Happy May Day, everyone! Can you believe it’s May already?! It’s a Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK and I have promised to take my daughter shopping this afternoon, so just a quick little post today.
This simple Tarot spread is suitable for beginners and gives you a good overview of the main aspects to be mindful of for the month ahead.
- Major Arcana. Main developmental theme in the month ahead. You can also make this more specific if you like. Let’s say, for instance, that you are about to start a business then you can make this about career guidance. Or let’s say you’re getting married in a couple of months – In this case it may be good to have a focus on the preparations. You could also choose to make this more specifically about your spiritual path if you like.
- Court Card. Best mental attitude to cultivate. These are the characteristics that will serve you best in meeting this month’s challenges. With Wands it be a spirit of adventure, with Cups a heart-centred and intuitive approach, with Swords it would be through your ability to problem-solve and with Pentacles it is important to stay practical, grounded and to mindful of expenditures. Pages are students and alert you to the fact that you need to inform yourself further, Knights are on a quest so you need to passionately pursue your goals, Queens are the nurturers and show you which area of your life needs extra TLC, and Kings show mastery of their respective Elements.
- Minor Arcana. Action advice. For a feel of the best course of action in the month ahead, read this card with the preceding court card. For instance, let’s say you get the Queen of Wands with 4 of Pentacles for a developmental theme of The Star. You are looking at a theme of faith and humanitarian pursuits, perhaps working with a group of kindred spirits, with The Star. However, the charismatic Queen of Wands is asking you to nurture your own passion and individuality and not lose yourself by making sure you have firm boundaries with others as you work together with others.
Expect the unexpected with Tower. Rapidly moving, life-changing events are on the horizon (so glad I got the heads up!). These changes aren’t usually smooth or easy to navigate with The Tower but like a thunder-storm has the power to clear the air, so does the Tower, and it is possible to start over with a clean slate, moving forward in a new and better direction.
With the Page of Cups as the best mental attitude and the 8 of Wands as the action advice, the best way to approach the sometimes tricky lessons of this month to rely on my intuition and to act quickly based on my inner guidance. Having a beginner’s mind will serve me well and my imagination will guide me to help me find a new direction should a tree fall on my path.
Looking at the guidance before me intuitively (leaving the set positional meanings to one side for a minute). I feel some of the Tower experiences may well concern children. It’s good to be able to scan cards for intuitive guidance even when you read with a specific spread. It’s up to you whether or not you do that first or after you have interpreted the cards according to positional meaning.
Feel free to ask for help with interpreting this spread in the comments if you decide to give it a whirl.
Enjoy what’s left of the Bank Holiday weekend if you have the day off!
Love and Blessings,