It’s Halloween today and Pagans in the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating Third Harvest, aka Samhain. This is a time to take stock of the year, assess the harvest and start planning for the new season of sowing.
Many Pagans and Witches do a big reading for the year ahead on Halloween. I like to use the 12 Houses Zodiac Tarot Spread for a year ahead reading but because I also wanted to take stock of the past year, I decided to do it with a twist:
The outer ring represents the karmic third harvest for each of the houses and the inner ring shows a dominant theme/lesson for the year ahead. You can see each future lesson as a seed from the current harvest and perhaps try to understand how they are linked…
I’m using the Halloween Tarot deck by US Games Inc for this reading which you can see in the picture above.
In the middle I have placed two cards. The 9 of Pentacles is the main lesson I learned and the Queen of Pentacles is about my next big lesson in the year ahead. These two are clearly linked. The 9 of Pentacles has given me a sense of self-sufficiency which I must now put to use in caring for others (Queen of Pentacles).
I won’t go into detail about what it all means here but I hope you enjoy this tip for a year ahead reading with a Samhain twist.