Updated: Aug 31
Seasons and Tarot are intrinsically linked. The rhythm of the year is one of the main things ruling over the structure of any deck. And that’s one of the reasons why seasonal spreads are so important and powerful.
Spring is the time of awakening and renewal. The 2 spreads I will show you how to do here exactly go in that direction and look at what you can prepare, look forward to and even at your “weather forecast” for the Spring. Metaphorically speaking, in case you were wondering 😉
Spring Tarot Spread Tutorial: Learn 2 Easy Ways to Welcome the Springtime!
Before we start, I just wanted to add that I highly recommend that you keep track of your seasonal readings in your Tarot Journal (I feel like a post on how to keep a journal might follow in the coming weeks 🙂 ). Keep it handy and use it as a reference through the season. Even if – especially if – you are a beginner at Tarot, this will help you keep track of your own accuracy.
So, how to get ready for the Spring with a little Tarot spread? Let’s jump right into it.
SPRING TAROT SPREAD 1: THE WEATHER FORECAST
This is a 4 cards spread mixing soft predictions and guidance. It is totally doable even as a beginner.
First, you need to separate your major and minor cards.
Mix both piles well and place them next to each other.
Now start by drawing one card from your minor suits.
Place it at the top center of your spread.
Then draw 3 major cards and place them below the first as per the image below. It’s better if the first card is not sitting on top on its own but included in the spread while ‘ruling’ over it still.
The first card is your weather forecast. There are different things to consider to understand what this means:
First, which suit came out?
Wands will speak of work, social life, action.
Cups will speak of love, family and well-being.
Coins/Pentacles of money, possessions and the home.
Swords speak of legal matters, the intellect, studies and self-development.
So if you draw a positive Cup card, it means your weather forecast is not only good for the months ahead, it also announces that the season will mostly revolve around matters of the heart and health. If you draw the 4 of Swords, your next 3 months will be mostly quiet and reasonable.
Use your intuition as you read this first card as the meaning will also be influenced by the deck you decided to use. Some actually tend to be brighter, darker, dry or lush. This will give you additional insights. In the example below, we get the best possible forecast. Reunions, peace, well-being. It’s nothing but great “emotional weather”.
Now read the 3 cards below your forecast.
Card 2 is what you need to prepare.
What should you be working for? Spring is the time to plant, but before you can properly plant anything, you need to prepare the ground, clean your tools and make a plan. This card tells you how to do just that: plan your season, prepare the ground for something important.
Some projects are just like gardens, to really come to life and be sustainable, they need to be thought through and carefully prepared. In the example of the spread below, Justice tells our sitter to make sure they take care of any paperwork, legal matters or contracts that are pending. If everything is prepared in time, there will be no problem at all.
Card 3 is what you need to protect. You have something precious that you need to take care of. Something fragile. This could be a new idea, a resolution. It can be a relationship that is just getting started, an opportunity, which needs to be nurtured.
Take care of this gift to let it grow and become strong, like you would protect a delicate flower in its early days. Don’t forget, the frost can still bite in the Spring! In the spread below, it’s all about preserving the sitter’s strengths.
Don’t do too much at once says the card, take breaks and allow yourself to rest. Strength is here, but it needs to be used wisely to avoid a possible burn out. Especially in such a spread where changes announced will be major.
Card 4 is what to look forward to. Whether your forecast is sunny or stormy, there is always something to look forward to. Spring is like a lovely, friendly guest and never comes empty handed.
Look out for your own springtime gift, for what you can already enjoy. For example, in the spread below, it’s all about major changes bringing good luck. The sitter can look forward to these changes about to shake up their life as they will bring many new gifts, opportunities and good luck.
SPRING TAROT SPREAD 2: THE EARTH AWAKENS
This spread is somewhat similar to the previous one with two major changes: First, it will always be ‘charged’ by the Ace of Wands. Second, it is closed by a guidance card to be read on its own.
For this spread too, you will need to separate the minor and major cards. Then find the Ace of Wands and place it on your reading table. It will sit on top of the spread. Now mix the major cards well and draw 3 cards.
Before you start your reading, mix the minor suits separately and draw one fourth, final card, which you will place to the right hand side of your spread, a little further away from the rest.
Your spread will look like this: