Lady Godiva Spread

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

Lady Godiva Spread

On This Day

Out of respect for Lady Godiva, all residents remained inside, barring their windows and doors during the duration of her ride. One man named Tom peeked out a window. Before he saw anything, he was struck blind. The phrase “peeping Tom” stems from this story.

Lady Godiva rode her horse naked though the streets of Coventry, England, today in 1040. She did so to lower the tax burden her husband had unfairly placed upon its residents.

Summation of Spread

The Knight of Cups represents Lady Godiva’s famous slow ride. The suit of Cups is female in nature, representing the imagination springing around her myth. The river flowing before the Knight of Cups represents the nature of compassion moving freely, and the slow gait of the knight’s horse represents Lady Godiva’s meandering ride through town.

Are you ready to be brazen? Lady Godiva’s legend, extremely sensual in nature, is symbolic of having the nerve and daring to do the right thing even if it means moving out of your comfort zone. The Lady Godiva Spread asks if there isn’t someone or something in your life who could use a little help.

Cast Your Cards

Be bold and cast your cards:

1. Who is being treated unfairly?

2. Why does this issue resonate with me?

3. What action can I take to help them?

4. Can I count on others for help?

5. What happens as a result of my action?

6. What do I learn in the process?

7. Why is this important?