Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fool's Day Tarot Spread

The Fool tarot card is associated with the beginning of a journey, the start of an adventure, and the feeling that something new is just around the corner. It represents each person in his or her original state of innocence. It is about leaping into the unknown, moving forward with curiosity, faith and trust. It is about a journey of self development and adventure.

If you are facing a decision or have come to a fork in the road, one of your best resources may be The Fool tarot card. Use this spread to help you gain clarity as you begin or continue your journey.

April Fool’s Day Tarot Card Spread

Shuffle your tarot cards to clear them and put your energy into the cards. Once they feel clear, continue to shuffle thinking about the decision that lies in front of you. If you don’t have a decision in front of you at this point, focus on the feeling of change entering your life.

Shuffle until you feel “done.” This will be different for each person and there is no right or wrong way to do this. As I am shuffling, sometimes I hear a number, “four,” which to me means that I am supposed to shuffle four more times. After four more shuffles, I hold the cards to see if I get the “done” feeling. If not, I shuffle again until it feels complete.

Note: Don’t get caught up on the right and wrong way to shuffle. If it’s easier for you, simply shuffle eight times while putting your energy into the cards. The cards will then be ready.

Here’s how to do the April Fool’s Day Spread, which will give you supporting information as you step forward on your journey. I've also included a sample interpretation below:

1. After you are done shuffling, turn the deck over and look through the cards until you come to the Fool. If the card is reversed (upside-down), rotate the entire deck over until The Fool is right-side-up.

2. Place the Fool in the center of the spread.

3. Take the next card in the deck (under The Fool card) and place it to the left of the Fool. This represents the past. In this example, that would be the Queen of Wands (reversed)

4. Take the next card in the deck and place it to the right of the Fool. This represents the future. (In this example, that would be the Justice card)

5. Take the next card in the deck and place it below the Fool card. This represents underlying forces that are present as you take this step forward. (In this example, that would be the Lovers card)

6. Take the next card in the deck and place it above the Fool card. (In this example, that would be the Queen of Swords).

Sample Interpretation: As you embark on this journey (The Fool), here are some things to consider:

1. The Past – Queen of Wands (reversed) – The energetic, career-minded, action-oriented face you have presented to the world is not needed for this next step of the journey.

2. The Potential Future – Justice – Even though things are changing quite rapidly for you, if you continue to follow your intuitive guidance, things will come back into balance, but at a higher level. As you move forward, your vision (although foggy now) will come into focus.

3. Forces Supporting You – The Lovers – As you take your next step, be aware of partnerships along the way. Who do you trust? Who should be included on your path at this time? The decision you are making has to do with faith…faith in yourself, faith in the universe, and faith in your path. You are being asked to take this step, but there is a choice involved. Are you ready to move forward? If so, what’s your next step? If not, what else do you need to be ready?

4. What Qualities Will Help You? – Queen of Swords – Now is a time to allow your head to rule your heart, especially as move on forward. Heart means your emotions, not your intuition. Don’t get caught up in the emotion of the decision. Listen intuitively and use your intellect to move you forward.

Now it’s time for you to shuffle your cards and ask for clarity about your journey. What insights does The Fool have for you?

Here's a copy of the spread for you to try:

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Lori Lavender Luz said...

With some practice, I think I'll get this!

Sheri said...

Reading tarot cards is a great way to get in touch with your intuitive voice.

It's a great way to get still and listen.