Disturbed by fear-inducing superstitions surrounding things like Friday the 13th, black cats, broken mirrors, and the like, my very own black cat, Carl JK, suggested I share the following Clear Away The Fear Tarot spread.
Sometimes the things we’re afraid of are well worth being concerned about. Often though, we create fear from nothing.
The Clear Away The Fear spread is meant to explore areas in our life where false fears or superstitions might be holding us back from enjoying ourselves as fully as we can.
So take this Friday the 13th to try it out. Clear away your own fears, or at least look at them closely enough to make sure they’re worth your time.
Oh yes, and fear not the black cat. He brings good fortune.
Clear Away the Fear Tarot Spread
1. In what area of my life am I harboring superstitions or what might be irrational fears?
2. What about these fears have legitimacy?
3. What about these fears are creating a false state of panic?
4. What can I do to confront and deal with my legitimate concerns?
5. How might I replace the false fears with courage and positive action?
In honour of the Sun moving into Gemini yesterday, I thought we could celebrate with a Tarot spread – a Gemini Tarot Spread to be specific.
In Tarot, Gemini is ruled by the Lovers and often represents commitments, communication, relationships, and decision-making.
Though this is a great time to explore any of those topics, it’s the area of decision-making that I’d like to focus on in today’s spread.
Looking at all sides of an issue is one of the gifts of the Gemini energy, and in turn the Lovers.
But that same gift can also be a challenge when it comes to making a choice. Too much information can be confusing.
To help pull out the relevant issues in a decision-making situation, here’s a simple spread meant to examine two options (though of course you can add as many options to the lay out as you’d like).
Try it out …
Gemini Decision-Making Spread
1. What am I trying to do? This card is meant to look at the big picture, or the ultimate goal of either option.
2. Describe my options (2 cards) – Before you pull these cards, decide which of your options will be described by which card, ex. Option A: I take the job at company XYZ, Option B: I keep working freelance.
Check to see not only how each card describes what the options might look or feel like, but also how they relate to the first card you pulled.
Does there seem to be a connection or is the option described taking you somewhere completely different than you mean to go?
3. What are the challenges of Option A? What are the challenges of Option B?
4. What are the benefits of Option A? What are the benefits of Option B?
5. How am I likely to feel going forward if I choose Option A? How am I likely to feel going forward if I choose Option B?
Again, look to see how these cards not only describe how you might feel, but also how they compare to the other cards in their group, the other group, and the ultimate goal of your decision.