Stress Buster Tarot Spread
By Velvet Angel
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It seems that many people lately have been hit with stress in such a major way – from money matters, relationship issues, work problems, health issues, legal concerns . . . and more! I don’t think the stress demons are leaving very many of us alone.
So how do we cope with it? In dealing with a great deal of stress myself lately, I decided to take it to the Tarot and see what wisdom the cards would offer.
This spread covers the biggest stress issue in your life and the root of that stress – or where it stems or has originated from. This is helpful when there are multiple issues or directions pulling at you, and you don’t know what to deal with first among the various stressful issues.
But you can also use this spread to explore a particular stress factor that you know is causing you problems.
It explores what level of control you have in the situation. I think the level of control we have is an important consideration. Because even though we know in our minds that we need to focus on the things we CAN change or do (the areas for which we do have some control) and let go of that which is beyond our control . . . our emotional hearts tend to cause a lot of worry even for that which we have no power to change.
Thus, the spread I designed below also offers advice on how you can cope with your specific issue of concern, and where things are heading, based on the trends and patterns of energy at this time.
The layout has been designed like an inverted triangle to point to the potential outcome. And while a less-than-desirable outcome will not be fun to see, we can use the advice and information from the other cards to either try to alter our course . . . or just realize when we need to let go, even if we think we can’t or don’t want to.
If a favorable outcome appears, then we will be reminded that all things do eventually change – even the difficult and stressful situations we are trying to cope with. We can use the information we receive in this spread to help us cope and take actions that are appropriate for our situations – or to hang back if needed and learn to release a little more.
Letting go is not easy, but sometimes we simply hang on too tightly and make things more complex and worrisome than they need to be – especially if we do only have a limited level of control and cannot change everything in a situation that we would want to change.
While some of you may very well have multiple issues going on that are causing stress in your life, this spread is designed to help you identify the biggest stress factor that you should address first – the biggest thing that is causing you the most pain in your life right now, even if it seems that something else may be the bigger problem.
With that said, you can definitely use this spread for a specific stress factor that you have identified and want to explore. One of the beautiful things about tarot spreads lies in their versatility – which means that you can also change this, or any other, spread to best fit your needs at the time of a reading.
The Stress Buster Tarot Spread – by Velvet Angel
Card 1: The Stress Factor that is causing you the most pain right now.
Card 2: Root of this stress. Where it comes from.
Card 3: Level of control you have in the situation.
Card 4: How this stress impacts you most. (health, moods, attitudes, etc.)
Card 5: Advice to cope.
Card 6: Outcome of this challenge.
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