It has been a long time since I have written a Tarot-themed blog post, and I felt that this would be a perfect time for me to do so.
Between the fact that I AM a professional Psychic that uses Tarot Decks (as well as Divination and Oracle Card Decks); the fact that clients come to me for Readings with the Sacred Tarot, more than any other Psychic Service I offer; my primary Email address being firstname.lastname@example.org; my use of “thetarotman” as the screen name of virtually every Website of which I AM a member; as well as a rather large collection of Tarot Decks (as well as Divination and Oracle Card Decks), the Tarot is a constant in my life.
However, just like there are men that do not think about sex every second of every day (yes, they do exist, and I happen to be one of them), I do not think about the Tarot every second of every day, either. However, the Tarot has a unique way of Re-Minding me of its presence.
Those of you that also follow or read my other blog, “This Gay Man’s Life…” may recall my post about meeting “Mommy Man,” specifically Jerry Mahoney, author of Mommy Man: How I Went from Mild-Mannered Geek to Gay Superdad.”
Aside from the fact that I was excited to purchase yet another autographed copy of a book, but I was also excited to meet, in person, a WordPress blogger turned published author.
That week was an especially Prosperous week for me, and when I had learned that it was a strong possibility that Barnes & Noble Booksellers would be closing its doors, sooner than later, I splurged and purchased four books, which is rare for me, especially without a coupon.
Shortly before making my way downstairs to the registers I found 365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day, by Sasha Graham (Copyright 2014, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota). Or, rather, it found me.
Those of you that have had Readings with me, you know that I rarely use Tarot Spreads in my professional Readings. I simply lay the Cards out as I AM Divinely Guided.
However, from time to time, it makes a difference to use a specific arrangement of Cards to help guide the way.
During my Summer Solstice “Divine Prosperity Event,” on Friday, June 20, 2014, 7-10PM, I used the “Litha Midsummer Solstice Spread,” which happens (not-at-all coincidentally) to be dated on June 20 in the book. For the Spread, I used the Mystical Cats Tarot,” by Lunaea Weatherstone, illustrated by Mickie Mueller (Copyright 2014, Llewellyn Publications, Woodbury, Minnesota).
Some of you have been waiting VERY patiently for that video. I just sent a text message to my tech person, and Goddess Willing, it shall be on my YouTube page, as well as part of a future blog post, before the conclusion of Summer, and the beginning of Autumn.
Interestingly enough, my favorite part of the book is the index of Spreads.
Now, I shall list the categories, from the “Index of Spreads” as well as a Spread from that particular category, and its corresponding date. Here we go…
Animals–“Feline Mystery Spread” (October 29)
Cinema–“Ghost-Hunting Spread” (in honor of the motion picture Ghostbusters, June 8)
Creativity–“T. S. Eliot’s Poets & Writers Spread” (May 9)
Fairy Tales–“Sleeping Beauty’s Peaceful Night’s Sleep Spread” (February 7)
Finance and Legal Matters–“Get Out of Debt Spread” (January 8; perfect for Mr. Prosperity’s Birthday!)
General Advice–“Gratitude Spread” (January 11)
Goddess and God–“Hecate’s Shamanic Spread” (November 16)
Grief, Sadness, and Moving Forward–“Forgiveness Spread” (September 11)
Health and Well-Being–“Weight Loss/Gain Spread (January 16)
Holidays–“Bastille Day Start a Revolution Spread” (July 14, of course)
Home and Family–“Honor Your Ancestors Spread” (August 18; why, that is tomorrow!)
Literacy–“Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic Spread” (March 16)
Love and Romance–“Four Chambers of the Heart Spread” (July 9)
Mythical Creatures–“Mermaid Magic Spread” (January 9)
Nature–“Collision of the Elements Spread (February 9)
Occult and Esoteric–“Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Spread” (September 10)
Out of this World–“Qualities of Leo” (July 23; and yes, Ms. Graham has a “Qualities” Spread for all the Signs of the Western Zodiac, and all the Planets, excluding the Sun. Go figure!)
Self-Knowledge and Personal Growth–“Chartres Sacred Labyrinth/Higher Self Spread” (October 17)
Sensual–“Tantric Kundalini Spread” (January 18)
Spiritual–“The Noble Eightfold Path Spread” (April 13)
Tarot–“A. E. Waite’s Boaz & Jachin Spread” (October 2)
Work and Career–“Grow Your Business Spread” (April 21)
If you purchase a copy of 365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day, by Sasha Graham, I would love to hear which Spread is your favorite, as well as your experiences with the book. I would especially love to hear from professional Psychics who use the Sacred Tarot, as well as people learning the Sacred Tarot, regarding this book, and your use of it.