On This Day
Bhutan remained tucked away in the eastern Himalayas, in total isolation from the rest of the world, until recently. This preserved its deep Buddhist traditions.
Today is the Meeting of Nine Evils day in the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. The entire population stays home on this day. It is believed no one should venture outdoors and jobs done today would bear bad fruit, and it is the worst day to start a journey or begin a new venture. Any bad deed performed on this day multiplies negative karma.
Summation of Spread
The popular Celtic Cross Spread clearly shows the fear/desire connection in the 9 position of the spread. It stands as a reminder that people often fear what they desire most.
What are you afraid of? This day has its place in Bhutanese culture and lasts only one day. It does not speak to any larger issue of fear and avoidance. The Fear Spread explores what locks you down in fear—what keeps you in stasis rather than moving forward with confidence.
Cast Your Cards
Find a place of centeredness within before casting the cards. Performing this spread and following its direction may change your life for the better.
1. What do I want more than anything?
2. What do I stop myself from doing?
3. Why do I fear what I want?
4. Why don’t I take my instincts seriously?
5. What would be the hardest thing for me to do?
6. How can I face my truth?
7. What does it mean to acknowledge my power?
8. What is my deepest fear?
9. What should I do?