Friday, October 31, 2008

Blessed Samhain

Samhain, when the veil between the worlds is at its thinnest, and the Dead are within arm's length, as it were, is traditionally an excellent time for divination; and so I thought I'd post this particular card layout of mine, as it's appropriate for readings done tonight.

Death Spread

This spread is for dealing with change and recognizing your initial reactions to it.

Shuffle the deck and lay out the cards per the diagram above.

Card 1: This card is the change, the Death. This is the sun setting, the inevitable force that cannot be stopped or slowed.

Cards 2, 3 and 4: These cards represent things that have died, aspects of yourself that are gone or have been cut off. They can represent your innocence, ignorance, blind faith, control, or something in its bloom. Name them.

Card 5: This card represents the person you were before, that which you no longer are.

Card 6: This card represents you in response to the change, ways to mourn or sorrow to acknowledge before you can go on. Also acceptance or ways toward acceptance.

Now, if you're below the equator and actually celebrating Beltaine today, (lucky you! It's my very favoritest holiday ever, O yes it is!) you'll probably want this spread instead; and for those of you who are curious, here's the link to my Tarot page, where you'll find plenty of other card layouts, including one for each Major Arcana card. You're bound to find something that fits your situation on this night of introspection and retrospection.


Anonymous said...

Brightest Samhain Blessings to you this New Years Eve.

Anonymous said...

Ooooo I have to try this spread! Perhaps tonight even.

Joyous Samhain
Happy Halloween

May the year ahead be filled with many blessings

Thalia said...

Thank you both, and blessings to you, too. Many many blessings!