Celebrate like a Queen Birthday Spread
On This Day
Divination was a popular Victorian pastime. Young women used tea leaves, palm reading, dripping wax, fruit cakes, scrying, and cards, among other objects, in attempts to discover the names of their future husbands and answer all their questions.
Today is the birthday of England’s Queen Victoria, born in 1819. The Victorian era was named for the queen and spanned her reign between 1837 and 1901. Victorians enjoyed the heyday of Spiritualism, when séances, spirit writing, and Ouija boards were all the rage.
Summation of Spread
Tarot queens express fully mature feminine qualities, intrinsic to all women as well as men. Each queen represents nurturing, personal security, and a sense of self. A queen appearing in the past position of a tarot spread can indicate the influence of a mother figure or strong female.
Celebrate your own special day by performing this spread on your birthday. Nine questions have been crafted, as nine is the number of wish fulfillment.
Cast Your Cards
Shuffle the cards. Count down the number of cards to the age you are turning. Place these aside and lay out your spread with the remaining cards like glowing candles on the perimeter of your favorite cake.
1. What was I born to do?
2. What will mark the upcoming year as different?
3. What will I do better this year?
4. What new thing should I bring into my life?
5. Why am I so special?
6. How can I appreciate myself?
7. What gift should I give myself?
8. What is my birthday blessing?
9. What is my birthday message?