Cinco de Mayo Against All Odds Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Cinco de Mayo Against All Odds Spread

On This Day

The French army eventually regrouped and moved on to take Mexico City. Regardless, the euphoria of the unlikely Mexican victory against overwhelming odds is remembered every May fifth.

Today is Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday celebrating an “against all odds” victory over the French army in 1862. The French army was seven times larger, well trained, and better equipped. However, the French were defeated at the Battle of Puebla, where the smaller Mexican army made a shocking victory.

Summation of Spread

The power and passion to meet any challenge is found in the energetic reserves of the four knights and kings of the tarot. Each king wears armor under his regal robes, a reminder of his strength and prowess.

What do you want more than anything? This spread, in honor of insurmountable odds, asks what impossible goal you want to accomplish. Go out on a limb—be brave and ask for what you really, truly want. How else will your wildest dream come true?

Cast Your Cards

Using tactical maneuvers, you will attack oncoming challenges in a wall of cards. Once you reach the other side, you will reap the rewards of victory. Dream large and cast your cards.

1. What do I want to do?

2. What is my first challenge?

3. What is my second challenge?

4. What is my third challenge?

5. How should I meet the first challenge?

6. How should I meet the second challenge?

7. How should I meet the third challenge?

8. What is unexpected?

9. How will I change?

10. What is my prize?