Fawkes’s Change the Situation Spread

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

Fawkes’s Change the Situation Spread

On This Day

Bonfire Night is celebrated with raging bonfires, roasting marshmallows and sausages on sticks, and explosive fireworks in the cold November sky.

Today is Guy Fawkes Day and Bonfire Night in Britain. It celebrates the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605 in which a group of Catholics attempted to blow up English Parliament and assassinate King James. Guy Fawkes was caught attempting to light the fuse on thirty-six barrels of gunpowder.

Summation of Spread

The Seven of Swords connects with acts of conspiracy. The figure sneaks away from an encampment; is he creeping away forever or will he return to shake things up? When this card appears in a spread, it heralds a time of moving forward and taking only what is needed.

Are you ready to ignite an idea? This spread uses revolutionary action, albeit a failed one, to inspire a spread based on creating change. Perform this spread when ready take a grand step or make a grand gesture in the vein of changing your life.

Cast Your Cards

Anticipate your glorious outcome and cast as follows:

1. Situation as it stands.

2. Why must it change?

3. What do I want?

4. What challenges me?

5. What supports me?

6. What drastic action must I take?

7. What happens if I do nothing?

8. What will be the outcome?