Triple Goddess Spread

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

Triple Goddess Spread

On This Day

Graves sometimes wrote under a process called “analeptic thought,” a term he created for throwing one’s mind back in time and receiving impressions.

Robert Graves, English poet, scholar, translator, and writer of antiquity, was born on this day in 1895.

Summation of Spread

The Triple Goddess symbol, also a symbol of Wicca, rests on the crown of the High Priestess. The symbol emulates the simultaneous waxing, full, and waning moon, and, therefore, the Triple Goddess.

Graves popularized the conception of the Triple Goddess in his famous book The White Goddess. Graves theorized there was an archetypal triad of goddesses found in the mythology of Europe and the ancient Middle East. This Triple Goddess represents the three stages of female life, the cycles of the moon, and the realms of earth, underworld, and heavens. This spread uses the gentle beauty of Robert Grave’s legacy and the Triple Goddess to inform its questions.

Cast Your Cards

The structure of Maiden, Mother, and Crone offers insight at any stage of life. Cast in three groups: Maiden (Waxing), Mother (Full), and Crone (Waning).

1. What enchants me?

2. What am I enthusiastic about?

3. What is beginning?

4. What do I know?

5. What has grown?

6. What stirs in me?

7. How am I wise?

8. What do I understand?

9. What is ending?