Florentine Magic Spread

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

Florentine Magic Spread

On This Day

Streets in Florence often have different names from one end of the street to the other, and this is reminiscent of life’s journey. Sometimes you begin in one place and it brings you down a path, leading you where you least expect it to.

Construction began on this day in 1420 on the dome of the Duomo, Florence’s great cathedral. Standing in the city center, it is proclaimed by many to be the most beautiful in all of Europe.

Summation of Spread

Italy is the birthplace of tarot insofar as historians can trace it. The cards were first a game among noble courts and families; it soon became a tavern game enjoyed by the masses. Used for gaming long before divination, few could have foreseen the evolution of modern tarot.

Access Italian magic. Birthplace of the Renaissance, home to Dante Alighieri, Galileo, Roberto Cavali, and the Medici family, this miraculous city is the inspiration for a spread using the jewels of Florence to inform its questions.

Cast Your Cards

Cast the Florentine Magic Spread’s cards the way one might shave black truffle upon a plate of fresh pasta.

1. R

enaissance: What revival am I experiencing?

2. Boboli Gardens: What is blooming?

3. Uffizi Gallery: How am I creative?

4. Pitti Palace: How can I treat myself like royalty?

5. Vecchio Bridge: What helps me get where I’m going?

6. Statue of David: What helps me tone my muscles?

7. Cuisine: How can I make healthy food feel indulgent?