6 Tarot Spreads to Kick-Start the New Year
New year, new me, new resolutions, new quests, new energy, new direction, new map...just, NEW!! Now that the calendar has finished resetting, here's a few energetically charged tarot spreads to give you a power boost and jumpstart the next 12 months, to connect with the big picture and plan accordingly, and to ground yourself in the story that is unfolding so that you can make the best out of 2018.
Some of the spreads that are included here are previously published on my Instagram, some are new and are just making their debut via this blog post, and one of them (just letting you know right off the bat) is a sneak peek into a collection of productivity-themed spreads book that I've created as part of the Productivity and Planning Toolkit, available on my Etsy shop for 25% off right now. But anyhoo, all of these spreads are selected because they align with the theme of the new year: welcoming and inviting in new energies, getting pumped and ready, connecting with your authentic self and purpose, and planning ahead.
Alright, now that's out of the way--let's get started!
The Year Map Spread. This is my go-to when I want to gain insight and channel messages from the cards for the year ahead. The Year Map Spread serves as a forecast that will shed light to the major spiritual trajectories, attitudes and energies that encompass an entire year--energies that penetrate all areas of one's life regardless of career, relationship or personal development. This is an ideal spread if you want to look at the big picture and the life lessons that are in store for you in 2018!
Next Level Spread: a gamified sequel to its previous chapter, Stage Cleared Spread, Next Level Spread is designed for you to look at life through the lens of an RPG game and its main objective is to help you download epic quests to complete, identify power-up's and revamp your heroic profile so you're all glorious and ready. It's jampacked with the theme of confidence, self-empowerment and creative gaming concepts that can be applied to any endeavours you choose to embark on in life. You can use this for 2018, or you can use it for any ventures that you go on, really. A new job, a new project, a new relationship, a new month, or just any situation that arises.
Productivity Profile Spread: This is one of my favourite spreads, ever! I believe that everybody has a unique way of being productive--and productivity means so much more than just mechanistically producing products and conquering time slots. (If you want to read more about tarot and productivity, I started a few blog posts on this topic as part of the "Fool's Journey through Productivity" series...it's still ongoing and I really need to find the time to finish it haha) But yes. This spread will help you isolate and identify your productive powers, and help you become productive in your own way + find a productive lifestyle that is rooted in your own strengths and your own work rhythms!
True Callings Spread: Another Fables Den classic! It's a new year, and while you're riding this new year wave and that rejuvenated sense of self--this spread is perfect if you want to reconnect with your purpose, your mission to be more authentic and to pursue your passions in life. This spread will help you connect with your soul waves and shine bright as you answer and honour its callings! Time to get manifestin', baby.
Evolve Spread: This is a deep one--this spread will help you tap into your ancestral connections, explore how the narratives embedded and encoded within your DNA are affecting you and work on how you can transform these entrenched narratives. This is a spread that taps into the ultimate "cosmic bird view", looking at your life as if it is part of a whole, looking at your core traits and narratives as a choice, a state of being--if that makes sense. If you're really into it, this spread can transcend your concept of space-time, and the linearity of your reality. (Mindbent, yet?)
Breaking Bad Habits Spread: Get it? Breaking Bad? Breaking Bad Habits? :D This is one of the doodled spreads that were part of my Tarot Spread Machine. Since usually we include a healthy or positive habit that we are trying to build (or a bad habit we are trying to break) as part of our new year resolutions, this seems a fitting selection to be included in this line-up!
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