🎄Holiday Cheer | 4 Tarot + Oracle Spreads

Here are some tarot spreads that I’ve designed to help us bring more Cheer into our spirit this holiday season. Watch the Holiday Spreads Video here for more details and to see these spread layouts in action!
     

🌰 The Big Breakthrough – Nutcracker Spread 

This spread is great for busting through obstacles! (This one’s my favorite!)

1. Chestnut – Challenge

2. Nutty Center – Heart of the Matter

3. Nutcracker – Use This to Crack the Challenge Wide Open

4. Open Fire – New Energy Coming In


The 3 Wise Men 🌟

This spread is designed to activate your inner Wise Man!

1. Gold – Find Strength in This

2. Frankincense – Cleanse + Purify This

3. Myrrh – Raising your Vibe + Finding your Truth

4. Star (Shadow Card) – Hope + Faith


🎅🏼 Santa’s Little Helper 

What can you do to make sure you end up on the nice list this year?

What can you to do:

1. Help Yourself

2. Help Your Community

3. Help Your Family + Friends

4. Gifts You Bring

5. Spread Cheer


Penguin’s Paradise 🐧🌴

Have some areas of your life been on ice?

1. Iceberg – Where Are You Stuck + Stagnant?

2. Waddling on Ice – Where Are You Struggling?

3. Gliding Through Water – Where Are You Free Flowing?

4. Community – How Your Community Nurtures You

 

Have a Happy Card-Slinging Holiday!

xo Ariel

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Grateful Gatherings Spread

Happy Season of Gratitude!
I’ve designed this spread as a fun way to check-in with ourselves and what we may be bringing to the table this holiday season. Each position in this spread is representative of some of the energies you may see represented at your gatherings this year! Feel free to work with both oracle and tarot cards in this spread!
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  1. The Table – Where is there stability in your life?
  2. Cornucopia – What abundance is overflowing in your life?
  3. Wishbone – How are your manifesting abilities at this time?
  4. Food Coma – Where are you sleeping too much/being lazy in your life?
  5. Holding Hands – How can you be more of service to others at this time?
Feel free to use tarot and/or oracle cards when working the spread. I tried it myself and absolutely loved, loved, loved it! So spot on. Curious to know what the energy surrounding the general collective is this holiday season? Be sure to watch the YouTube video that goes along with this spread to see how to do it for yourself and for a reading for the general collective!   You can watch it here!
How can you be more grateful in your life this holiday season? Let me know what you think! If you do this spread for yourself and put it on social media, be sure to use #gratitudeistheattitude 
Stay grateful lovelies!
Gobble, gobble

xo Ariel

Autumnal Awesomeness Spread

Happy Fall lovely ones! Autumn is by far my favorite season for multiple reasons – October, crisp air, Halloween, pumpkin spice lattes… I designed this spread to Celebrate the Awesome that is Autumn with just a few of them! Thinking of bringing your tarot cards to the bonfire? Divining for answers while munching some scrumptious pumpkin pie? This is the perfect spread to try.

If you try this spread and love how it works for you, be sure to post it on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #autumnalawesomness so we can share in the Awesome that is Autumn together!

*Feel free to use tarot and/or oracle cards with this spread. I used the Psychic Tarot for the Heart oracle deck for my own reading. Check out my personal reading below to see how this spread can work for you. Give it a go with some of your fave oracle decks!

xo Ariel

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Dead leaves | Transformation – What needs to Fall away? What do you need to crunch underfoot?
My Card: Release
I am currently in the process of releasing lots of things from the past and the present. As I release these things, I need to truly let them go and not keep thinking about them. This feels like I need to just keep moving forward and not look behind me.
Bonfire | Warm + Toasty – Where will things be heating up for you this Autumn?
My Card: Opportunity Beckons
Yay! Looks like some new opportunities may be coming up this Fall! This feels like a reminder to keep fueling my fire and passion. Doors will be opening on the other side of the release. I can’t walk through them if I’m looking back at what I’ve already let go of.
Pumpkin Pie | Savor This – Where is the sweetness?
My Card: Choose Your Battles
I have been definitely learning how to choose my battles wisely lately! It is just not worth the time or energy to feed into another’s negativity. This resonates with me as a message of protection as the Wheel of the Year turns yet again. It is also a reminder to not let ego control my words or actions when my pride may be hurt.
Horror Film | Fear + Anxiety – Where are you afraid? What are you hiding from?
My Card: Feeling Alone
*Sigh. Yes, Universe, I know this is something that always comes up for me. This is definitely a fear of mine and one I have been working through for many years. I guess this Autumn will be no different lol. Progress has been made, but there is always work to do.
Hot Cocoa | Comfort – Where can you bring more comfort to yourself?
My Card: Seek
I love this card! It totally feels like sitting in quiet meditation, chatting with my spirit guides, and conversing with the birds. Feeling Mother Nature’s energy and seeking peace inside of it! This Fall may be a time of learning and seeking out new information.
Horn of Plenty | Gratitude – Where should you be more thankful? How can you focus more on gratitude?
My Card: Embrace
I need to embrace situations for what they are – both the good and the bad. To honor the balance in all things. This is a reminder to embrace others and love them as I wish to be embraced and loved. To connect with the collective and the collective unconscious. This also encourages me to send healing to others/the world as a show of gratitude for the blessings I have in my life.

