Mary Greer’s Breaking Barriers Spread

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

Mary Greer’s Breaking Barriers Spread

On This Day

The sound a bullwhip

makes when it cracks is actually a sonic boom. It was the first human invention to break the sound barrier.

Mary Greer—tarot pioneer, author, and teacher—was born this day in 1947. She has kindly offered a spread for inclusion on this day, when Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier on October 14, 1947 (the day and year Mary was born). Launch occurred at 10:26 am in Southern California and lasted five minutes. It marked a major milestone in the history of aeronautics, for—as PBS’s Nova phrased it—“the sound barrier was no longer a barrier after all.”

Summation of Spread

Breaking the sound barrier was a major breakthrough that set the stage for space travel: a vehicle moving through the stars. The Chariot and the Star represent human ingenuity, science, and both the vision and will to move forward despite the odds. They represent meeting challenges and achieving our highest goals.

This spread helps you break your own barrier. The energy you yourself create tends to get ahead of you, blocking your ability to move through to the next level of experience.

Cast Your Cards

1. What is your particular barrier?

2. What do you hope to discover or achieve by breaking through it?

3. How does this barrier get in your way?

4. What pressure or loss of control must you withstand?

5. What improvements will help you break through?

6. What’s the worst that can happen?

7. What do you actually find on the other side?

8. How can this breakthrough help you in the future?