Last week we looked at a spread to help with individual relationships HERE

Today we’ll look at using tarot for general holiday advice. Using the Legacy of the Divine Tarot by Ciro Marchetti (see more HERE) I pulled three cards asking tarot for general advice we can all use this season.

The Sun, the only Major in the spread, tells us that this bit is the most important. Because in nearly all the end of the year holidays there is an emphasis on the return of the light, this card is appropriate. Simply this: remember the reason you are celebrating. Keep that at the center of your focus and you’re off to a good start.

The next two are Swords and also very appropriate to the question. Much of the drama experienced at holiday gatherings has to do with what is said and issues of communication.

The 4 of Swords suggests tabling your problems and concerns, at least for the time being. Again, if you are focusing on what the gathering/celebration is about, you are less focused on mundane problems.

The 5 of Swords in this deck shows what might occur if you shun this advice. You may “win” an argument but you’ll stand alone. We all get to decide this year what we want most from our interactions at gatherings. Is it more important to be “right” or to seek connection? Sometimes it is important to stand up for yourself. The question is: is this the appropriate or best time to do so. It may be or may not be…just be conscious of your choice rather than letting the heat of the moment control your actions.


Written by Barbara Moore
The tarot has been a part of Barbara Moore’s personal and professional lives for over a decade. In college, the tarot intrigued her with its marvelous blending of mythology, psychology, art, and history. Later, she served as the tarot specialist for Llewellyn Publications. Over the years, she has ...