Sesame Street’s Inner Child Spread

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

Sesame Street’s Inner Child Spread

On This Day

Sesame Street was given its title after long discussions with the writers. Seeking a catchy name, they decided upon “sesame” due to its connection to The Arabian Nights and the excitement of the phrase “open sesame”!

Sesame Street aired its first episode today in 1969, and neither PBS nor children’s entertainment would ever be the same. The world was introduced to Bert and Ernie, Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and an entire family of multicultural urban characters.

Summation of Spread

The Six of Cups is a reference to childhood, nostalgia, and the sweetness of a walk down memory lane. Use this card to connect with your past. When the Six of Cups appears in a spread, it marks the arrival of a comforting and familiar love.

Have you spoken to your inner child lately? The inner child refers to the child still thriving within you. This term is used in popular psychology referring to who we were before the onset of puberty. In an interesting twist, repeat the spread a second time—this time, try speaking to your inner teenager.

Cast Your Cards

The point of this spread is to facilitate an actual conversation between you and your inner child. Select the age at which you are speaking to yourself. Imagine your home and your bedroom and living situation at that age.

1. What would you like to tell me?

2. What is your favorite game?

3. What is your favorite thing to do?

4. What can I do for you?

5. Do you feel ignored or left out?

6. What do you desire but aren’t getting?

7. How can I provide this for you now?

8. What do you fear most?

9. How can I give you what you need?