Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

September/October Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

Solstice Light Spread for Tarot

This article was written on September 30, 2009 posted under Tarot

In the darkest of seasons, the Yule sun begins to rise a little earlier each day, and all the world seems ready for change. Use the Solstice Light spread to strengthen your hopes for the future. Plan, make wishes, raise your spirits—knowing that the creative fire of spring is promised to you at Yule.

If you have a specific question in mind, ask it as you shuffle the cards.To begin, shuffle the cards and place them in positions one through six, as shown.

 

solsticelightspread
 

 

Position 1: Returning Hope.
What are you hopeful about? If this card feels negative to you, it depicts painful issues that will be resolved or healed in the coming year. Remember, all cards show a spectrum of life, from happy to sad, and offer opportunities to learn wisdom.

Position 2: Making Wishes.
What does your heart desire? Again, if you don’t like the card, it is because it depicts an uncomfortable situation that you wish were different.

Position 3: Seeking Visions. What is your vision for the future? Where do you see yourself next year at this time? 

Position 4: Sense of Balance. What will restore balance to your life? If the card feels negative, it is because it shows an area of your life that is out of balance and where you need to focus your efforts to restore order.

Position 5: Goodwill Toward Others.
Your expression of love. Yule is the season of giving. In what way can you open your heart to others? If this card makes you uncomfortable, it indicates a situation in need of repair, forgiveness, or making an amend. Note whether card four, your sense of balance, is related to card five, goodwill toward others.

Position 6: Advice.
The next step. Planning. The action card. What can you do on the mundane level during the winter months to make your hopes and wishes real?

Look at cards one through five: your hopes, wishes, vision for the future, sense of balance, and goodwill toward others. What story do they weave together to advise you on your next course of action?

To complete the Yule reading, you can meditate with the cards, write a journal entry, keep the cards on the altar until Imbolc, or simply close. Carry a card or two with you during the day to strengthen the connection between you and your vision for the future. Affirm your personal power to plan the life you want: “I awaken to the season of Yule and bring my spirit’s desire into balance. This, or something better, is manifesting for me now, for the good of all, harming no one, according to free will. So must it be.”

From Tarot for All Seasons, by Christine Jette


RELATED PRODUCTS

Tarot 101
Tarot 101
Mastering the Art of Reading the Cards
Kim Huggens
$18.99 US,  $21.95 CAN | Add to Cart
Tarot Face to Face
Tarot Face to Face
Using the Cards in Your Everyday Life
Marcus Katz, Tali Goodwin
$16.99 US,  $19.50 CAN | Add to Cart

Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

While Llewellyn's Classic Tarot has my name on the cover, I did not so much design this project as direct it. Llewellyn wanted a deck that was designed to be faithful to the traditional tarot images, symbols, and meanings recognizable to most modern tarot readers and students. Creating a faithful yet new expression of timeless tarot imagery is... read this article
The Union Screaming House: The Haunting Continues...Long After the Doors Are Shut
365 Ways to Attract Good Luck
The Oracle of the Angels
Tarot: Group Dynamics Spread
Evolutionary Astrology: What the Moon's Nodes Mean in Your Chart

Most recent posts:
Part 1: Why is Satan in the Grimoires?
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Aaron Leitch, author of several books, including Secrets of the Magickal Grimoires, The Angelical...

A Spread About You
This spread, called Alive, Dead, and Undead, is from the Vampires Tarot of the Eternal Night book. It was created as a companion to the deck and thus...

A "Thank You" to BKS Iyengar
BKS Iyengar passed away today. In the midst of a frantic morning I heard the news and suddenly paused, realizing the great impact one person can...





Easy Tarot Reading Easy Tarot Reading
The Process Revealed in Ten True Readings

By: Josephine Ellershaw
Price: $14.95 US,  $16.95 CAN
$10.47 US,  $11.87 CAN On Sale!
Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar Llewellyn's 2015 Astrological Calendar
82nd Edition of the World's Best Known, Most Trusted Astrology Calendar

By: Llewellyn
Price: $14.99 US,  $16.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook Llewellyn's 2015 Witches' Datebook
By: Llewellyn
Price: $10.99 US,  $12.50 CAN
You Are the Answer You Are the Answer
Discovering and Fulfilling Your Soul's Purpose

By: Michael J Tamura
Price: $16.95 US,  $19.50 CAN
Dream Sight Dream Sight
A Dictionary and Guide for Interpreting Any Dream

By: Michael Lennox
Price: $19.95 US,  $22.95 CAN