Thursday, 3 May 2012

A Beltane Inspired Spread

Gaian Tarot ©Joanna Powell-Colbert
Thinking back over my experiences at Beltane, I was inspired to design a spread.  As I mentioned in one of my videos, I was really struck by the fact that Beltane has two main parts: the fiery bonfire and masculine maypole, followed by the watery dew washing.  Then I thought about the colours associated with those elements - red for fire and blue for earth - and how combining them we get the colour purple, associated with wisdom.
So, the spread is a triangle, pointing upward, which is the symbol for fire (as Beltane is mainly associated with that element).   The spread positions are:

1) Fire - what do you need to get passionate about?  What do you need to move towards?

2) Water - what do you need to purify?  What do you need to let go of?

3) Wisdom - What is the higher learning from this?

What I take from this reading is that I need to get passionate about my spiritual path, getting more in tune with nature, and connecting with the Horned God (Explorer of Earth).

I need to let go of my need to try to be in control of everything, and always be strong.  Perhaps, also, to let go of my absolute devotion to the Goddess alone (Strength).

Finally, the Wisdom for me here is that to do these things will take a lot of emotional exploring, a willingness to take some risks and just go with the flow of what happens (Explorer of Water).  Tough for someone who associates herself with the Queen of Swords!

Hope you try it out, and let me know what you think.  If you'd like me to do this reading for you, go to my readings page and choose Short Readings → Customised Spread :)


  1. What a great spread!! :)

    1. Thanks, Carla, glad you like it! :) Hope you'll let me know if you try it out...