 

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Here’s a photo of my Autumnal Awesomeness reading feat. The Psychic Tarot for the Heart Oracle Deck by John Holland

Crown Chakra ‘Check In’ Spread

Hi Lovelies! Here is a Crown Chakra tarot and/or oracle card spread that you can use whenever you feel the need to ‘Check In’ with your beautiful Crown Chakra. Try it out and let me know what you think in the comments below!

If you’d like to know more information about this chakra of communication with Spirit, awareness, awakening, and higher knowledge, be sure to watch my Crown Chakra | Rock Your Chakras! video.

 

Crown Chakra CheckIn Spread 2

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  1. Awareness – What is our current level of awareness? Use the Shadow Card which is the card at the bottom of the deck
  2. Claircognizance – What do we know most clearly at this time?
  3. Connection – What can we do to help us feel more connected with others, our guides, and the world around us? 
  4. Guides – What guidance do our guides, angels, and Spirit have for us at this time?

 

Awareness – Water Elemental

We are allowing our intuition to flow more freely. We’ve become more forgiving of ourselves and others. We are also coming to the realization that the stress we put on ourselves is not worth the hassle. We’d rather go with the flow – to be fluid and receptive like water. It is a great state to receive new insights, impressions, and messages from spirit!

Claircognizance – Wheel of Life

We know that life has it’s ups and downs, the good and the bad, the yin and the yang. We know the importance of balance in all things and that everything goes through cycles. Things change – the seasons, the weather, our lives. Everything is a cycle. We are aware that our goal is to integrate ourselves into this natural flow of the Wheel of Life.

Connection – Gratitude

Having gratitude for our relationships, for those who support us, for all Mother Earth provides for us, and for love is a great way to help us feel more connected to the world around us. Gratitude helps keep you connected in the present moment and thankful for the blessings all around you – seen and unseen. Be grateful for life’s lessons and those who bring them to you.

Guides – Root Chakra

How interesting that we received Root Chakra in our Crown Chakra spread! It is so important though. Our guides and angels are telling us that we need to make sure we have a strong foundation and are grounded – especially when working with our Crown Chakra! Spirit wants us to know that we are safe and secure. We have all we need to survive on the physical plane. When we are worried to much about the physical it can be hard for us to connect to the spiritual. Ask your guides and angels to help you feel safe, secure, and grounded in your energy.

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Feat. Conscious Spirit Oracle Deck by Kim Dreyer & U.S. Game Systems, Inc.

 

xo Ariel

Third Eye Chakra Tarot Spread

 

Third Eye Chakra Spread Layout

Our Third Eye Chakra is the hub for our intuition, clairvoyance, and psychic ability. It is associated with our pineal gland, which Descartes called the “seat of the soul”. We use our Third Eye when we use our imagination, communicate with Spirit, do mediumship work, read tarot cards, have premonitions, or do any type of divination work. I love this chakra so much, that I have designed this spread to help us dive deeper into what our Third Eye wants us to know and how we can develop this beautiful gem! I pulled these cards as a general reading for anyone who reads this, whenever they read this, to help them get a snapshot of what is going on with their Third Eye. Take a look and see how this spread works and then try it out for yourself if you like!

 

Third Eye Chakra Spread Cards for Blog

feat. Revelations Tarot

 

Card 1 – What is the current state of my third eye?
Three of Swords
You may be feeling a little heartbroken that your clairvoyant abilities aren’t where you want them to be right now. Open your heart. There may be a need for more spiritual protection from negative energies that you may be releasing. Try sending white healing light to your Third Eye and Heart chakra. Be positive about where you are in your development. You are exactly where you are supposed to be with it – right now, in this moment.

