Welcome to the Ostara Tarot Blog Hop! You may have arrived here by hopping forward from Joanne's blog or hopping backwards from Joanna's - or maybe you've just alighted on the page by chance!
Whichever mossy path you have taken to reach me here at Tarot Thrones, you are most welcome *pulls out a chair and proffers a plate of chocolate biscuits. Really nice 'spensive biscuits - nothing but the best*
If you've never been here before, let me explain a little about life here at Tarot Thrones - this blog exists primarily to help people with their Court Card work. I know. Tricky! And that maybe makes it sound a bit boooooooring here, but I hope that it's not :-)
This spread was inspired by the snowdrop. By looking at the plant's structure, I arrived at this 8-card spread. Take your cards and begin to shuffle, all the while thinking of the snowdrop......
Card 2: The green fuse (as Dylan Thomas most memorably wrote!) that emerges from the earth, spiking its way inexorably skywards asks: what motivates me?
Cards 3, 4 and 5 - These three cards represent the three outer petals and together ask: what flowers within me. The cards may be read individually or as a trio.
Cards 6, 7 and 8 - These are the three tiny inner petals that are difficult to see (unless you look!) and together ask: what hidden gifts do I have? Again, these cards may be read individually or as a trio.
Record your reading in your journal and refer to it whenever your energies flag or you could just do with a boost to renew yourself.
There may be cards that arise within this spread that you don't feel fit the questions - cards that you actively dislike or feel ambivalent about. This is the perfect time of year, the Spring Equinox, to deal with any ambivalence that you might feel regarding the cards - see whether you can bring those energies from the dark and into the light :)
Should any card be unclear, pull another card to clarify the meaning. The spread works equally well with an Oracle or Tarot deck, I find. Because my blog is about Court Cards, you can try this variation - For Card 1, you may prefer to take 16 Court Cards from a different deck to your main deck and select a Court to see whose energies nourish you?
I hope that you find a little time to try the spread, but now I appreciate that you must be off - forwards or backwards - to my lovely neighbours on this blog hop *waves white hankie fondly at the departing reader* Come back and visit us again, won't you?