In the most recent episode of the Tarot Coven ‘Cast, my dear coven sisters were discussing the creation of card spreads. As always, their insight and wisdom is sure to inspire anyone to dive deep into their practice and create! (Listen to the episode here.)
I had been planning to create a simple spread based on their advice, but the Universe beat me to it. During dreamtime a few nights ago, I was pulling cards for myself and laying out a simple-looking spread with very deep and detailed prompts. When I woke up the next morning, I was excited to try it out and make notes while it was still fresh on my mind.
And so was born the Wheel of the Year Spread.
I hope it inspires you, and helps you on your journey of growth and self-discovery!
Today’s cards are all about some tough love □ A belief that you can not escape the cycle of lack, depression and victimhood is exactly what is holding you back. Of course, past (and current) experiences of hard times will affect you, and will play a part in how you move forward, but until you change your behaviours and thought patterns, you will not be able to improve the situation. Own your mistakes, focus on creating stability through self empowerment, and stop giving your power away through guilt, frustration and anger ~ a codependency has been formed, because it is always easier to blame another person, situation or experience for your hardships, actions and feelings. This habit enables you to ignore the part you have played, and avoid facing your own shadow. You can not control anyone or anything, except for yourself and the way you react – own that. You are independent and you have the means and the strength to make positive changes. Acknowledge your dreams and aspiritions, set goals, then take steps every day toward them. **You will not achieve these goals overnight**. This is a lifelong journey, and you have much to learn before you will be ready for success – but you must understand that the real gift is the adventure you embark upon in order to get there. Each tiny step will inch you forward, and when you look back on this time in the future, you will find that you’ve overcome mountains without burning yourself out. Stop trying to force things to happen ~ your tunnel vision of ego, self-pity and fear causes you to miss opportunities for growth and learning. You’re stronger than you think you are ~ don’t spend another minute hiding from your own power.
The 7 of Cups in the Thoth Tarot is asking us to focus on some serious shadow work. ❤ It speaks to the recent or forthcoming awareness of unhealthy influences surrounding you, which are draining your energy, health and peace of mind. These are people with whom you share some form of emotional ties, which is why their behaviour has continued, unchecked, for so long. Their poisons, so to speak, can be anything which may cause you heartache; gossip, betrayal, indifference, disloyalty or other such cruelties. This card urges you to make a choice as to what you will and will not accept from this moment on. Stand in your power, rise out of these murky, stagnant waters, and wash away the residual mess. You cannot change the behaviour of others, but you can decide to move on from toxic people and situations. ✨
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Action! This is no time to hesitate – you have procrastinated long enough. Fear is a reality that everyone experiences ~ a thread that ties us to our comfort zone, making it easy to convince ourselves that we will stumble and fail. Its time to cut that thread, and take action. The opportunities await you, but you’ll never see them if you keep your head in the sand! As this card says: “Movement creates magic”… Obstacles can be overcome with creativity and motivation, but nothing will change while you’re standing still! ✨ ————- Action! Ce n’est pas le moment d’hésiter – vous avez tergiversé assez longtemps. La peur est une réalité que tout le monde éprouve ~ un fil qui nous lie à notre zone de confort, ce qui rend facile de nous convaincre que nous trébucherons et échouerons. Il est temps de couper ce fil, et d’agir. Les possibilités vous attendent, mais vous ne les verrez jamais si vous gardez votre tête dans le sable! Comme cette carte dit: “Mouvement crée de la magie” … Rien ne changera si vous êtes debout! ✨
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The Two of Cups is one of those cards that means something quite different to me than what is considered traditional. I see it more as a warning card, to advise against giving in to pressure or expectations of others, to not allow yourself to be forced into a decision or obligation, and to avoid jumping into a relationship or commitment too quickly. For most others, though, this card represents balanced relationships, positive new partnerships, and agreeable contracts. It could also represent meeting someone new with whom you form a heart-centered bond.
Music is key today ~ allow yourself to sing, dance, chant and hum as often as possible. Enjoy your favourite songs and artists, and consider what it is that stirs you as you listen to, sing along with, sway to, or even create music. Music is a powerful healer, each note, tone, lyric and melody vibrates at a unique frequency – when combined, those vibrations form a specific dose of spiritual medicine, and when it resonates in your heart or mind, it is a signal that your Spirit is attuning in order to meet your unique needs. Give yourself permission to heal through the amazing Magick of Music today! ???
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It’s time to stop making excuses, get back up on that horse, and give it all you’ve got! Waiting for approval or permission from someone else could cost you an important opportunity, so trust your intuition. Of course, there is always risk of failure, but you’ll never know the taste of success if you don’t take chances. ✨
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