Trauma is a life-changing event that can be difficult to navigate.
If you are healing from trauma, it might feel like your world has been turned upside down.
The good news is there are tarot spreads designed specifically for healing these types of wounds. Art by its transcendent nature heals the soul and soothes the spirit.
The cards will gently move you along your healing journey when you are ready for the messages they bring.
Healing Tarot spreads can be used to help you access important insights about your trauma and way forward.
In this blog post, we will explore healing tarot spreads and how they can help in times of crisis or when dealing with depression.
But be sure to check out our post on Healing Spreads for a graphic example of how to lay out your cards and what they mean
Tarot Spreads For Depression
There are many different healing Tarot spreads to choose from,
For example: “I am feeling depressed and do not know how to move forward.”
As well, always cleanse your deck before beginning.
Clear your mind as well as your deck and take comfort in the simple act of shuffling the cards.
A body in motion stays in motion and sometimes just a simple act that lets the hands work and the mind drift can be enough to break up the stuck mental energy that trauma creates.
Psychologists have found that trauma exists in the body as well as the mind, and motion often releases it in both places.
Trauma Tarot Spread
If you have recently experienced trauma or are trying to heal from a traumatic event, you may want to use the Tarot to help your healing process.
Try this four-card spread for healing from trauma.
Arrange your cards in a horizontal line. Each number below represents a separate card in the layout.
In this healing spread, you can read from left to right or vice versa. In both cases, number one will be at your left and number four on the far right side of your spread.
- The First Event: This is where trauma first occurred for you that brought about the healing crisis.
- The Gift of the Trauma: This card represents what you learned or gained from this trauma that is helpful to your healing process now.
- What Needs To Be Overcome: This card symbolizes what needs to be healed in order for you to fully move on with life and feel whole again.
- The Healing: This card shows what healing is available for you and represents the actual healing process.
Explore More Healing Tarot Spreads
Any Tarot spread can be a healing Tarot spread if you ask the right questions.
If you’re just starting out using Tarot, take some time to learn the Tarot card meanings so you can explore healing Tarot spreads for yourself.
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