Autumn Moon Pumpkin Tarot Spread

What's Samhain without a little fun?! With the veil thinning, our innate spiritual connection heightening, and a full moon on Sunday, I thought it would be fun to have do a full moon-themed tarot spread. And since it's autumn and everything should be pumpkin-ized (yup, just made that a word), I designed the Autumn Moon Pumpkin Tarot Spread. I'm so excited to share it with you!

Not only is it shaped like a pumpkin, which my husband found way too amusing, it consists of 8 cards, thus representing the 8 Sabbats. And while each card doesn't necessarily represent a particular Sabbat, the spread does cover an entire year of future and fortune! Another awesome thing about this spread? It can be used with oracle cards! 

If you're new to tarot reading or have always wanted to try it, I think Samhain is a great time to experiment and begin learning! I've been reading cards on and off for years, and I think it's important to know that learning is a life-long process. As you change, the cards themselves will transition. Maybe you'll no longer resonate with a particular deck that was once very attuned to you. Maybe a card's meaning will shift. Just like life, everything is a matter of perspective. So while there are basic guidelines, remember that it will be individual to you. 

My point in saying all this is to assure you there's no reason to be intimidated! Have fun with it. Experiment. Learn. Read books. Ask questions. Take a class. Pretty much anything you approach in life with zeal and enthusiasm will yield better results than if you do so with apprehension and fear of making a mistake. In the words of Bob Ross, there are no failures as long as you learn something!

While this spread was designed to cover numerous topics, you may find the cards focus on just one. That's okay! Sometimes the Universe steps in and forces you to address a particular topic in your life. Listen to the cards! For example, if you're concerned about a boyfriend but the cards are talking about your health, take heed! Sometimes the cards alert us of an area in our life that needs our attention.

The biggest piece of advice I can give you is to remember the cards are a tool! They offer us guidance. If the outcome isn't what you desire, take action now to create the future you want. Remember, you are in control of your own life. If you see something unsettling, fix that shit! That's the point of tarot—to offer insight and advice. Not to let you know everything sucks. Sorry. Have a craptastic day!

If you're looking for a deck of tarot cards, I'm a fan of this Everyday Witch deck, which is based off the Rider-Waite method (but way easier to read!). They're extraordinarily beautiful, are extremely easy to interpret, and include a very helpful guide book. When I opened my deck (which comes in a nifty magnetically-closed box), I was surprised by the sheer beefiness of the guide book! It looked like a book you'd select off a shelf, not the typical pamphlets you receive with most tarot decks.

...Clearly it doesn't take much to impress me. But trust me, you won't be disappointed with the Everyday Witch Tarot!

So, brew yourself a cup of centering chamomile tea, wrap yourself in a warm blanket, sit out under that lustrous autumnal full moon, and see what your deck tells you! 

Do you have a favorite deck of tarot or oracle cards? What's your favorite spread?

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