Limiting Belief Spread

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

Limiting Belief Spread

On This Day

Barbie’s real name is

Barbara Millicent Roberts. Boyfriend Ken was named after the son of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler.

Today is Barbie’s birthday. Mattel launched the miniature blond bombshell on this day in 1959. Barbie bore the brunt of controversy when criticized that she was an unrealistic role model for young girls. The power of Barbie prevails as she remains a popular doll and the figurehead of an empire.

Summation of Spread

The Eight of Swords figure is bound and blindfolded in the same way limiting beliefs or long-held negative assumptions paralyze growth and opportunities.

Using unrealistic physical expectations of beauty as an example, this spread examines a lie that is told or believed as truth. Big growth moments occur when we realize that a truth we hold is false. This spread asks you to choose a limiting belief you believe is true. You will then pull cards to discover otherwise.

Cast Your Cards

Write a limiting belief on a small piece of paper. Limiting beliefs are easy to spot. Choose something you want. Verbalize or write down the reason you aren’t doing it. Then fill in the blank: “I can’t do this because ____.” Write this on a piece of paper.

Place the written belief on the table, then cast your cards beneath it:

1. Why do I believe this to be true?

2. What would happen if it weren’t true?

3. Why did this belief become ingrained in my mind?

4. What can I do to erase this as truth?

5. What will happen as a result?