Civic Duty Spread

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

Civic Duty Spread

On This Day

Election Day falls on a Tuesday for travel reasons dating before the invention of the car. In the days of horse travel, a Tuesday voting day allowed for worship on Sunday, a ride to the county seat on Monday, voting on Tuesday, and then back before market day on Wednesday.

United States’ general elections for public officials fall on the first Tuesday in November, often on this date. Early November was a good fit between harvest time and brutal winter weather.

Summation of Spread

Are you an active community member? Civic duties are the social responsibility of citizens in the interest of public service. Civic duty is more than just voting, paying taxes, and serving on jury duty. The actions we take in between elections are equally, if not more, important.

The Six of Cups represents an environment where people actively participate in civic duty. The town is protected by strong walls, representing a solid community and protection. The cups burst with flowers, a symbol that something has manifested, while warm clothing offers protection for the children, who freely give and receive love.

Cast Your Cards

1. Do I understand how government works?

2. What do I think about political culture?

3. Can I participate in community service?

4. How do I advocate for those who need help?

5. How do I make my community a better place?

6. How can I improve the quality of life at a grassroots level?

7. What can I do for my community right now?