The Equinoxes are astronomical events, marking the times of year when the sun crosses the Earth’s equator, and day and night are roughly equal in length. In occultsville, we see this as a metaphor for moments of balance, not only between day and night, but also between light and dark, life and death, and the upper-world and under-world. These themes color the first several weeks of spring and autumn, and in parts of the world, we can see them in reflected in weather patterns and natural growth cycles.
It’s that imagery that inspired my latest Spring Equinox tarot spread. We could also call it The Gardener’s Spread. I’m posting this a bit late, I know, but the themes here should keep relevant through the next several weeks.
1. Death/Passage: What died for me in the past season?
2. Decay/Fertilizer: How does that passage fertilize what comes next?
Next, we consider the perennial, and turn our attention to any old growth due to renew.
3. The Perennial (Rebirth): What renews or rekindles for me now?
4. Tending & Cultivation: How can I best greet and tend to it?
Finally, we look above ground to consider the annuals, the unplanted seeds, and our garden plans.
5. The Annual (New Life/Seed): What do I plant next or start afresh?
6. Planning & Plotting: How can I best prepare to make sure that it thrives?
You can use this as a general spread, or direct it towards one area of your life. It should work particularly well focussed on your social life, work, or creative projects.