Peter Pan Spread
On This Day
J. M. Barrie sometimes had Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle revise his work, Robert Louis Stevenson was a pen pal, George Bernard Shaw was his neighbor, and he was friendly with science fiction writer H.G. Wells. Wells, Doyle, and Barrie played together on the same cricket team.
Peter Pan, the animated feature based on J. M. Barrie’s book, was released on this day in 1953. The story of Wendy and her brothers whisked to Neverland by Peter Pan was the highest-grossing film of the year.
Summation of Spread
Tarot’s four Pages, or Knaves, represent the optimism of youth. Pages contain a sense of childlike wonder, endless enthusiasm, and the ability to be enraptured in the beauty and magic of the world.
Peter Pan’s theme is the conflict between the innocence of childhood versus the responsibility of adulthood. This tug of war is a universal experience. This spread lets Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinker Bell, and Captain Hook rekindle the child inside. Accessing your inner child, former dreams, and discarded desires, you can cultivate more magic in everyday adult life.
Cast Your Cards
Believe in fairies, clap your hands, and cast the cards as follows:
1. Me as a child.
2. Me as an adult.
3. Biggest challenge as a child.
4. Biggest challenge as an adult.
5. Favorite game as a child.
6. Favorite game as an adult.
7. What was lost when I grew up?
8. What was gained when I grew up?
9. What magic remains constant?