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Birth of a New Year Tarot spread

This is the time of the year when we can truly look at the previous year and take account of what has happened, the trials and tribulations we endured, the blessings and joyful moments we had, the goals we reached, big and small. In other words, to integrate life’s up and downs and to look with hope in the year ahead πŸ™‚

At the beginning of each year, traditionally,Β  we make a list of New Year’s resolutions which most of the time will be gone by the end of January if not before.

Personally, I like to look at the year ahead and to have projects and goals I would like to achieve or more generally, a direction I would like to focus on.

With that in mind, I created this fun spread which can be used as a general spread, or for more specific areas of life such as family, love, career, spirituality, creativity etc..



Card 1 : Main lesson of last year
That which was more challenging to integrate, what you needed to focus on most of the time.

Card 2 : What I need to get rid of
What you need to let go of on the shore of 2017 and not to carryΒ  any more.

Card 3 : How to let go of what no longer serves me?
What has become a burden and practical steps to let it all go.
This card is significant as it is a little something from the universe to help you unburden yourself.

Card 4 : New Year’s gift to me
The gift/blessings/energies that the Universe (or deity you believe in) wants you to be equipped with for the new year.

Card 5 : Main focus of the year
What will be your main direction/intent for the upcoming year. Which area of life is in need ofΒ  TLC.

Card 6 : What I must do this year
Here there is a sense of duty and urgency with this card. What would be the pillar for your goals/expectations to be achieved.

Card 7 : Goals to achieve this year
What would be a great focus of intention laying the foundation for the future that could spread further than 2018.

Card 8 : Advice from the universe for this year
This card is significant as it is linked with card 4, so pay attention to both to see if they complement each other or seem in opposition. If in opposition, it will mean that challenges will be keenly felt, which sometimes is needed in order to achieve.

Card 9 : Main energy of the year.
With this card you will be able to feel intuitively what the year will bring πŸ™‚

Have fun using this spread, and please let me know how it worked for you.
I did it for 2018 and it was absolutely spot on, a bit scary actually.
So cannot wait to do it after 1st January πŸ™‚

Bonne Annee – Happy New Year πŸ™‚
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7 thoughts on “Birth of a New Year Tarot spread

  1. Happy New Year to You too…..πŸ€—

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    On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 1:45 PM Tarot and Kitties by Oephebia wrote:

    > oephebia posted: “This is the time of the year when we can truly look at > the previous year and take account of what has happened, the trials and > tribulations we endured, the blessings and joyful moments we had, the goals > we reached, big and small. In other words, to integr” >


  2. This spread was so helpful. I had just done a spread for the year ahead but this one crystallised the information and made it easier to read. I’m unsure what to make of card 2 (Knight of Pentacles) and card 3 (Knight of Swords) but card 4 (10 of Cups) is very uplifting, and 5 (The Hermit) and 6 (The Hanged Man) reinforce the need to go within and focus more on my spiritual path. I think the Hanged Man may also be suggesting the need to break old patterns and card 7 (Eight of Pentacles) is a call to focus on creativity and developing skills. The Page of Wands is the advice from the universe which I take to mean be playful, don’t overthink things and don’t be afraid to take risks. The Ace of Wands and the three of Cups both wanted to be chosen for the main energy of the year ahead, so it looks like there are fun times ahead.

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    1. Glad you found the spread useful Amanda πŸ™‚
      Knight of Pentacles on position 2 could mean a few things, to move away from a stagnant situation, where very little is happening or feeling stuck with a situation where tradition and slow processing of activities is becoming too much.
      Knight of Swords on position 3 is asking you to be like this knight, bold, confident, decisive in making a decision to move forward in order to avoid stagnation (funny that 2 knights are in help…reminds me of the 4 knights spread we did in the summer).
      I think you sensed what to get rid of and how to do it with the rest of the cards, which sounds very promising indeed….what is it not to love with the Ace of Wands and 3 of Cups πŸ™‚
      Happy New Year et Bonne Annee mon amie πŸ™‚ xxx


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