If you follow me on Instagram, you may have recently heard that I moved house. My flatmate and I decided that it was time to move on from our cosy (aka, tiny) space, to say goodbye to its quirky charms (aka, a leaking roof), and find some greener pastures.
We decided 2019 would be the year for this, and so we tallied up our desires, did a little witchcraft, and lo! By mid-January, we had a lease signed on a lighter, roomier, more recently renovated space, still in our favourite neighbourhood, with room for my business, her writing, and a big, deep bathtub.
This move felt extremely blessed – timing of our choosing, an upgrade in so many ways. A speedy turnaround, the financial means and many kind volunteers to ease the load. We’ve been lucky from start to finish. Thank you, St. Expedite!
Nonetheless, moving is a long, tiring, discombobulating process. I’m still collecting myself and emptying boxes, and will be for a while yet. For the first week or two, I was unable to write, or read cards, or really have any reflective process whatsoever.
To help slowly coax my thoughtful, introverted self out of hiding, I designed this tarot spread to help me start to process all this work and change. I hope it might prove helpful to others undergoing a relocation, whether that’s around the corner (like me), or around the world.
Indeed, this spread can be repurposed for any big move – to a new job, a new relationship, a new spiritual path. Feel free to substitute whatever your transition might be.
Give yourself a little uninterrupted time and space, maybe light a candle or incense if that’s your thing. Have a journal or recording device handy, should you want to make notes.
Take out your tarot cards. Shuffle, and draw.
1. A card to reflect on for this transitional phase.
2. What approach might you take to manage and work with the move or change?
3. How might you integrate and ground this change?
4. A ritual to bless your new space, project, or path.
5. How might you rest and replenish yourself during and after this process?
6. What might come next on this new path or in this new place?
Here’s what I pulled for myself (and because I’m taking everything slowly right now, I’m still processing this):
Cards from my most beloved Pagan Otherworlds Tarot (pick up your own copy here).
Lots of power, and passion, and perhaps portents that I’ll be doing some workings with the moon to bless this place. Plenty to digest as I settle in over the coming weeks!
Has this spread been useful to you? Let me know in the comments, or drop me a line and tell me how it went!