Slow It Down Spread

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

Slow It Down Spread

On This Day

Light moves at 186,000 miles per second, sound moves at 1,142 feet per second, a storm moves 52 feet per second, and a person walks 4 feet per second.

The first speeding arrest was made on this day to—who else?—a New York City cabbie. The year was 1899, and Jacob German was arrested and jailed for driving his horseless carriage 12 mph down Lexington Avenue.

Summation of Spread

The Star card evokes action without physical movement. She is pouring yet moves nowhere, content to focus on the task at hand. This is a reminder that movement occurs within the subtle body. Energetic changes within will affect and color outward actions.

Careening a little too fast? Feeling out of control? A 12 mph speeding ticket is comical in comparison to the rate at which modern drivers fly down roadways—a reminder of relativity and the accelerated speed of modern life. This spread is inspired by questions designed to help you slow it down a bit.

Cast Your Cards

Cast your cards…slowly.

1. What do I need to slow down and pay attention to?

2. What am I trying to avoid?

3. How can I enjoy my ride more?

4. What is my reward for stopping to smell the roses?

5. What will happen if I don’t slow down?

6. What toll does this take on my physical body?

7. What small adjustment shall I calculate on my internal GPS?