Category Archives: Tarot Spreads

Mars Goes Direct, and the Spring Twist

Mars direct is a happy thing to see, after all this muddled, frustrated energy cropping up in inopportune places. Last night, I stayed up until three in the morning, listening to our first thunderstorm of Spring. This morning, our weather was in the fifties, and ninety percent of the snow has melted. The air feels fresher, cleaner, and ready for new growth.

Spring Twist – Body, Mind and Spirit

So, in honor of the first heralds of Spring, and because I’m no longer considering Winter as an option, I’m stepping up the traditional three card spread of Body, Mind and Spirit. Rather than just evaluate where I’m at in this moment, I will ask the cards “Where is there room for new growth in my body, my mind and my spirit?”

Although I’m loving my Bohemian Gothic, I’m switching out for a lighter, more Spring-like tarot deck for this spread. So here comes my Tarot of the Hidden Folk, up to the challenge!

1. Body – Queen of Swords: This lady is quick and discerning, making her decisions according to logic and reason. No plea bargaining here! I have a lot of poor health habits, and this Spring I can make a conscious effort to cut them out of my life. I can list the pros and cons, make daily goals and checklists, any mental practice to get in the right frame of mind and get healthy!

2. Mind – Temperance XIV: This card strays from traditional imagery, featuring a winged mermaid swimming with two water jugs, deep under the ocean. The message remains the same: combine two opposing elements to create a new, exciting third element. My mind tends to wander off into two directions. Either the mental chattering of worrisome thoughts, or the overemotional depths that threaten to wash me away. This Spring I have the potential to synthesize my mental state into a cohesive, goal oriented, driven whole!

3. Spirit – Death XII: The result of natural changes, Death shows the need for Winter before Spring. It encourages me to continue on my spiritual path, making the changes in my life that come naturally after study and contemplation. Old ways of thinking and living need to die off so that new seeds of spiritual insights can grow.

I am very excited to see what the upcoming weeks hold! This tarot reading reminds me to start fresh, cut out old deadwood, and allow myself to explore what life and living means to me.


Peace and Worry Tarot Spread

Peace and Worry Tarot SpreadLast night, I created my own tarot spread to address a situation that is pretty common in my psyche. Things are going good right now, yet I have an underlying anxiety that is just waiting for the axe to fall! I may be comfortable at the moment, but I am never complacent. So I made this tarot spread to address my concerns about these two conflicting streams of consciousness – or subconsciousness – peace and worry.

Bringing Peace and Worry into Harmony

The easiest way to understand this spread format is to imagine a line running horizontally through the middle of the spread. Everything applying to peace is on the top half, and everything relating to worry is on the bottom half. The last card brings the two thought processes into harmony, dissolving the dissonance in my mind.

  1. Source of Peace – What is causing your peace right now?
  2. Source of Worry – What is causing your worry right now?
  3. Root of Peace – What past events led to this peace?
  4. Root of Worry – What past events led to this worry?
  5. Increasing Peace – What actions will increase your peace?
  6. Decreasing Worry – What actions will decrease your worry?
  7. Balanced Outcome - How will your peace and worry work together?

Now, this pattern can be used with any two ideas or emotions existing in your mind at the same time. What you are truly seeking with this tarot spread is how to allow these two things to coexist and work towards your greater good. After all, we need both darkness and light, and cannot wish one or the other out of existence. Rather, we need to examine what is necessary at the present moment, why we feel the way we do, and what needs to change in our lives.

Later on, I will post my tarot reading I did with this spread, using the Thoth tarot! Subscribe to Tarot Musings so you don’t miss out.

If you try out this spread, let me know what you think of it! Would you rearrange some card placements, or add new ones? Share your results here.