Birthday – The Year Ahead

Birthday Tarot Spread for March 1, 2017 to March 1, 2018

Question: What does this year have in store for me?

Celtic Cross Spread:

  1. What is the inner focus of your energies? Knight of Swords (Reversed) – Detours; Upholding inner truth (Greer, 2002, p. 270).


  1. What is the outer focus of your energies? 4 of Swords (Reversed) – Jupiter in Libra (Current position); Awakening from sleep; Ending a period of isolation (p. 254).


  1. What are your subconscious needs and desires that form the basis of the situation? Death (Upright) – Liberation (p. 241).


  1. What talent or ability that you bring with you from the past will assist or hinder you? What opportunities are you most receptive to? 3 of Pentacles (Upright) – Materialization of the sacred; Aesthetics/Appreciation of beauty/Artistic taste (p. 252).


  1. What are you thinking about? What are your ideas and ambitions in the situation? Justice (Reversed) – Libra; Restitution/Restoration of something lost or stolen to its proper owner; Divination/Seeking knowledge of the unknown by supernatural means (p. 240).


  1. How will you act and use your abilities in the near future? What decisions will you make? The Magician (Reversed) – Art; Beguiling; Enchanting; Engaging; Medicine person (p. 233).


  1. How do you see yourself in the situation? 10 of Pentacles (Reversed) – The fact of no longer being part of a social group; Difference; Spiritual work with ancestors (p. 265).


  1. How do others see you in this situation? What is the environment in which this takes place? The Chariot (Upright) – You “mirror” the actions and emotional feelings of those around you; Development of the personality – The outer mask presented to the world; Your identity in the world; Imagining yourself to be beyond human limitations (p. 237).


  1. What lesson do you need to learn? What must you resolve for further development to take place? What do you hope for and fear? The World (Reversed) – Lacking the whole picture; Inertia/Continuing in an existing state of rest or uniform motion; Irresponsible free spirit; Putting another on a pedestal; Prima Materia/Alchemy/Ubiquitous starting material required for the alchemical magnum opus and the creation of the philosopher’s stone/Most important work of an artist or writer/Elixir of life/Achieving immortality/Inner wholeness (pp. 246-247).


  1. What is your individual expression in the future, based on your thoughts and energy expression in the present? 3 of Cups (Upright) – Shared ideals; Alliance/Relationship based on affinity in interests, nature, or qualities; Liveliness; Fruitfulness/Fertile/Abundance/Rapidity in baring fruit; Achievement (pp. 251-252).


  1. Bottom of deck: 9 of Cups (Upright) – Wishes fulfilled; Smug/Having and showing unrestrained pride in oneself or one’s achievements (p. 262).


  1. Outcome card: Sustenance (Upright) – Time of abundance; Appreciate all treats; Finding interesting ways to experience life; Finding stimulating ways to experience life; Time to learn; Refusing to create can be detrimental; Only you can truly know what your soul desires; Acting in ways contrary to what others expect or hope (Hartfield, 2016, p. 25); Food and drink regarded as a source of strength and nourishment (Google).



Awakening from a phase of sleep, I liberate myself by upholding my inner truth. Materializing the sacred artist, I restore knowledge of the unknown by supernatural means. No longer seeing myself as part of a social group, I imagine myself to be beyond human limitation, which allows me to enchant when I engage. It is by way of Prima Materia, or the ubiquitous starting material required for the alchemical magnum opus and the creation of the philosopher’s stone, that I realize liveliness and attract alliances of shared ideals. Acting with unrestrained pride, contrary to what others hope or expect, I find stimulating and abundant ways to experience life.


Greer, M. (2002). Tarot for your self: A workbook for personal transformation. The Career Press: Pompton Plains, NJ.

Questions above: (Greer, 2002, pp. 97-98).

Hartfield, A. (2016). Whispers of lord ganesha. Blue Angel Publishing: Victoria, Australia.

Waite, A.E. (2012). The original rider waite tarot pack: Complete with instruction booklet. United States Games Systems: Stamford, CT.*&imgrc=fr5HuZWgQgjvrM: (Featured image)

Published on March 3, 2017 11:38pm – JCN

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