Frieda Harris’s Painter’s Palette Spread

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

Frieda Harris’s Painter’s Palette Spread

On This Day

Although Harris took notes from Crowley for the Thoth deck, he offered her full credit. He said it was Harris who kept the deck’s momentum afloat. She insisted he consider each and every card as a masterpiece, able to stand on its own, independent from the rest of the deck.

Artist Frieda Harris passed away on this day in 1962. Harris collaborated with Aleister Crowley, and she painted the Thoth tarot deck.

Summation of Spread

The Empress card, ruled by Venus, is the embodiment of creativity. Symbolized by wheat, pomegranates, and pregnancy, her fertility is not only literal but also figurative. She represents ideas and talent springing forth.

Did you know an artist’s paintbox can offer clues to your personality? Frieda Harris used watercolors to paint the Thoth deck. Using her palette as inspiration, this spread is based on the magical significance of color.

Cast Your Cards

Cast your cards as paints on a palette.

1. Red: What energizes me?

2. Orange: What gives me confidence?

3. Yellow: What ignites my imagination?

4. Green: What balances me?

5. Blue: What calms me?

6. Purple: What engages my intuition?

7. White: What helps me find peace?

8. Brown: What grounds me?