Kuan Yin’s Compassion Spread

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

Kuan Yin’s Compassion Spread

On This Day

Kuan Yin is associated with vegetarianism due to her empathetic state. Chinese vegetarian restaurants are often decorated with her image, and she appears in many Buddhist vegetarian pamphlets and magazines.

Today is the birthday of beloved Eastern Buddhist deity Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva (buddha-to-be) of infinite compassion and mercy. In Malaysia, devotees bearing fresh fruit, flowers, and sweet cakes gather at her temple to honor her. Immensely popular among Chinese Buddhists, she is seen as a source of unconditional love, a savior, and a protector of women and children.

Summation of Spread

The Ace of Cups represents the waters of true tenderheartedness as the universal source for the soul of humanity. It is the ability to experience emotions, love, joy, and suffering—the entire range of human experience.

Reflecting upon the nature of compassion, Kuan Yin is perfect inspiration for this spread. The deity inspires questions posed to open your heart and soul.

Cast Your Cards

Release resistance and cast the Kuan Yin Compassion Spread’s cards as follows:

1. What does compassion mean to me?

2. How am I compassionate?

3. In what area do I not show compassion?

4. What can I let go of to have a more compassionate heart?

5. What feelings do I experience when I offer compassion?

6. How can I find empathy for someone I dislike?

7. Who has shown compassion to me?

8. How can I recognize commonalities rather than differences?