Rumi’s Poetic Life Spread

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

Rumi’s Poetic Life Spread

On This Day

After Rumi’s death, followers became Whirling Dervishes, also known as the Mevlevi Order. It is believed that Rumi, while walking, became so entranced with happiness of the Divine that he stretched out his arms and started spinning in a circle. Thus the Whirling Dervishes were born.

Rumi, the Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic, was born on this day in 1207. His small town was in what is now known as modern Afghanistan.

Summation of Spread

The suit of Cups inspires poetry, a Cups-like activity. The suit utilizes dreams, intuition, and sweeping emotion conveyed in the written word.

Rumi’s poetry transcended national, ethnic, and religious boundaries. Using beautiful Rumi quotes, this spread seeks to offer illumination and inspiration.

Cast Your Cards

Each question is formulated in the context of the given quote. Rumi’s Poetic Life Spread’s cards are cast in a simple single line.

1. “What you are seeking, seeks you.”

What do I seek?

2. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round

in another form.”

What have I lost?

3. “The wound is the place where Light enters you.”

What have I learned?

4. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in

each other all along.”

Who is my true love?

5. “Why do you stay in prison when the doors are wide open?”

What traps me?

6. “Be like melting snow, wash yourself of yourself.”

How do I lose self-awareness?

7. “The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”

What do I feed my soul?