Tree of Life Spread

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

Tree of Life Spread

On This Day

Levi influenced the work of the Golden Dawn and all of twentieth-century magic by committing his life to metaphysical study and magical practice.

Eliphas Levi was born on this day in 1810. Levi changed tarot usage forever by placing it at the center of all occult sciences. He felt tarot was the common ground where various philosophies intermingled.

Summation of Spread

The Magician card connects to Levi as a magician. Tarot’s four suits are displayed upon his table. Levi connected the four suits (elements) with the four letters of the Tetragrammaton, which is considered the proper name of God in the Hebrew bible.

Levi associated tarot with the Kabbalah (Jewish mysticism) by linking the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet to twenty-two corresponding trump cards. The Tree of Life is a mystical way of understanding the creation of the universe and our connection to divinity. This spread is inspired by the Sephiroth (places on the Tree of Life) to inform its questions.

Cast Your Cards

Cast the cards in the shape of the Tree of Life.

1. Crown: What do I display to the world?

2. Wisdom: What is the deepest truth I know?

3. Understanding: What do I accept about my limitations?

4. Mercy: How do I express kindness?

5. Severity: How am I hard on myself?

6. Beauty: How can I find beauty today?

7. Victory: What is an upcoming success?

8. Splendor: When do I shine?

9. Foundation: What keeps me grounded?

10. Kingdom: How can I enjoy the material world without being deluded by it?