St. Patrick’s Shamrock Spread
On This Day
Cause and effect applies to the Wiccan Rule of Three, stating that any energy or magic released into the world will return to the caster three times.
St. Patrick’s Day celebrates the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick. Kidnapped, sold into slavery, escaping, then receiving religious training, St. Patrick returned to Ireland in 432 CE as a missionary. Upon his return, he explained the concept of the Holy Trinity to the uneducated public using the shamrock as an allegory. This is why the shamrock is the symbol associated with St. Patrick’s Day. The Irish have observed this holiday for over one thousand years.
Summation of Spread
The Empress card is assigned the number 3. Representing possibility, creativity, growth, wealth, and marriage, she is a generous and protective woman.
The Shamrock Spread uses the concept of three to inform its questions. Using the Holy Trinity of Christianity, the Three Jewels of Buddhism, and the Threefold Goddess of Wicca, you’ll look into various aspects of your identity.
Cast Your Cards
Four-leaf clovers bring luck, too. Find one, keep it close, and cast your cards.
1. Father: How do I relate to my father?
2. Son: How am I different from my father?
3. Holy Ghost: What is my mystery?
1. Buddha: What is my highest spiritual potential?
2. Dharma: How can I follow a path to enlightenment?
3. Sangha: What does community mean to me?
1. Maiden: How do I differ from my mother?
2. Mother: How do I relate to my mother?
3. Crone: What is my destiny?