Marilyn Monroe’s Flames of Desire Spread

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

Marilyn Monroe’s Flames of Desire Spread

On This Day

Joe DiMaggio sent roses to Marilyn Monroe’s crypt three times a week for over twenty years.

Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President,” to John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden on this day in 1962. One of Marilyn’s last public performances, it was iconic not only because Marilyn was the epitome of a sex symbol, but also because of the presumed affair between her and the president. Her tragic death occurred three short months later.

Summation of Spread

The Lovers card contains many symbols of desire, including twelve burning flames, juicy apples, a snake, full nudity, the solar power of the sun, and a phallic mountain rising in the background.

Consumed with the thought of someone? Is desire driving you wild? Marilyn Monroe provoked desire; women wanted to be like her and men wanted to have her sexually. Using this icon of sensuality, this spread examines the nature of desire in our personal lives.

Cast Your Cards

1. Why does this person provoke my desire?

2. Will my cravings for them be met?

3. Will this turn into a long-term relationship?

4. Is this person a soulmate?

5. Should I trust my feelings?

6. What am I projecting?

7. Can I trust this person?

8. What is the worst thing that could happen?

9. What is the best thing that could happen?

10. What does this relationship teach me?