Wedding Planning Spread

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

Wedding Planning Spread

On This Day

Bianca was betrothed to Francesco at the age of six; he was thirty years old at the time. Their marriage, performed when she was sixteen, was a political move to keep Sforza’s power tied to Milan.

On this day in 1441, Francesco Sforza married Bianca Maria Visconti in Cremona, Italy. In honor of this wedding of Milano nobility, the Visconti-Sforza deck of tarot cards, the oldest surviving deck, was commissioned by Bianca’s father as a wedding gift.

Summation of Spread

The Four of Wands represents a wedding ceremony. The draped flowers and ivy are similar to the chuppah, a traditional Jewish wedding canopy. The Four of Wands represents a time of fulfillment or satisfaction, but it is only momentary. There is more to come.

This spread uses Italian nobility as inspiration for a wedding spread. Questions address the planning of the big day to help the bride and groom make the most informed decisions.

Cast Your Cards

Cast the cards as you might throw rice or rose petals onto a happy couple:

1. What is the tone of our wedding?

2. Should we hire a wedding planner?

3. Who is our support system?

4. What helps us balance the budget?

5. What helps us get organized?

6. What will the weather be like?

7. How can we best manage conflicting personalities?

8. How can we best stay relaxed?

9. How can we make sure to enjoy the day?

10. What special aspect should we indulge in?