Bellona’s Fury Spread

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

Bellona’s Fury Spread

On This Day

The Latin word for war is bellum, relating to the modern word belligerent, whose literal interpretation is “war-waging.”

Today is the Roman festival date for Bellona, goddess of war. The feminine aspect of warfare, she is depicted wearing a helmet and armed with spear and torch. All Roman senate meetings relating to foreign wars were conducted at her temple. Though the role of the female was suppressed in ancient Rome and women were not allowed to battle, mythology still allowed the female component in warfare.

Summation of Spread

The Queen of Wands acts as goddess of war when scorned. Wands, the suit of Fire, renders her dangerous, volatile, and explosive. One need only ponder this decisive and destructive element to understand just how hot under the collar this queen is likely to become when crossed.

What gets you steaming angry? Ever hear the expression “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned?” Bellona informs this spread, crafted to explore the elements of the psyche that get you rip-roaring mad.

Cast Your Cards

Take a breath and cast your cards as follows:

1. What makes me angry?

2. How do I express my fury?

3. How does emotion make me strong?

4. How does emotion weaken me?

5. Do I forgive myself?

6. Can I find forgiveness for others?

7. How can I let the anger go?