Friday, September 1, 2017

Serenity Spread

Serenity can be an easy concept to grasp, but a hard emotion to master.  As I’ve been doing more and more lately, I turned to my Tarot cards to help me figure out how to have serenity in my life. 


I developed a spread based on my personal adaption of the serenity prayer:
Deity,
Grant me gratitude for all that I have
Grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change
Grant me courage to change the things I can
And grant me the wisdom to know the difference
Grant me patience to accept the changes that take time
Grant me compassion and grace for those with different struggles
And the strength to get up and try again, one day at a time
Blessed Be
The Spread
This spread is designed to ask for guidance on key attributes from the prayer.
Serenity Sprad
  • Card 1–What am I grateful for?
  • Card 2–What in my life can’t I change?  What are the things I have to accept?
  • Card 3–What in my life can I change?  What things do I need to have courage to change?
  • Card 4–How will I know the difference?
  • Card 5–How can I be patient?
  • Card 6–How can I be compassionate toward others?
  • Card 7–How can I find my strength?
  • Card 8–How can I find my serenity?
My reading
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Card 1–What am I grateful for?  
Eight of Wands (R)
The opportunity to slow down and take my time instead of rushing full steam ahead.  Although rushing full speed ahead is exciting, it doesn’t give me the opportunity to be thoughtful and methodical.
Card 2–What in my life can’t I change?  What are the things I have to accept?
Moon
My intuition and my connectedness.  Even though I sometimes try to disconnect, the connection is always there and when I am out of alignment, I feel it.  I also can’t change that there is chaos and confusion.  I cannot control the world.
Card 3–What in my life can I change?  What things do I need to have courage to change?
King of Pentacles (R)
I can change my attitude and quit being a snob about money and valuing people based on how much they make.  I can also change my financial situation and my own attitude toward money and move from poverty consciousness to prosperity consciousness.
Card 4–How will I know the difference?
7 of Cups (R)
I can let go of delusions especially around thinking that I have control of all situations.  I can come down to earth and let go of false hopes.
Card 5–How can I be patient?
Page of Wands (R)
I can let things go and accept that it is not all about me.  I can also accept that other people are sometimes slower than I am and that life gets complicated sometimes.
Card 6–How can I be compassionate toward others?
Knight of Wands (R)
I can let go of my ego and accept that not everyone has the same interests and skills that I do.  I need to look at the bigger picture and not be so selfish and all about my own self interests.
Card 7–How can I find my strength?
Five of Swords (R)
I put down my sword and quit being on the defensive all the time:  My strength is in vulnerability.  Additionally I can open myself up to change.
Card 8–How can I find my serenity?
Queen of Wands (R)
I can get organized and I can support and applaud other people.  I need to let go of my jealousy and competitive spirit.
My Artwork
Here is the background I created for this spread.  I modeled it after a painting that I 


have called SkyFan.IMG_0121

And here it is with the copies of the cards glued on.
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