• Cards,  Tarot Spreads

    Joining together to release spread

    I created this spread during a week of intensive work, basically a full on tarot retreat, with an amazing friend and spiritual co-worker (that sounds weird, but I mean it). A few days in, we both realised we had major fears of disempowerment that were messing with our flow. So I decided to create a spread through which we could support each other in releasing these fears. It was an immensely powerful experience. There were moments in it when I thought I’d taken drugs. I definitely hadn’t. I also spent some of the process feeling really nauseous. Luckily we’re both awesome and very good at creating and being safe spaces…

  • Cards,  Tarot Spreads

    Blooming into Prosperity Spread

    This is a spread that aims to help clarify the feelings we currently have around our ability to prosper. Not just to survive but to thrive. I see our prosperity consciousness as made up of our relationship to our creativity,  our receptivity and our growth: In order to receive from the outside world and grow as individuals we need to be creating, tapping in to our creative drives. In order to be able to receive and create we need to grow, to create space and avoid stagnation. In order to feed both our creativity and our growth we need to be able to receive from the external world. Preparation In…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 2

    This is the second reading I did for myself with the ‘Open the locked door…’ spread. This was where the name of the spread came from. Process After the ‘I am/not/a woman’ spread I felt the need to forgive myself. This was what the oracle cards had pointed to as the negative outcome in my life around my issues with womanhood. Through free writing on this I came to a need to forgive myself for the doors I had locked to myself. These locked doors felt like they were also stopping me from being able to forgive. I didn’t have conscious access to the information I needed to do this.…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 1

    My previous post ‘Open the locked door…’ aimed at giving straight forward(ish) instructions for doing this 9 card spread. This and the next few posts will detail the readings I got with 3 different sentences and some of my process around that, as well as giving a few more sentence examples that I helped a friend to use to give an idea of how readers can use this spread with others. I think this is a particularly good spread for personal shadow work, but also worked really well with my friend. The deck I used for all these spreads was the Mary-El. I really love it for this sort of…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door…

    This is a highly adaptable spread for a wide variety of situations. If you’re free writing, meditating, doing the washing up, trying to look busy at work, cuddling a tree (you get the picture) and a sentence pops out at you. A sentence that holds some kind of power, you can create a spread out of it like this to explore that power/direction/energy that made it pop out. I’ve found it really useful for a bunch of different sentences. The last one was ‘I embody my power’, split into I/embody/my power. I thought it was going to be all about affirming my power, showing me how to access it and…