The equinox is fast approaching and is taking place on 22 September in 2016. In the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the autumn equinox, also known as Mabon or second harvest (the first being Lammas and the third being Samhain). The autumn equinox is a feast of gratitude for the earth’s bounty and also a time for sharing this bounty with everyone in need. Mabon is also a time to take stock and plan forward based on what we have reaped. To assist with this and to invoke angelic grace for the process, I have created the Angelic Harvest Tarot Spread:
How to read with the Angelic Harvest Tarot Spread
Before you begin laying the cards out, you need to separate the deck into 6 piles that you shuffle and cut separately:
The Major Arcana (positions 1-3)
The four suits of the Minor Arcana (positions 4-7)
Court cards (positions 8-11)
1-3. The top three Major Arcana cards represent the main spiritual themes and lessons for the recent past (6-8 weeks), Mabon(ish) and the near future (leading up to Samhain).
Before laying out the next four cards, feel free to invoke the grace and guidance of the Archangelic guardians of the four Elements, Archangel Raphael (Air) while you shuffle the Swords, Archangel Michael (Fire) while you shuffle the Wands, Archangel Gabriel (Water) while you shuffle the Cups and Archangel Uriel (Earth) while you shuffle the Pentacles.
4. Raphael’s share – a card from the Minor Arcana suit of Swords, representing your harvest with regards to problem resolution in general.
5. Michael’s share – a card from the Minor Arcana suit of Wands, representing your harvest with regard to your career or creative pursuits.
6. Gabriel’s share – a card from the Minor Arcana suit of Cups, representing your harvest with regards to intimate relationships/friendships.
7. Uriel’s share – a card from the Minor Arcana suit of Pentacles, representing your harvest with regard to health/finances.
8 – 11. Finally, you lay out one court card each in positions 8-11 from among a well-shuffled pile of court cards. Each of these cards clarifies how to best move forward and process or share this harvest.
Don’t forget to read each of the Minor Arcana combos in light of the Major Arcana spiritual lesson themes!