DIY your own SKT study journal

click to download high-res 4 MB journal cover (back and front), for spiral-bound production

If you have MS Word, then you can use all the templates in this post to create your own spiral-bound tarot journal keyed to the Spirit Keeper’s Tarot.

Convert your final document to PDF and upload it onto a third-party print-on-demand publishing site like Lulu.com.

The above cover design is for 6″ x 9″ trade paperback size journals, spiral bound.

Step 1. Download the high-res journal cover design.

You’ll need it when you upload your final customized journal to Lulu.com.

Lulu.com requires upload of the cover art as a PDF. However, if you’d like to customize or personalize the cover art design, then download the JPG image file provided, add your personalization, then use this website, DocuPub to covert from the revised JPG to a 300 dpi PDF.

Step 2. Download the DOCX interior pages file and customize.

Download the template DOCX file below. This is formatted to 6″ x 9″ standard trade paperback size, with mirror margins and page numbers. Cut, paste, add, delete, and fully customize your own SKT journal.

DOCX Study Journal Template File

PLEASE NOTE THE JOURNAL TEMPLATE FILE IS A BARE BONES FILE FOR YOU TO FILL AND CUSTOMIZE. The intention here is to create your own spiral-bound SKT book of whatever sort.

Major Arcana, Key 0 (three versions) through Key 9

Step 3. Customize your journal layout design with these high-res image files.

Click on any of the image files embedded into this post to download. Make sure to first click on the image file so you’re downloading the largest/original uploaded file size. These can be incorporated into your tarot journal.

Major Arcana, Key 10 through Key 21

Don’t forget the image files that you can download of the Major Arcana here (in case you want image files of the cards ordered per the three septenaries), the Minor Arcana pips here (ordered into four groupings, in numerical sequence), and the court cards here. The resolution on the image files should be good enough for printing on tarot journal pages.

If you’ve got the black and white First Edition or the sepia-toned Vitruvian, or both, and got this full-colored Revelation, and want to create a personal tarot journal or SKT study notebook featuring all three, go to “A Walk-Through of All Cards” and download all the image files of the previous two editions there.

Oh, and don’t forget you can always freely download the black and white original line drawings of the Major Arcana.

Hopefully you’ve got a little bit of know-how graphic design skills. Use a photo editing program to crop these jpg files and create new images of cards for your journal layout design. Also, I think these image files should be okay enough for printing small pocket or wallet-size talismans, trinkets, etc.

Minor Arcana, Suit of Scepters (Wands)

Step 4. Convert your finished doc file to pdf. Use a print-on-demand service like Lulu.com to create a physical copy.

Although– with inflation and supply chain issues, Lulu.com has gotten kinda pricy as of the date of this posting. I don’t love that I keep advertising for them, especially since this is totally and utterly not sponsored in any way. But so far I don’t know of any other similar sites of equivalent quality and competitive pricing. You might want to try local first, though. Perhaps there’s a printing and binding service in your neighborhood that’s budget-friendly.

Use of these files are not limited to an SKT study journal! Please feel free to use these in anything you create, for personal use only.

You can create a whatever-pleases-you Thing that happens to have SKT card images. Your creativity is your only limitation.

Oh– one important thing to keep note of– if you are going to print your tarot journal in grayscale, then you’re gonna have to be a little technical and lighten up the images, or heck, convert to grayscale first, and lighten, for them to print well.

Please be aware that if you design a journal with full-color image files but try to print a physical copy in grayscale, the printed grayscale images will be substantially darker than what you might expect. You will need to overcompensate by first converting all image files to a lighter grayscale before uploading to Lulu for printing.

Minor Arcana, Suit of Chalices (Cups)

Personal, Non-Commercial Uses. My intention for sharing all this is for you to feel absolutely free and unfettered in every way to use these downloadable image files to create SKT things for non-commercial uses. That can be for tarot studies, or arts and crafts projects, stickers, trinkets, talismans, bookmarks, etc.

