Joanna Powell Colbert, creator of the Gaian Tarot, has a wonderful post about a New Moon tarot spread. I really like the introspection this process fosters as she describes it.
I also have a favorite spread to share with you. Although mine is not as elegant as Joanna’s, I find it gives me a straight-up answer when I am mired in the muck of life. I call it, aptly enough, the sh*t spread.
Here’s my latest reading for myself. I used the World Spirit deck for this one.
How did I get into this sh*t? Seven of Cups
I have been indulging in fantasies and dreams, and not wanting to choose because that would put a limit or boundary on me. Daydreaming may provide inspiration for moving along the path, but I have not chosen a direction, so I are still at the crossroads. I feel stagnant because me fantasies cannot feed me.
What is this sh*t all about? Ten of Cups
This is about my desire for a fulfilling and happy home life and family. What does that mean to me? What expectations do I have of others I consider my family? What expectations do they have of me? Who is included and how do we treat each other?
I have been feeling alienated and alone even when with my family — my husband and the core folks of Becoming. I am still hurting in grief from my father’s abandonment and death. There are core issues surrounding home and family that I need to deal with in order to have the fulfillment I seek.
How do I get out of this sh*t? Seven of Wands
I need to gather my courage to draw boundaries and state my position. I need to make choices about what is needed and desirable and what is not. I have to stand for what I want, and I have to own my own issues. I need to suck it up and defend what is important.
What do I need to learn to not get in this sh*t again? Sage (King) of Pentacles
The Sage of Pentacles embodies abundance and stability. I need to find my own stable center and embody that. I need to integrate a perspective of abundance rather than lack.
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