Four Chambers of the Heart Spread

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

Four Chambers of the Heart Spread

On This Day

The heart can always be opened to receive and give more love. Never forget: the Law of Attraction states we receive what we give.

Physician Daniel Hale Williams performed the first successful human open-heart surgery on James Cornish today in 1893—without anesthesia. Ouch.

Summation of Spread

The Three of Swords is usually considered a heartbreak card due to the Rider-Waite and Sola Busca image. Add a new and slightly different understanding of the Three of Swords: recall that the threes in tarot imply creativity, and Swords represent the mind. The Three of Swords may be understood as extreme creativity of the mind.

Give yourself over to your most valuable organ. The Four Chambers of the Heart Spread is based on the four chambers of your precious heart. Two of the heart’s chambers are the superior atria, which are receiving chambers, connecting to the suits of Cups (Water) and Pentacles (Earth)—the feminine, soft, and receptive suits. The heart’s other two chambers are the inferior ventricles, which are discharging chambers, connecting to the suits of Swords (Air) and Wands (Fire)—the masculine, hard, and domineering suits.

Cast Your Cards

Receiving and Accepting

1. What blocks me from receiving love?

2. What can I proactively do to open myself

to receive more love?

Discharging and Offering

3. What blocks me from giving love?

4. How can I offer more love to those around me?

Wild Card

5. What surprise does my heart have in store?