Your name is no accident. There is magick in your name that you can harness with this Tarot spread.
Start by adding up the letters of your first name:
EXAMPLE: Lisa = 3+9+1+1 = 14 = Temperance
Reduce any number greater than 22 to a number between 1-22 to correspond to one of the Major Arcana cards. Place the corresponding Major Arcana card at the top of the table.
This Major Arcana card corresponds to your life purpose.
The next step is to choose a quality that you wish to embody for each of the letters or your name.
L – love
I – inspiration
S – self-confidence
A – abundance
Pull a card for each of these qualities and place them below the Major Arcana card that corresponds to your name.
Contemplate how each of the cards mirrors or challenges the expression of the qualities you chose to embody.
Contemplate how each of these cards relates to the Major Arcana card and your life purpose.
Magick of Your Name Tarot Reading
Here are the cards I pulled for myself this morning from the Book of Shadows Tarot Vol 1.:
LISA = 14 = Temperance / Ostara
L – Love: 6 of Fire/Saturn (6 of Wands)
I – Inspiration: 1 of Air (Ace of Swords)
S – Self-confidence: Wisdom (The High Priestess)
A – Abundance: Maiden of Air (Knight of Swords)
6 of Fire and Saturn speak of integrating Masculine/Father energies at the heart level.
1 of Air shows me what I already know – Inspiration is my forte. A steady flow of ideas from an infinite source… and I often wake up knowing what to write about.
II Wisdom. My self-confidence is intimately tied to the work I do and my spiritual calling. When I’m on my path, nothing can rock my confidence.
Maiden of Air… Too many ideas perhaps. There is a need to focus on that million dollar idea.
The work I do is all about Healing and Temperance is the main healing card in the deck.
Now you try it! Have fun! 🙂
I’m trying to choose anew name for myself, is this spread a good fit?
Hi Lisa…someone posted your article in my Tarotravellors group. You were in my group at oe time. Lov your name spread idea. Be well travellor ;*)
Thanks for letting me know, Terry, and all the best to you! 🙂
my name comes up to 32 so do i add them ? 5?
yes, add them together to make 5 🙂
The cards for each of the qualities chosen, do change? Are they the way I’m living (or dealing with) these qualities right now, or they are kind of an oracle I should work with -all my life- to reflect such qualities?
Hi Joy, I hesitate to say whouat you ‘should’ do… but if it resonates, then by all mean keep working with this. Your life experience will deepen your understanding of the Arcanum and studying occult and esoteric subjects to better understand the associated Tarot card will inform your understanding of how to use this wisdom in your life on a more practical level. It’s an adventure! 🙂
Thank you! <3 It's a Fool's adventure, I guess 🙂
So for my name Kara, I got 22; do I choose the next in line that is The Fool card after The World which is 21? Or add 2+2 to get 4 for The Emperor? Thanks! 🙂
22 is The Fool
I got 9, the Hermit, which also came up for me in the "being" position in your fantastic Life Purpose Spread. This makes sense in that I'm a teacher, a seeker and a bit of a loner, but it worries me that I might be fated to be a lonely Hermit for the rest of my life.
hi Johanna I have two first names, first is card 1 the magician and second is 9 the hermit, they are both a perfect match for my personality, I love learning knowing, and also magical, I am more of a loner and for my magical name I have card 8 strength, and to be honest they are all telling the truth, either I like it or not. might be comforting to know that others are stuck with the devil or the fool etc
No card is ‘better’ than any other. There is strong medicine in both The Devil and The Fool. Nobody should consider themselves ‘stuck’ with a less desirable card. They are all truly magical.
Thanks Denise! 🙂
Fun and interesting!!! My magick card is Justice (11) and the way you describe its meaning absolutely resonates with me 🙂 I can't wait to do the full spread later tonight.
PS: love your new pic on your newsletter….gorgeous lady with super beautiful eyes!!! ~*~*~*~*~**~*~
For me it means that I am always torn between two things – have been since a child. My wandering spirit isn't content with the status quo and is always looking for the other thing. That's what my gut tells me 🙂
What does The Lovers mean to you, Livleen?
Wow, my name corresponds to the Lovers card. What does that mean?
Thanks Stephanie, glad you love the blog. Enjoy the spread! 🙂
I am loving your blog and I will have to do this! Blast my long name though lol. I just need to figure out something appropriate for N.
I would do one for the name I use and one for my magickal name – forget about the birth name if you don't use it at all.
Should I use my birth nam, or the name given to me when I was adopted, or even my magickal name?
Very cool insight! 🙂
Wow! I just realized that my soul/Personality card and the card for my name is the same (6: Lovers). Not only that they are being made up of exactly the same single digits (2 and 4).
You're welcome, Audacious Gardener. Glad you had some cool insights! 🙂
Both my IRL and online names added up to the same card. Pretty cool. 🙂 Oh, did I mention the card is spot on?! 😉 Thanks for a great spread.
Seasidhe, Christine Jette writes great Tarot books! Glad you found the spread useful 🙂
Wow Lisa ! I have just tried the first part of this spread, to see which one of the majors is linked to my firstname. I did the same thing with the firstname of my lover. I have read the shadow part (from Tarot Shadow Work by Christine Jette) for each of the cards and this is just unbelievable !!! I think this is a good exercise to see clearly with who you deal !
Glad you like it! 🙂
Fantastic spread! Great for a birthday 🙂
Thanks, Zanna… I'd go with Zesty! 😀
Great idea for a spread, Lisa! Now I just have to think of an appropriate word that begins with Z…