Unexpected Storm Spread

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

Unexpected Storm Spread

On This Day

The East River between Manhattan and Queens froze over in 1888. The brave souls who crossed the river on foot were in for a rude awakening when the tides changed. The surface broke, leaving them stranded on ice floes.

One of the greatest recorded blizzards of all time occurred on this day in 1888 when 55 inches of snow fell in New York City and surrounding states. During the blizzard, transit shut down and people were confined to their homes for more than a week.

Summation of Spread

The Tower card aligns with issues of unexpected or sudden change. The RWS Tower card reveals a circular crown knocked off a square tower. This small but subtle reference reminds us that what is unexpectedly destroyed never fit to begin with.

Unforeseen surprises can pop up like unexpected storms. Temperatures the day before the blizzard of ’88 hovered in the mid fifties until two fronts collided. The resulting snow tempest is an example of the surprises life can throw our way. Tarot helps to cope with unforeseen circumstances by guiding us toward the highest possible path.

Cast Your Cards

The cards are cast in the form of a massive snow drift.

1. The situation at hand.

2. What is the best way to keep this situation in perspective?

3. What is good about being knocked out of my comfort zone?

4. How can I accept what I have no control over?

5. Who is available to help me with this?

6. What unexpected strength do I draw from?

7. What is the good that arises?