication without talking and without your endpoint goal being to have sex.

Touch can be a very visceral experience.

Ways to ignite you and your intimate partner through touch, can be: -

*when together on the bed use an assortment of textures either through the bedlinen, cushions and the lingerie you may choose to wear

* have your partner keep his eyes open looking at your eyes as he traces your skin with his fingers

* your partner tells you “what he loves about your body” (feet, arms..). As he does this he uses his imagination to feel your body heat rise or fall as he touches you sensually

Sense of Touch (Earth Element) and the Associated Major Arcana Tarot Cards


You try various global touching rituals. E.g. in Swaziland dance is used to lure and connect with the male.


Practice doing acts of service for your partner for a day or a week.

e.g. maybe you take the boys to Church or Sunday School on the weekend instead of him.


Absence of touch for a period or just when laying together naked. This too will increase the hunger for your each other.


Do what pleasures or sweetens up your partner. It may be indulging him in one of his guilty(safe) pleasures.

5. Sense of Taste.

Taste is one of the two senses in a newborn that is high functioning.

I haven’t connected the sense of taste with the Major Arcana (yet).

However, taste is important because it is about the food, the nourishment we give to ourselves and to our children.

The sense of taste would hold dear when we cook an aphrodisiac meal for our partner. Including so called aphrodisiacs such as oysters, wine and chocolate.

You may enjoy giving your partner a flavoured kiss.

e.g. red sambuca

e.g. crème de cacao

e.g. seed lip spice

Lean over to him and ask him to guess the flavour. If he cannot guess it so deeper, is the exploration, the kiss.

In Summary

Sensuality begins with our imagination.

Sensuality is the tender part of love and sex.

Intimacy can be hard to find and maintained.

I hope you found these sensuality connections with the 22 Major Arcana cards both fun and helpful. Would love to hear how everything turned out after you tried the sensual experience of the Major Arcana card.

Thank you for stopping by to read this article.


Information provided by Threekeys (Charmaine Del-Bianco) is of a general nature and does not take into account your complete personal circumstances. Information provided is not to be relied upon as, nor to be a substitute for, specific professional advice. No responsibility for loss occasioned to any person acting on or reframing from action as a result of any information from tarot reading/communications can be accepted.

The Tarot readings are for curiosity and entertainment. No guarantees of any kind are meant to be implied reading a Tarot Reading/communications. The Client has the Free Will to choose. Whether or not they will follow any idea or guidance gained in a Tarot reading. A Tarot reading is not to replace Legal, Health and Financial professional advice. If you feel you need such advice, please consult an appropriate licensed professional. It is taken that you are over 18 years of age.

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