An Imbolc Spread
Good evening y'all! I wanted to post this earlier, but I got a little waylaid by this blizzard in Minnesota. It's so beautiful but definitely put a damper in my plans and efficiency for today.
Anyway, so for those that don't know, tonight is Imbolc. Imbolc is a Pagan holiday (or sabbat) that is associated with Brigid, one of the many Goddesses I turn too when in need of healing or wanting to give thanks for my healing process. Because Imbolc symbolizes the beginning of spring, I traditionally use the time for two purposes: to think about how and where light needs to be let back into my life, and to plant metaphorical seeds that I hope grow throughout the year.
I created this spread for myself, but really liked how it came out so I wanted to share with you all. Because I just did it for me, the artistry is...um...lacking--but I added a photo of my own. It's a very straightforward spread, like the last one I posted it's just four cards, in the order you intend to read them.
Below is the spread in use--I'm keeping this part very brief, because a lot of things got really personal, but I did want you to see how it worked. Where I am now does show me in a 9 of Earth position, which is to say that already a lot of things are going well for me. I'm already posited for success and I'm attracting the right projects and people to continue on that track. The seeds I should be planting are ones of new ideas and projects--anything that moves me forward. This feels like a no-brainer, but this full is about new chapters as opposed to new books. So it's not wanting to switch tracks in life, it's just wanting me to take on new things within my wheelhouse. The Lovers show me how to let more light in. Normally I read this as a card of decisions being made or law of attraction or both. Those lessons still stand here, but this deck is very clear that thinking outside of the binaries or things I accept as black and white, one or the other, is crucial in that process for me right now. In general, the cards want me to get more focused and decisive, as my "things I should know" showed the King of Cups, or Air of Water. I can make emotional decisions, and the cards in no way want me to rule my emotions out--but I definitely have to be more firm when I do make decisions for my own healing or betterment. It's also okay to play my hand closer to my chest and proceed in secret goals and plans right now.
Please let me know if you have any questions in order to perform this reading for yourself as part of your Imbolc celebration or just because it's cold and snowy and you have nothing better to do.
Deck used is Egypt Urnash's queertastic "Tarot of the Silicon Dawn."