Most of us feel stressed, depressed, worried and sad from time to time….and judging from my social media feeds over the last two days, many people are feeling this way right now. So I thought I would create a simple, three card Tarot spread to help anyone who is feeling crappy.
Normally I say “don’t read Tarot for yourself when your upset”, but that’s usually when we most want to do a reading – when we’re feeling hopeless and powerless.
Sometimes it’s hard to keep an open mind and see solutions when in the grip of fear, depression or anxiety, so I’ve created a guided meditation to help you get into your “heart space” and calm your mind. Give it a listen before you do this spread if you feel like you need to.
Center card: The Heart of the Issue
- The underlying issue that's causing you stress or sadness
- The deeper issue that you need to address
- What's really going on here
- Your part in this
- An unmet need (especially if you get a positive card)
Draw this card first to get some insight into the real issue behind your stress. This will often point to the deeper reason for your stress or sadness.
Often we think we're stressed about one thing, like a massive workload or the mother in law coming to visit, but really we feel stressed because fears of inadequacy are being triggered by the situation.
Left card: Let go of THIS to Feel Better
- A belief or expectation you hold
- A habit or behavior pattern
- An attitude
What do you need to release in order to become peaceful again? What is holding you back from feeling better about this situation?
Right card: Action - Your Point of Power!
- What you can DO to feel better
- Action that needs to be taken
- How you can take back your power
Often, strong negative emotions like sadness, fear, anxiety and anger are there to act as a catalyst for action - to get you moving and taking steps toward what is important to you. This card will show you how to make the most of your situation and how to take inspired action in your life.
Here is a demonstration of me using this spread to give a reading to a good friend....
I hope you have fun with this spread and that it's a valuable tool for you. Feel free to use oracle cards or angel cards, if that feels better for you 🙂