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2018, A Spread

2018 at a glance

I went a bit overboard with my 2018 spread. To be fair, though, I wanted to kick things off “right” and to solidify tarot as a prominent figure each day of the new year. Hence, the 36-card, 3 deck spread thing. Go ahead and laugh… it’s okay. It was a great idea; however, I haven’t really had the post-spread care time to dump into making all the connections for this beast yet. The cards still sit on my desk. This post is an attempt to summarize the whole shebang. Each month, I’ll post a detailed overview of each set of 3 cards and how I think they’ll influence the month.

I mentioned on Tarot Visions how this spread was in homage to my friend, Jennifer Diallo. She’s combined tarot and oracle decks in beautiful ways so they give clarity and bring helper aspects to her clients life. This is a modified version of what she does. The first deck, The Enchanted Map, by Colette Baron-Reid, sets the thematic stage of each month. I saw this card as what to focus on for each reading. The second deck, my Triple Goddess Tarot drawn by the wonderful Franco Rivolli, gives me the details on how the theme should be accomplished. Finally, the last deck, Spirit Cats by Nicole Piar, give me a cute “spirit guide” whose energies can help me keep the focus.

As you can see from the image, doing a reading this size can get out of hand. However, this is just an overview post (and I’ll come back to this index to link each month as I go along), so I’ll leave the interpretations for later. However, as you look at the image and read the month’s cards, notice the patterns. Some cards seem to be colored similarly. Some names are close on others. All of these overarching items help out in a reading.

theme: #47 sacred pool
how: the sun
helper: guardian
theme:  #22 intension
how: 2 of Swords
helper: night magic
theme: #18 magic stream
how: King of Wands
helper: flow
theme: #12 slow and steady
how: judgement
helper: warrior
theme: #33 peaks of joy
how: magician
helper: seeker
theme: #3 wizard of awareness
how: Knight of Swords
helper: patience
theme: #3 rock bottom
how: tower
helper: majesty
theme: #35 education
how: 8 of swords
helper: cuddles
theme: #27 home
how: 4 of cups
helper: unconditional love
theme: #48 wishing well
how: wheel of fortune
helper: mystery
theme: #11 balancing act
how: 8 of pentacles
helper: passion
theme: #8 come together
how: knight of cups
helper: balance