Meet Your Alter Ego: Tarot Card Spread

Just in time for Halloween, I’ve a got a spooky new Tarot card spread to help you get in touch with your dark side!

You may have come across my evil twin / alter ego Veronica on my Friday’s with Veronica blog posts and wondered how I ever came up with such a crazy character. So I decided to create a Tarot card spread to help you get in touch with YOUR evil twin / alter ego!

Your alter ego is basically a combination of your shadow self and your fantasy self.

Your shadow self is the parts of you that you keep hidden so people will be friends with you and you won’t go to prison. Your “fantasy self” is the person you wish you could be.

Repressing this part of yourself will lead to an uninspired drab life that is full of beige couches and eating Pringles out of boredom.

But integrating your evil alter ego into your day to day life will add spice and vibrancy – suddenly your life will be full of daring acts, scintillating coffee dates and hysterical laughter!

So here’s my Tarot card spread. My hope is that it helps you identify and get to know your alter ego a little better so that you can begin integrating this exciting part of yourself into your daily life…

Meet Your Alter Ego!

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Card #1 - How the repressed parts of yourself are effecting your life

When you repress something, it doesn't go away. It goes underground and forms a plan of attack on your clean, nice, orderly life!
If you get a really positive card here, like The Sun, keep it's positive and negative meanings in mind since repressing any part of yourself (good or bad) may have both negative and positive consequences.

Cards 2, 3 and 4 - Personality traits, dreams and issues that make up your alter ego

This is really the meat of the reading! You should get a nice sense of what your alter ego is like from these cards. These cards may represent negative traits that you are repressing, positive traits that you hide from others, wild dreams that you've dismissed as unrealistic or simply just issues that you don't want to face.

Card #5 - How you can integrate your alter ego into your daily life

There's a fun, safe way to integrate some of the spiciness and flare of your alter ego into your life and this card gives you some clues.

Again, if you get a card that confuses you, forget the book-meaning for a second and pay attention to the symbols and what's happening in the card. Here's an article that walks you through what to do when a card doesn't make sense.

Card #6 - How to embrace and work with your alter ego

This is kind of similar to position 5. If you still feel like you haven't really connected with your alter ego yet, this card can give you some ideas as to how you can.

When I first did this spread, I got The Lovers in this position. I read it to mean that I can work with my alter ego to attain a greater level of self acceptance and wholeness but also that I should go on "dates" with my alter ego - like hour long jounaling sessions in coffee shops.

Card #7 - Advice your alter ego has for you today!

This card represents what your alter ego wants you to do right now. How they think you should be living your life and where your priorities need to go. Of course, you may choose to ignore it - but it will be eye opening nonetheless!

Here is a video demonstration of this spread:

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Tell me about YOUR Alter Ego!

I hope you have fun with this spread and don't forget to leave a comment below 🙂 I would love to hear all about your alter ego!!!!

xoxo
Kate
The Daily Tarot Girl

 

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12 Responses to Meet Your Alter Ego: Tarot Card Spread

  1. Yalanda says:

    Hi, Kate and everyone else. 🙂

    How are you all doing? I watched your video on your meeting your alter ego spread and I wanted to try it myself. So I did and decided to share my results with you and everyone else. I did this with my Mystical Manga Tarot Cards and this is what I got from them:

    Alter Ego Spread

    1.) How your repressed parts are effecting my life

    The King of Coins – This Card is saying that I’m repressing myself when it comes to money and other bad habits. I’m afraid of what other people will say if I do something I’m not supposed to do and afraid they’ll get angry at me. So what I do is stuff that side of myself within me and don’t show it to the world. If I do, then that means I’ll be vulnerable and I’m scared of showing my vulnerable side.

    Personality traits, dreams, and issues that make up my alter ego

    2.) The Hierophant
    3.) The Two of Coins
    4.)The Empress

    The Hierophant represents my spiritual side. I don’t believe in one God, but multiple Gods. Some people would say that it’s wrong to worship multiple Gods and that I’ll burn in the firey underworld unless I’m “saved”. I shouldn’t care about what other people think. What matters is what I think. This is my faith, not theirs.

    The Two of Coins represents money(That’s what I get when I pull Coin Cards.) I have bad spending habits and don’t know how to budget my money and this will get me into a lot of trouble especially if I don’t have any money to pay my rent.

    The Empress represents how I see myself physically. The Empress is a beautiful ruler and very confident in what she does. On the outside, I look strong and confident, but inside I’m vulnerable, depressed, and scared. I tear myself down inwardly. Especially with my physical looks. I see myself as a fat, ugly woman with facial hair and a big nose. I don’t see myself as a beautiful woman like The Empress. I hate the way I look and wish I were thinner and prettier.

