the karmic grace tarot spread

Karmic Grace Past Life Tarot Spread and Sample Reading


Past Life Astrology by Judy Hall is blowing my mind a little right now with how accurately it relates to my own life experience and my more or less educated guesses on what is karmic in this in this incarnation. I feel I finally have a chance to get a handle on what is what through reading this book and carefully studying my own birth chart.

Not only that, I believe this information translates beautifully into an opportunity to delve even deeper through targeted readings on each of the different types of personal karma.

Other types of karma are group karma, collective karma (global) and cosmic karma.

The different types of personal karma:

  • Merit karma (reward)
  • Recompense karma (repayment)
  • Redemptive karma (sacrifice for the greater good)
  • Retributive karma (an eye for an eye)
  • Attitudinal karma (ingrained beliefs)
  • Organic karma (karma carried by the body)
  • Karmic treadmill (addictions etc)
  • Work karma (pull toward certain types of work)
  • Symbolic karma (bed-wetting for being a witch ducker, for instance)
  • Communication karma (mocking others in past lives etc)
  • Sins of omission and commission (difficult repeat life lessons)
  • Relationship karma (not getting over someone)
  • Pacts and promises (religious vows etc)
  • Karma in suspension (not possible to resolve in this lifetime)
  • Karma in the making
For what planetary and house aspects refer to each of the different types of karma, you will need to study the information in the book.
I have listed the various types of personal karma so that you can choose the area that you feel is most heavily impacting your life at this moment in time to read on.
How can reading on personal karma help you grow? It can help you grow by understanding exactly how this karma is playing out in your life today and also what grace you can call on to resolve the karma permanently once you have done all in your power to work things out.
This is especially true about relationship karma. I have met countless people who have been pulled into karmic relationships that leave them feeling as if they are banging their heads against the wall since there is no way forward for resolving things with the other person (ah, yes – free will!).
The spread that unfolded itself in my mind after reading this is quite deck specific but feel free to choose other decks that call to you. However for the Past Life position, I do recommend the Past Life Oracle Cards which I find spookily accurate.

The Karmic Grace Tarot Spread

For the Grace position, I have chosen to read with the Whispers of Love Oracle, which is wonderfully loving and gentle… a good fit for the concept of divine grace 🙂
the karmic grace tarot spread

Sample Reading

Bonefire Tarot, Past Life Oracle and Whispers of Love Oracle

1. How this karma is playing itself out right now

Strength. Wow. Not only is this the year card for 2015, it is also the personal theme card I pulled for the year ahead on my birthday a few days ago! In my Zodiac reading, abundance issues were heavily emphasised. I have a huge opportunity to resolve some of this karma in the year ahead. Karmic Saturn is in Taurus in the 11th House in my natal chart…

2. (Crossing) Main challenge in order to resolve it

6 of Pentacles. Again, I find myself gobsmacked at how effin’ spot on the cards are… It’s like they’ve been gagging to read about karmic issues.

3. Past life connection

The reason I decided to read on this is that I seriously suspect monastic vows of poverty. Lo and behold… here we find the Spirituality and Religion card!

4. Grace that can be invoked to resolve this karma

Choose Love. This card is a reminder that I have the power to choose what to do about this situation. It is time to create a different, more loving vision for my financial future.

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