I discovered a World Tarot Day Spread, created by reader and blogger Alex Carabine at Rabbit Moon Tarot and decided to give it a go. I really liked what came up for me. It will be interesting to try this again next year and see how things have changed – I love traditions like that.
Notes on Deck: Of course, it being World Tarot Day, I had to use the GrandeDame of them all, the Pamela Colman Smith re-issue of the Raider Waite deck. I’ve cut the borders off this deck.
Notes on Reading: Lots of Wands. My favorite Trump. The Court Card who shows up most often when I am not thinking about my day job. (Otherwise it’s the Queen of Cups.) Only one Cup card.
Center: You Right Now, On Your Tarot Journey – 8 of Wands
Yup, that’s me. I’m moving fast – starting a blog, starting to Instagram, trying out lots of social media to see how best to connect with people. I have this idea that a blog can be a way to transition from one profession to the other, and I’m on fire with the idea of seeing where this takes me. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind.
Cross: Obstacles You’re Facing – 4 of Wands
And that’s my home life. A life I love. A life I need to put on hold a bit as I try this new blogging thing out and dive more deeply into tarot. I need to be careful not to neglect the people that really matter in favor of the people online.
Lower Left: What Tarot Can Teach You About Life – 10 of Wands
Right now, tarot might be trying to each me not to take too much on. With over a 1000 decks and 78 cards in each to explore, I need to learn to not get overwhelmed.
Upper Left: What Tarot Can Teach You About Love – Queen of Wands
She’s about balancing enthusiasm and zest of life with action. The Queen of Wands loves well and unapologetically. I would love to think that this card means I will learn how to balance being on fire with ideas for the blog with my day-to-day work responsibilities and my family relationships all the while growing into someone I like to see in the mirror.
Upper Right: What Tarot Can Teach You About Success – The Hermit
Wheee! This is my man. My favorite. When I think of what success could be, it’s this guy. I dream of a day when I have lots of time to reflect and be alone, but can still communicate with others in a way that helps them out – say, as a professional tarot reader working from home. I LOVE that he is in this position.
Lower Right: The Next Stage of Your Tarot Journey – 4 of Cups
Um… not the ideal card here. He points to self-absorption, and not seeing opportunities right in front of your face. Someone so caught up in something, that they are missing out. I’m so glad I drew another card…
7th card (I have to have one): How To Get Ready – 7 of Wands
We are back in Wands territory here. Manage your energy, he says. Focus and keep things in check. Stand your ground, but only on what matters. I think the message – from the 8 to the 7 of Wands, it mostly about deciding what it really important when it comes to Tarot for me – Blogging? Reading? Reaching Out? I don’t know but I think I’ll be considering it over the next few days.
Great spread, Alex! This proved really interesting and thought provoking! It’s absolutely one I’ll be doing again.