Saturnalia Relieving Stress Spread
On This Day
Gift giving, from gag gifts to toys for children, played a large role in the celebration of Saturnalia and may have been the inspiration for our modern exchange of holiday gifts.
Today is Roman Saturnalia, a festival of feasting, role reversal, free speech, gift giving, and revelry. Held in honor of the deity Saturn, who ruled over a preexisting Golden Age, the revelries of Saturnalia reflected a desire to return to that once mythical age.
Summation of Spread
The Four of Wands is the festival and celebration card. This card reminds you to put down your work. It is time to revel in all you have accomplished. The wall implies protection, and the outdoors connect this card with nature. Homecoming is implied, and the flowers aspect beauty, joy, and growth.
Are you stressed out? The key theme of Saturnalia was letting go and having fun. Of all times of the year, the holidays are the season to let loose. If stress keeps creeping in, use this spread to lighten your load and invoke some Roman revelry for yourself.
Cast Your Cards
1. How can I replace a negative thought with a positive one?
2. Where can I find release?
3. How can I attract more positive people?
4. How do I make myself a priority?
5. What makes me laugh?
6. What helps me say no?
7. How can I connect with others?
8. How can I have more fun?