Wreath Spread

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

Wreath Spread

On This Day

Greek and Roman kings and emperors thought their laurel wreaths connected them to Apollo, the sun god, and that the crown embodied his values.

Wreaths have been a symbol of power and strength since classical antiquity. Roman and Greek kings and emperors often wore laurel wreaths as crowns, a practice pre-dated by the Etruscans. Harvest wreaths pre-date written history as symbols of strength. Christianity adopted the natural symbol of an evergreen to represent everlasting life.

Summation of Spread

The Wreath Spread uses the intrinsic qualities of the wreath to inform its questions. If you hang a wreath this season, ruminate over these qualities when you cast your eyes upon it.

Wreaths are found on the Six of Wands, the World, and the Seven of Cups. In each case the wreath represents elements of victory and success.

Cast Your Cards

Cast in the shape of a wreath:

1. Strength: What strength carries me through the winter months?

2. Fortitude: What gives me power?

3. Power: What do I do with the power I have?

4. Tenacity: What must be accomplished this season?

5. Wisdom: What do I learn?

6. Hope: What is discovered?