Updated: Sep 8
There are many sayings and quotes about fear. Popular wisdom usually advises to face a fear and look it straight in the eyes to overcome it. That’s the hard way and not necessarily a bad way. Some people say you have to tackle fear progressively.
Whether you’re doing it the soft or harder way, the most important thing is that you’re actually doing it.
Don’t let your fear sit in the closet and grow. Open the closet. Face the skeleton. Evict it.
Not sure how? Well, Tarot can help. As always!
Let me introduce you to a couple of Tarot spreads you can do to identify your own fears, known and unknown, as well as solutions and tips on how to get rid of them.
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself” – F.D Roosevelt
Fear kills potential. Fear kills talent. Let’s face these ghosts, let’s shine some light in their faces and prepare for a peaceful winter with this simple Halloween Tarot Reading in the shape of a haunted house.
The Haunted House Spread*
The purpose of this spread is to put a name on your deepest fears and find a way out of your very own “haunted house”.
Halloween Tarot Reading – The Haunted House Tutorial
Card 1 = The Skeletons in the Closet
This card reveals the secrets you are keeping from other that will keep you up at night. These secrets and unspoken issues need to be addressed and be let go of. What do you need to talk about? What needs to be revealed or shared with someone?
Card 2 = The Rats in the Basement
What you’re keeping from yourself. This second card shows something that you are trying not to face. Pretending it isn’t here isn’t going to solve anything. Actually, it’s quite the opposite. This problem threatens to grow if you don’t take care of it now.
Card 3 = The Black Cat in the Parlour
What makes your claws come out? This card helps you identify something that makes you react emotionally. Maybe too hard and too fast. Can you take a step back and be less intense about it?
Card 4 = The Bats in the Attic
What drives you to the brink of madness. What do you hear or fear when you wake up in the middle of the night?
Card 5 = The Ghost in the Bedroom
What haunts your thoughts? The Ghost in the bedroom is an element of your past that explains the fears revealed in the spread.
Card 6 = The Spider in the Bathroom
Card number 6 is for a fear that makes you jump right out of your clothes, and yet isn’t much at all in the end. This is something you can now face to realize it is not such a big deal.
Card 7 = The Jack O Lantern on the porch
What helps you see clearer in the dark? This card stands for a strength that you can use to overcome your fears and the issues revealed by cards 1 to 3.
Card 8 = The Front Door
There’s a way out of the haunted house. This card will tell you how to get away from these fears and confusions.
I have to say, I first crafted this spread while thinking of something nice to share for Halloween. But as I was working on it and doing it for myself I realized that was amazingly clear and powerful. There is A LOT of information in this spread and to be perfectly honest, you don’t even need to wait for Halloween to do it!
*inspired by the Halloween Tarot companion book