Chalchiuhtlicue’s Regeneration Spread

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

Chalchiuhtlicue’s Regeneration Spread

On This Day


celebration days were celebrated by priests diving into lakes and imitating the movements and croaking of frogs, hoping to bring rain.

Chalchiuhtlicue is the Aztec goddess of water, rivers, seas, storms, and tempests. This goddess of youthful beauty and ardor was associated with any day of the Aztec calendar containing the number 3.

Summation of Spread

The High Priestess is the first card in the deck depicting water. A river flows behind her veil; it is said that all waters—the rivers, streams, and waterfalls—flowing through the tarot spring from her. She springs forth water as a fountain of wisdom and connection.

Are you ready for the waters of renewal? Chalchiuhtlicue’s aquatic connection ties her to fertility and childbirth. Aztec midwives cut an infant’s umbilical cord and washed the new baby while saying the customary greeting of Chalchiuhtlicue. Flowing waters, evocative of regeneration and renewal, inspire this spread.

Cast Your Cards

Cast in the shape of a drop of regenerative water from your favorite spa or swimming spot.

1. What needs to be washed away?

2. How do I let it go?

3. Why do I grasp and cling tightly to it?

4. What fills its place?

5. How can I rejuvenate myself?

6. What action must I take?

7. What is the result?