Card 2 – What has my third eye been telling me I’ve been blind to?
Eight of Cups
There is a situation or state of emotion that you need to move away from, but do so gracefully. Stand up for yourself and how you’re feeling. Honor your emotions and feelings on the situation. Listen to what your intuition has been telling you about leaving this situation behind you. There’s a need to break the surface so you can breathe again. A need to step into a new world, new environment, new surroundings, new emotional state of being.

Card 3 – What is blocking my clairvoyant vision?
Nine of Swords
Anxiety, fear, and worry are MAJOR blocks to our clairvoyant vision. You could be stressed out about a personal situation. You may be freaking out because your mind races during meditation or you don’t feel like you’re doing a certain third eye opening technique right. You’ve been working towards this for a while and have yet to see results. You may be scared of what you may experience. I also get the feeling of a fear of being seen as crazy, wrong, or not fully trusting in what you have been experiencing. You don’t know what to expect from this new world of psychic vision and communication so you are unconsciously blocking yourself due to this fear of the unknown. Relax!

Card 4 – What am I seeing clearly?
Six of Cups
You’re sense of play and the need to let your inner child run free are definitely appreciated! You’ve been having a lot of nostalgic feelings around old memories – smells are exceptional triggers for this and for your clairvoyance. Your sense of imagination has been very childlike as of late. You may have been wondering if any experiences you had as a child are real. There may be someone from the past who has shown back up in your life. Trust the intuitive impressions you receive about this person whether they be good or bad! I also get the feeling that there is a friend or loved one who has passed who you’ve been thinking about a lot lately. You wonder if it is their presence that has been surrounding you. There may have even been a certain song on the radio that really allowed you to feel their energy around you. You have an inkling it’s them but you’re not quite sure? Don’t doubt your feelings because it IS them!

 
Card 5 – How can I strengthen my intuition?
Five of Swords
Don’t worry if you feel your skills aren’t up to par with someone else’s. Let go of envy, jealousy, judgement, and comparison. Trust in your own abilities. Don’t be cocky about your skills or be trapped in a state of comparison. Allow the ego to fall away. Let your own gift develop in it’s own time. Don’t be unsure or insecure about your gifts – trust them. Trust the impressions you’re getting. You are not on everyone else’s schedule. Stay focused on your journey. Intuition is not a competition.

 

Card 6 – What does my third eye want me to see differently?
Ace of Swords
There is an idea – something you are trying to develop, a thought floating around in your head – that seems stuck or isn’t going anywhere. You’ve been trying to grasp a hold of it but can’t seem to pull it out from the concrete. Look at this idea from a different perspective. Take a step back from it and come back to it later. Try doing a Third Eye meditation and think about this idea. See what new insights your intuition has for you about this situation. Don’t judge whatever solution comes to you – just listen and be aware. Your Third Eye could be telling you this may not be the best way to go about what you’re planning.

 
Card 7 – Seat of the Soul – What advice does my third eye have for me at this time? (Shadow Card)
Five of Pentacles
Stop reaching and yearning. Let your Third Eye develop in it’s own time. Leave the scarcity mindset and the not good enough mentality behind you! This kind of mentality will only create more of that reality for you. Look around you for others that may have similar interests as you in developing their psychic ability. Lean upon each other and talk about what worked and what didn’t work for the both of you. Use the support of your peers. Find a mentor. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! It is not an easy or quick thing developing the Third Eye. It takes lots of work and practice but the reward is worth it.

Be sure to try this spread and let me know how it works for you and your Third Eye Chakra!

xo Ariel

 

The H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. Tarot Spread

Hi Lovelies! We could all use more happiness in our lives right?! Sometimes it just seems hard to grasp what may be blocking our sense of happiness. I designed this spread to do just that! This spread also looks at areas of your life to invite more happiness into. It is a great way to clarify when your feeling confused and can really help you break through the clouds and burst into the golden sunshine! This 9 card spread is pretty powerful I must say! It even made me scratch my head and re-evaluate my thought processes on some issues. This spread has definitely given me some inspiration and I hope it will do the same for you!

Maven's HAPPINESS Tarot Spread

Please Note: You don’t just have to use Tarot cards in this spread. Oracle cards are great as well! You can also pull 1 Tarot card and 1 Oracle card for each position.

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My H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S. Spread feat. The Wild Unknown Tarot                                            

Each position in this 9 card spread stands for a letter in the word HAPPINESS. I’ve added my personal reading to the description of the positions so you can get a better idea of how the spread can work for you!

