Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Spread

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

Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Spread

On This Day

Every year, thousands of people visit Marie Laveau’s grave, offering her tribute in the form of random offerings, hoping she will grant favors and wishes from beyond the grave.

Marie Laveau, the Queen of Conjure, was born on this day in 1794. Marie was the most infamous Voodoo figure in American history. Transforming the religious practices of African slaves into social and cultural institutions, her rituals served as public spectacle, entertainment, and even political influence. Working as a hairdresser in New Orleans, she offered private consultations and led public rituals, including exorcisms and sacrifices to the spirits.

Summation of Spread

The Queen of Wands casts powerful magic. The black cat sitting at her feet is an often-overlooked aspect of this queen’s magical work. Fierce, determined, and containing vast reserves of energy, of all the tarot queens, she provokes change and alters her reality the quickest.

Are you ready to work some mojo? Marie Laveau’s Voodoo Spread is based on core elements, items, and lore from New Orleans Voodoo, ritual, and spellwork.

Cast Your Cards

Be wary of the crossroads after midnight, and cast the cards as follows:

1. Amulet: What do I need protection from?

2. Crossroads Mojo: What choice must I make?

3. Bayou Swamp: What lurks in my subconscious?

4. Gris-Gris Bag: What magic or energy should I focus on and carry with me?

5. Spirit House: What energy must be repelled?

6. Black Cat Juju: What area of my life contains good luck?

7. Conjure Oil: What must I create?

8. Zombie: What must die?

9. Wanga Paquet: In what area of my life should I concentrate all my power?