Friday, March 25, 2011

Tarot: The Spiral Spread

I never posted anything on this blog before about tarot, but because I got some questions on twitter today regarding a spread I use, I thought it would be easier to blog about it.

I am studying tarot off and on for quite some years now. I started when I was 17, when I had a volunteer teacher at my high school, who taught me the basics of tarot. I kept on studying it myself in my adult life, but on some periods more then others. One thing I like to do with tarot is glimpse ahead a bit and see what kind of things I could expect in my near future. It feels good to know where I stand and if I might need to adjust my actions. Before I go on with the spread I used today, I want to state one more thing. To me the tarot is a translation key to understand the knowledge that already exist on a deeper level within myself. I do not believe tarot can predict the future, to me it brings to the surface what I already know.

The Spiral Spread:
There are many different kinds of spiral spreads (just google to see what I mean) but I use the one from the book: The Sacred Journey. This is a spiritual Journal which you can buy each year again to record your wishes, days etc. on a spiritual level. I don't buy one every year because experience learns that I don't keep the journal for a whole year. But this spiral spread I still use regularly. I personally use it for a seasonal overview of where I stand.

I took a picture of the book so you can see how this spread works. These places help to read the cards meanings in connection with your life. I imagine you can also use this spread for specific questions, but I personally haven't used it for that.
1) Essence
2) Past
3) Present
4) Future
5) Possibility
6) Blessings
7) Synthesis

I could go on and on about the subject because there is so much to tell in depth about tarot cards and this spread alone, but I won't. I will only add that this has become one of my favorite spreads to use over the years. Because to me it always brings clarity without being overly detailed.


  1. Thank you for clarifying this spread. I hadn't heard about it before, but I think I'll look into it again. When I was much younger (18 or so), the cards were already translating that which I knew deep down, but I was too young to understand what was the right path to take. You have reminded me of the usefulness of the cards. Thanks for that :)

  2. r u aware of any more spreads similair to this?

    thx 4 post btw :)

  3. I have a book with a lot more spreads. I can look into it and post about it in another post :) I guess that would be easiest since I think that a picture makes spreads much clearer :)