Minor Arcana, Suit of Swords

My preference is that you respect that I’m selling tarot decks so you don’t use these images against me. Please do not create your own SKT deck as a way of getting around paying the artist. If you want an SKT Revelation tarot deck, please buy one from me! =)

So yeah. Don’t use these images to replicate my deck.

But please *do* feel free to use these images to get crafty and create stuff for yourself. Tarot stickers would be fun, wouldn’t it? I think there are printable sheets of adhesive paper you can buy, arrange these image files onto that 8.5″ x 11″ sheet, and with a full-color printer, print out stickers. Then cut them down one by one to size. Using all 78 (well, 80) card images to create tarot stickers is not a “tarot deck,” so go nuts!

Framed tarot card art prints? Sure, but I think you can only print out fairly small size prints, max 4″ x 6″? That’s just because of the dpi and size of these image files. When I was selling art prints, the digital image file I used for printing was ginormous.

Minor Arcana, Suit of Orbs (Pentacles/Disks)

Designing each and every page, every section, and crafting your own tarot journal keyed to a particular deck, such as the SKT, is a way to bond with your SKT deck, but so much more than that, it’s about cultivating an interactive relationship with the Light.

click image to download 2″ x 3.5″ printable file

The incidental benefit of such a path of study is personal revelation. I truly believe in the spiritual power of art.

Also, some of these image files make lovely stickers for decorating your Metaphysician’s Day Planner. =) You can also apply these stickers to devotional candles for your home altar.

If you’ve read past blog entries on the SKT, then you’re already familiar with the above. These tarot and the zodiac diagrams are references for the Golden Dawn system of astrological correspondences keyed to the SKT card titles. You can cross-reference the above with your birth chart and identify all the pip cards associated with your natal personal planets.

I talked about how to work with these diagrams, the SKT deck, and your birth chart in this blog post, “The Tarot Courts and Your Birth Chart.”

I think it’s worth your while to create a pictorial map of cards that represent tarot correspondences to your birth chart and/or your life path number.

For example, noting the cards (and spirit titles) in the SKT associated with my sun sign, moon, and ascendant, my midheaven, any part of my natal chart I feel is significant to me, plus the Majors associated with my life path number, the four pip cards ruled by my life path number (e.g., looking at the four Sevens for Life Path 7), and designing some sort of personal map featuring all of those cards.

click image to download 2″ x 3.5″ printable file

These next few images are Divinity Blessing Cards I created as freebie packing favors as part of the packaging for each deck. But the high-res printable image files can be downloaded and integrated into your own spiritual practice.

click image to download 2″ x 3.5″ printable file

Get artsy and creative with these images. Print them on adhesive paper and stick them to the glass container of pillar candles. They also make pretty cute background wallpaper for your mobile device. =)

click image to download 2″ x 3.5″ printable file

11 thoughts on “DIY your own SKT study journal

  1. Grace Novara

    Wow… thank you. I will check this out. I find this deck and that 20 pound book of maps to be incredible documents. Thank you thank you.Grace

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    1. Julie

      Thank you, right on time. I was looking for something to adorn my newly minted incense packages with. Trying to get away from buying all the time. Fine packaging will enhance the whole experience.

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  2. Sister Nobody

    I’m just wowed at your continuing generosity, Benebell!! I’ll definitely DO THIS!! I had wanted a separate Tarot Readings Journal for my SKT deck and was thinking about how I could put one together…you just made it SUPER EASY for me!!! Many thanks!!

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  3. Jean Chaney

    You always amaze me. All that work and you freely share with all of us. Hugs and thanks to you, Benebell. This will keep me crafting and learning for years to come.

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  4. Darla

    Thanks for these extra free images, you’re awesome. I had to giggle, though, when I read “If you want an SKT Revelation tarot deck, please buy one from me!” because I’m trying to wait patiently for the reprint of SKT Rev! LOL

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