Release Obsessive Thoughts Spread

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

Release Obsessive Thoughts Spread

On This Day

Buddha described the mind as a drunken monkey’s jumping, screeching, and chattering endlessly. Fear, he claimed, was an especially loud monkey that could be tamed by meditation.

Arctic explorer Ernest Shackleton’s ship Endurance becomes stuck in ice on this day in 1915. Frozen in packed ice for ten months, the pressure would eventually crush the ship, causing it to sink.

Summation of Spread

The Nine of Swords portrays the pain of obsessive thinking, guilt, and an overworked mind. Her quilt, covered with astrological symbols, represents the need to uncover your eyes and look to the wisdom available.

Have you ever had thoughts stick in your head like a ship lodged in ice? This is especially frustrating when grappling with tough or painful situations. The trick is to free your mind before tormenting thoughts drive you mad. This spread was created to help you break free when an obsessive thought lodges in your mind.

Cast Your Cards

Free your mind and the rest will follow.

1. Is this a legitimate concern?

2. Will this happen whether I worry about it or not?

3. Are there steps I can take to prepare for the

perceived outcome?

4. Am I dwelling too much on the past?

5. Am I doing this to avoid present problems?

6. Is this issue worth the amount of time I’m spending worrying about it?

7. Are there more important issues I should focus on?

8. Can I turn this problem into a hidden opportunity?

9. Is there anyone I can ask for help?

10. What will make it stop?