Tarot cards are so good at knowing what gnaws at us, and art is uniquely suited to heal it. Often what traumatizes us is not the event, but the story we tell ourselves over and over about the event. That is where the Inner Healing Tarot Spread comes in.
By taking us out of the wordy logical brain and bringing us home to color patterns and emotion, the cards can empathize with us on a whole other level. A deeper more meaningful level.
Relax and let the cards fall into place to support you in just the right areas.
Interpreting the Inner Healing Spread
This Inner Healing card spread works really well with Oracle decks. Angels love to get into the healing space, so if those sorts of decks appeal to you, this is a great spread to use in conjunction with them.
I usually lay down the middle card first, the signifier of the trauma at the center of it all. Then I work in diagonals, laying the release card, the learn card, and then the embrace card. Finally, I finish with the forgiveness card.
The triangular energy tends to work really well with this layout.
The main thing with this spread is that the injured person begins to see it as a journey to recovery and not just an event. Much like inner healing isn’t a linear process, neither is this tarot spread.
The inner healing spread shows you your strengths. Take lessons from it, and you will build a safe inner fortress that stands against those situations and people who would hurt you. The reason we get stuck in trauma is because it convinces us that we are powerless, but we are anything but.
Let the images of the cards work on the person you are reading for. Don’t try to overshadow their pain; let them tell their story if they feel led.
Often the most healing thing you can do for someone is to listen. Create that safe space where they can fall apart and recover and not be shamed for it.
It is a powerful thing to hand someone a piece of their soul back.
Do your best to make them feel empowered to take charge of their own healing journey and let the cards do the rest.
It’s your spread now, so play with it! Let me know if it inspires you to do some great work or just seems valuable to help you settle down and be more productive. Most of all, have fun and enjoy your deck!
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