Picture of Dorian Gray Spread

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

Picture of Dorian Gray Spread

On This Day

Wilde was renowned for having a razor-sharp wit. Purportedly his last words were, “My wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. One or the other of us has got to go.”

Oscar Wilde, Irish literary legend, was born on this day in 1854.

Summation of Spread

The Picture of Dorian Gray, the only published novel by Wilde, is the story of a fashionable young man who sells his soul for eternal youth and beauty. The story’s themes inform this spread’s questions. It asks you to consider your thoughts and opinions on art, beauty, and influence.

The Star card springs forth wells of eternal youth, represented in the flowing waters indicative of water-bearer Aquarius. The Star reminds you to stay open to inspiration and art so you are young at heart no matter your physical age.

Cast Your Cards

Cast your cards in the shape of a magic mirror:

1. What is the purpose of art?

2. Why is beauty important?

3. Why is modern culture superficial?

4. Who is influencing me at the moment?

5. Do I flee reality with drugs or alcohol?

6. What tortures my consciousness?

7. What helps me maintain a sense of humor?