Bourbon Street Spread

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

Bourbon Street Spread

On This Day

Not much separates the living from the dead in New Orleans. With a violent Civil War history, slavery, and catastrophes like Hurricane Katrina, it’s no wonder New Orleans is a paranormal gumbo and one of the most haunted cities in the United States.

The city of New Orleans was founded on this day in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste le Moyne de Bienville. The city’s distinct European flair is due to its previous French and Spanish ownership.

Summation of Spread

Bourbon Street’s long history as a red-light district and hedonistic spot of overindulgence falls under the Devil card’s auspices. The Devil represents temptation, instant gratification, and, above all, the ability to have a great time.

Feeling hedonistic and wicked? Bourbon Street marks the oldest part of New Orleans and focuses its tourist center. Known for its bars and strip clubs, it has transformed from a red-light district to a corporate tourist center. This spread uses the shadier elements of old Bourbon Street to inform its questions.

Cast Your Cards

Jazz notes linger in humid air and the past whispers in your ear as you duck into a shop for a tea-leaf reading. The Bourbon Street Spread wants to examine your delicate soul.

1. Prostitution: How do I sell myself short?

2. Gambling: What is the biggest risk I take?

3. Jazz: How am I innovative?

4. Dancing: How can I let myself be free?

5. Drinking: How well do I moderate myself?

6. Voodoo: What wicked magic do I possess?