Gothic Torture Spread

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

Gothic Torture Spread

On This Day

Gothic subculture formed in the eighties as a subgenre in the London music scene and quickly spread. The name is derived from the gothic literary genre of the nineteenth century.

Bring your dark side to the surface, whip out some Depeche Mode, and don some crushed velvet and lace. Today is World Goth Day.

Summation of Spread

The Death card represents the beginning of something rather than its end. Gothic style and substance are based on those things we find moving in the shadows, among flickering candles, and teetering on the boundary of pleasure and pain.

Ready to explore the sublime? The Gothic Torture Spread does not examine literal torture but rather the transcendental experience of darkness through themes prominent in goth culture.

Cast Your Cards

The Gothic Torture Spread’s cards are cast in the shape of the ankh, an ancient symbol of life.

1. Grotesque: What truth have I distorted?

2. Horror: What scares me?

3. Romance: What excites me?

4. Curse: What plagues me?

5. Ghostly: What haunts me?

6. Mysterious: What mystery must be unraveled?

7. Desolate: What makes me feel bleak and empty?

8. Death: What has been lost?

9. Angst: What hope fills me with the sense of overcoming this useless situation?

10. Creativity: What makes my darkness so beautiful?