Pirate Spread

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

Pirate Spread

On This Day

The golden age of piracy lasted from about 1700 to 1725 as thousands of men (and a few women) turned to piracy as a way to make a living. Underpaid or cheated of wages, sailors often switched ranks, becoming pirates themselves.

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day, begun by two Americans who thought it would be good fun to talk like a pirate for a day.

Summation of Spread

The Knight of Wands represents the true pirate spirit of rushing forth to eagerly meet adventure and intrigue. Impulsive and filled with energy and enthusiasm, this knight dives headfirst into action with little thought to consequence. His motto is “act first, think later.”

Ready to embark upon adventure? Modern pirate and wench festivals have sprouted up everywhere as a place for like-minded individuals to gather for pirate parties. The Pirate Spread uses issues of classic pirating to discover what adventure you are embarking on today—because every day is an adventure for a pirate.

Cast Your Cards

Cast your sails, smell the sea air, feel your freedom, and cast the Pirate Spread’s cards like a pirate’s flag:

1. What adventure calls?

2. Where must I travel?

3. Do I have a good pirate outfit?

4. What is my weapon of choice?

5. What buried treasure awaits?

6. Where can I have a really good time?

7. How can I express wanton sexuality?

8. Do I have enough rum?

9. How can I live my life by my own rules?