Dr. Seuss’s Feeling Grinchy Spread

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

Dr. Seuss’s Feeling Grinchy Spread

On This Day

Dr. Seuss was bet $50

by a publisher that

he couldn’t write a book with fifty assorted words or less. The classic
Green Eggs and Ham was the result.

Dr. Seuss, beloved children’s author, was born on this day in 1904. Writing his way into the hearts of millions, Theodor Seuss Geisel’s books have become fixtures of the childhood experience.

Summation of Spread

The Four of Pentacles is often considered the grinchiest card in the entire deck. Seen as a miser, he holds his pentacle tightly and defensively. But don’t be so quick to judge—it can also be understood as the card of stability due to the solid nature of the number four.

Geisel based his famous Grinch from The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on himself. He found himself cranky and unexcited for the holidays and decided to write the Grinch to discover if he could find something about Christmas he’d obviously lost.

Cast Your Cards

Cast your cards in the shape of an umbrella so you can turn that frown upside down and let a smile be your umbrella.

1. What is the root of what’s bothering me?

2. Is there someone I can talk to?

3. Can I treat myself to something fun right now?

4. What am I grateful for?

5. Is there a new exercise I can take up?

6. Should I change my diet?

7. Should I go somewhere different?

8. How can I express myself creatively?

9. What will it take to drive this bad mood away?