    How I can integrate my alter ego into my daily life

    5.) Nine of Swords – Judging by this Card, I feel it’s okay to vent about things that bother me and not beat myself up about them. I have to be confident in myself and in what I can do. Accept the good, bad, and ugly and be happy with myself. Once I do that, then I can be at peace with myself.

    How to embrace and work with my alter ego

    6.) The Tower – This Card shows two people falling out of a tower being struck by lightning. This Card says to not be afraid of falling off the band wagon when I do something I’m not supposed to do and don’t do something I AM supposed to do. Also to not be afraid of doing my own thing. Which means doing what I want and when I want to and not allowing people to change my way of thinking and changing who I truly am as a person. In other words, if other people can’t accept all of me, then they can’t be my friend. I’m going to continue doing my own thing and try not to let what others think of me affect me.

    The advice my alter ego has for me today

    7.) Knight of Wands – The Knight of Wands represents a warrior with magical abilities. He can use magic to assist him in battle. When my friend crushed my belief in magic, he crushed a part of myself. But this Card says I’m a strong person; a warrior who has the potential to do anything I put my mind to. Even when using magic. I just need to believe in myself and in my gifts. When I do that, I’ll go far and succeed in life altogether.

    I feel this reading was talking about my normal self and not my alter ego. I think my Cards were trying to give me advice without me asking them questions. I think they can sense that something was wrong with me and that’s when they stepped in and offered advice. Which there was something wrong because I was in a depressive funk and my medication wasn’t working well. But still, this reading was fun to do. 🙂 I’m going to look for some more reading spreads on your blog for me to try. And I’m going to do the reading about the Court Cards in bed. I wanted to do that reading first, but I decided to do the alter ego spread first. I’m curious to see what my Court Cards have to say about themselves as lovers. 🙂

    Thank you, Kate, for sharing this Tarot Card spread with all of us. 🙂

    Yalanda

    • Yalanda says:

      Oops. I meant “How my repressive parts are affecting my life.” I made a mistake. Sorry…

    • Thank you so much Yalanda for being open and fearless enough to share your reading here with us 🙂
      I loved reading about how you saw each card and it sounds like even though your alter ego didn’t come through strongly, you still got some good advice. Hope you enjoy exploring the court cards!
      xoxo
      Kate

  2. Alanna says:

    LOVE THIS SPREAD. thank you for sharing! The personality of mine was the chariot / queen of wands / knight of swords – – sensual woman who knows what she wants and how to go right for it! meow!!

    then it can be integrated through the tower, embraced by the fool & the advice for today was the sun! i am ready to let loose tonight & have some playful fun tonight at a party – time to indulge in a bit of fun when i let it go 😉

    thank you for this!! ❤️

  3. Brina says:

    Hi
    I tried it . It was funney I got the Angle tarot ego card in the 7th place . It is me .

  4. Debra Morgan says:

    Hi Kate, this sounds like a lot of fun so I am looking forward to doing this spread . I am playing catch us on my email and articles on my blog so I am basically up to my ass in alligators ( Veronica I know won’t mind that language lol ) . You are great I will send feed back as soon as I can give myself a shadow self lol

  5. Gwenelan says:

    Hi! Amazing spread! I will definitely try it when I am not so tired.
    I liked the video, and I wanted to suggest a particular interpretation about some of the cards, the top three ones. They are all “integration” cards, cards that indicate different levels of blending with something else (or another part of you, in this case). I would read them as a suggestion to be less “controlled” in your approach with your alter ego, actually. Especially the Temperance card, that I see as less calculating than the Strength one (in which you voluntarily channel your “instincts”, as if you are switching channels between yourself and your alter ego).

    So I would say that you can *embrace* your alter ego by loving everything about her, not being scared of her and getting to know her deeply; then, the advice she has for you would be to use her and her abilities in your everyday life when you see that it would be useful. But the Temperance card suggests, imho, to work so closely with your alter ego and to know her so deeply that there is no difference between you two (you are integrated), so you don’t need to balance her with yourself, because in every moment you are both there – like the ingredients in the picture of the card, always there in every slice of the cake that’s been prepared. Makes any sense for you?

    I hope I can try it soon with myself, I love this idea! Thank you for the spread :)!

    • Hi Gwenelan,
      I’m so glad you like this spread – let me know how it goes when you try it out 🙂
      thank you so much for your interpretation – that does make sense and gives me some food for thought – I like it!

      Cheers,
      Kate

      • Gwenelan says:

        Hi again!

        I tried this spread for myself and a friend and it worked great for me (I am still waiting feedback from my friend)! Lol, the three personality traits were amazing: 9 of Swords, Page of Swords and King of Swords XD! My alter-ego is a really belligerent person!

        Thank you again for the spread!

  6. Christina (Tina) Bott says:

    My alter ego would be best friends with Veronica-if she likes chocolate in all forms. I try to keep her in check in public, but anyother time I let her run the show. Especially when my kids are around.

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