H – Holding on too tightly
10 of Wands rx
Where have you been holding on too tightly in your life? What can you let go of and release to help you find more happiness? When we hold on too tightly to things that no longer serve us, we don’t allow room to receive that which is for our greatest and highest good. I got the 10 of Wands reversed – YAY! I’ve been struggling with carrying around too much baggage and stress. It’s nice to have finally set that ton of bricks down!

A – Acceptance
The Hanged Man rx
Where do you need to stop resisting and make way for allowance to happen? What truth do you need to accept that is holding you back from the happiness you seek? With The Hanged Man reversed, I need to stop struggling and being impatient about where I am on my spiritual journey. I need to work on accepting that I am where I am supposed to be, right now, in this moment. All will happen in Diving Right Timing.

P – Patience
10 of Swords
In what area of my life do I need to have more patience? Patience is something I struggle with a lot. Impatience can really be a block to your happiness. When you’re impatient, you are living in the future and not focusing on the present moment. Remember, the present is a gift. I’ve been feeling a little hurt that things are not moving along as fast as I would like them to. Sometimes I get discouraged and wonder if I am doing the right thing as shown in the 10 of Swords. Here again, everything works out in Divine Right Timing.

P – Passion
7 of Wands rx
Where does your passion lie? Are you going after it effectively? What does the passion burning inside you want you to know most right now? I am letting my inner flame burn within but sometimes have trouble expressing it outwardly. I may even have a little fear of standing out in a crowd with the 7 of Wands reversed. (Yikes, I have a lot of reversals in this spread – lol!)

I – Intuition
The World rx
How can you ignite your intuition? What may be blocking it and what can you do to fan the flames? In The World reversed, I see a need for me to connect more with nature and community. This is an encouragement to deepen my connection to Spirit and in doing so, deepening my connection to all that is. We are all connected.

N – Nurturing
The Hermit rx
What can I do to be more nurturing to myself in the cultivation of happiness? How can I offer a more nurturing attitude towards life and self? Looks like I’m not getting enough “me” time with The Hermit reversed! I need to slow down, go deep within, and meditate more. Cultivate more quiet and peace of mind. I also think is a reminder to ground and shield myself as I go about my day to protect me from harmful or negative energies that can be draining. I’m an empath and don’t shield myself as much as I should. I do think this is also a warning not to spend too much time isolating myself. Every once is a while I should poke my head out of my comfy shell and have some fun with others 🙂

 
E – Empowerment
The Lovers
Feeling empowered is an essential part of happiness. Where am I empowered? How can I gain empowerment? What situation in my life is calling for me to be more empowered? Yay! – finally another card that isn’t a reversal!! Woohoo! The Lovers are telling me to make more empowered decisions on my happiness journey. Choice is empowering! Choice is freedom. I have the option to do what makes me happy everyday – to wake up and choose to smile like the sun is shining even when things look dreary outside. That is empowerment in a nutshell my friends! The love you give and receive can be empowering as well. Empowerment is freedom. Freedom is choice.

S – Spirituality
Father of Swords rx
What can I do to enhance my spirituality? What does my spirituality do for my sense of happiness? How does having a spiritual practice deepen my sense of happiness? My spirituality allows me to get out of my over analyzing head (that’s my Moon in Aquarius always busy at work) so much as seen in the Father of Swords reversed. It helps to give me balance and to quiet my mind. It helps me to understand others and to be more open and empathetic. My spirituality keeps me from being over critical of myself. It helps me to focus on the present moment instead of focusing on the ‘what ifs’ of life. It brings me back to center. My spiritual practice helps me to look within for the answers to my most pressing questions. It definitely adds more color to my life!

S – Sparkle
Daughter of Swords rx
How can I add more sparkle to my life? Where do I sparkle and shine? What could be blocking/dulling my sparkle? What can I do to keep shining brightly even on the darkest night? I sparkle when I use my intuition to help others! I also think the Daughter of Swords reversed is telling me to speak up more in my life! To express my truth freely and clearly. This is a message for me to share my bright ideas with the world – without fear! It is a message to have more faith and confidence in my thoughts and beliefs, therefore allowing me to sparkle like the gem I am! Expressing my personal truth can also be of help to others.

I hope this spread allows you grow and cultivate more happiness in your life. It all starts from within! Let me know how this spread works for you!

Stay radiant Sunshine!

xo Ariel