Hidden Desire Spread

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

Hidden Desire Spread

On This Day

Have you ever noticed the word devil is “lived” spelled backwards?

Majorca, a hot, hedonistic island off the coast of Spain, celebrates the Feast of St. Antoni Festival today. Revelers literally dance with the Devil. Participants dress as devils, dancing from bonfire to bonfire, in honor of a saint who survived a series of horrific demons in a Majorcan cave and lived to tell.

Summation of Spread

The Golden Dawn assigned the Devil card the esoteric title of “Laughter,” expressing the amount of fun the Devil card contains. The Devil card wants to satisfy all material desires, love, fame, sex, money, pleasure, thirst, and hunger. Where do you draw the line?

The Devil archetype connects to repressed natural urges, and this spread examines of the darker side of our nature. It will guide you to a healthy expression of your deepest, most instinctive desires.

Cast Your Cards

Cast the cards for this spread in the shape of the Dark One’s pitchfork.

1. What do I desire but can’t express?

2. What does my devilish secret world look like?

3. What hidden desire or theme recurs in my dreams?

4. What relationship do I have to my natural urges such as sex or eating?

5. What pleasure do I seek?

6. What pain do I wish to avoid?

7. Do I desire power over another?

8. Do I desire another to have power over me?

9. Do my secret urges and needs express themselves in unhealthy ways?

10. How can I express my hidden needs in a manner serving my highest good?