Picnic Spread

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

Picnic Spread

On This Day

While we enjoy picnic pleasures in modern life, eating outside was a necessity for our ancestors. The idea of a slow and elegant meal outdoors, rather than a harvest worker’s dinner in the fields, came into fashion during the Middle Ages.

Today is International Picnic Day, celebrating one of the most pleasurable aspects of summer: outdoor feasts with family and friends. The Victorians held the art of picnicking in high regard. Elaborate meals were served in pastoral landscapes at the height of nature’s beauty.

Summation of Spread

The Ten of Cups, representing familial bliss, is connected to nature’s beauty, represented by the rainbow. The social pleasure of human company is represented by the family and frolicking. This card is the culmination of happy times and good feelings among family and friends.

This spread takes inspiration from aspects of the time-honored pastime of picnicking.

Cast Your Cards

Cast the cards as you might lay out a sumptuous feast while pondering the warm summer days ahead.

1. Blanket: What protects me?

2. Ants: What is bothering me?

3. Sunshine: What fills me with joy?

4. Sandwich: What sustains me?

5. Cupcake: What sweet thing can I look forward to?

6. Lemonade: What refreshes me?

7. Wine: What intoxicates me?