Today is the spring equinox, a date that marks the first day of Spring. The equinox is an occurrence that happens twice a year and marks the date on which the sun crosses the celestial equator, causing the amount of daylight and darkness to be the same. This is a day that represents new beginnings and balance, and following the full moon in Libra last night, we are now resting in a powerful time marked by a need for balance and harmony. This is a time of beginnings, as this day marks a new astronomical year and a transition into Aries season. The equinox’s are historically very ritualistic days, making today a perfect time to look inward with a tarot spread - but first, let’s look a little bit deeper into the history and significance that comes along with the equinox.
The spring equinox is representative of the return of light, as all of the days that fall after the spring equinox but before the fall equinox are longer than the nights. New seeds are planted, new ideas comes to light, new paths open up, and all things brighten. Historically, this day was charted, tracked, and revered in many cultures. This date was often greeted with rituals involving cleaning out old energy to make room for the new. This is why the equinox marks a perfect time for spring cleaning of physical space, energy, and emotions. This makes for a perfect time to start a new endeavor you have been contemplating for a while, or to revive an old idea you cannot seem to shake. It is important to acknowledge, reflect, and begin to look forward when the seasons change. After all, this is the day when the light overtakes the darkness that has ruled it all fall and winter.
This 6 card tarot spread comes from Crystal Bar Blog, and is created specifically for the spring equinox. It is set up in three sections.
Cards 1-3 represent rebuilding, 4-5 represent learning to rebalance, and card 6 represents rebirth. These are the themes for the rows of cards, but each individual card has specific meaning assigned to it as well. That said, let’s begin the reading.
This first card is is one of acknowledgement - recognizing where you are at this time. The card we have in this placement is Canes Venatici in reverse. Canes is representative of partnership and collaboration, but since it has appeared in reverse, it is likely that it is representing a breach of trust. Perhaps within a romantic relationship, a friendship, or even a business partnership, someone in your life has crossed a boundary. There have been some trust issues, and one or both parties have, unfortunately, let the other down. If someone has broken your trust, consider the possibility that they do not realize they have done this. Try to explain to them how you truly feel, and how exactly their actions were not ok with you. Clear communication is the most helpful thing to have during times like this. Try to release your fear in relation to this specific topic, and clearly share with the other, or others, your true feelings.
Card two represents accepting where you are currently at, and recognizing what changes you need to make. Here we have the Lovers card, as well as Cancer. This card speaks to loved ones and connection. Matters involving the home, family members, and friends hold much importance at this time. Perhaps the breach of trust that we discovered in the first card is between you and someone else who lives in your home, or exists in your close circle. At this time It would be best for you to focus your energy on these important relationships as you move forward into the new season. Putting a sympathetic and loving energy forward would be beneficial to all people involved with you, and trying to understand the hurt behind people's actions while clearly explaining to them how those actions sometimes breach your boundaries will bring positive change. This situation may be in motion in order to teach you to be a more loving, caring and understanding person. Try your best to love others this spring, and to see things through the lens of their personal reality. If you want them to see things the way that you do, look for a way to properly communicate what the situation is in your personal reality.
Card three will shed light on a new path for you, and let you know where you will need to adapt. Corona Borealis is placed here, and this card is representative of triumph after hardship or sacrifice, as well as new beginnings. This is a perfect card to have here, as the energy that the equinox brings forth is very similar to the energy that this card is alluding to. When this card appears, it is a sign that love will find its way here. This is a new beginning after a time of heartache. You are now able to move forward in the new and refreshing energy of the spring. You may have had a very hard time with someone that you really care about, something happened and they acted in a way that has hurt you. Maybe you do not know if you will be able to trust this person again, even if you still care about them. Proceed with love in your heart and on your mind and it will find a way through. Perhaps you are the one whos has breached the trust, and if this is the case, it is even more important that you proceed with a loving energy. The situation will work out exactly how it is meant to in divine timing, and things are about to get better for you. Stay true to your heart, listen to and follow your emotions, and get ready to begin again. Love will be triumphant over all else here.
Card four speaks to advancement. Here we have the card Comet, a card that’s all about fate. This comet is a sign of fate - a signal from beyond yourself that your wishes are going to come true. This is a card of hope, faith, and trust. Have you been putting all of your faith, or lack thereof, in yourself and yourself alone? Have you been putting all of your faith into another person, possibly the one who let you down? To move forward, it may be time for you to put your faith in something beyond yourself. Trust that things will play out how they are meant to, and try to go with the flow. Everything happens in divine timing to help bring you closer to your life purpose. Trust in the universe to get you to where you need to be, when you need to be there. Ask the universe to give you signs that you are making the best choices and going in the right direction.
Card five represents retreat - things that you may need to step back from. Vulpecula is representative of a sly person who may be deceiving you. This could be referring to one of the people referenced earlier in the reading that has breached your trust. Look at the people who are surrounding you at this time, ask yourself how they make you feel. Are the feelings associated with these people generally more positive or negative ones? Do you feel safe and comfortable with those around you at this time? Who appears in your mind when you think of feeling uneasy and unsafe? Whoever comes to mind in a negative light when asking yourself these questions are the people that you should begin to take a step back from, or to question why they may be so significant in your subconscious. Perhaps this encompasses the majority of people in your life and you need to step back from all of your relationships to get a clearer picture of where you stand. Perhaps you are the one with alternate motivations that you are not consciously recognizing. Healthily withdrawing from your relationships at this time is recommended, as it will give you more insight on what relationships you want to nurture and bring love to, compared to what connections you may need some time away from.
Six is a card of renewal, and represents who you will become this spring. Coma Berenices is a card of minor sacrifice for something important. In reverse, it specifically speaks to promises made in the past, and the time to live up to those promises is approaching. Although the aforementioned trust that you had was broken, living in the spring with love and honor can potentially restore what was lost. Think it through, then proceed to carry out what you know is right, with honor. Perhaps you recognize that you owe somebody an explanation, one that comes in love and sympathy. Maybe you need to ask for someone's forgiveness, and maybe you will have to accept that it might take more time for that person to give it to you. If you truly love them, you will be able to accept and understand this. Once again, trust that all things will play out in divine timing, exactly as they are meant to. This spring you are going to become much more contemplative, and you are going to learn about where debt is owed and where sacrifices must be made for the good of all. Maybe you are the one who needs your own forgiveness - maybe you are the one who needs an explanation and loving understanding from yourself. Perhaps you have breached your own boundaries, and even resent yourself for it. Now is the time to come back into trust and alignment with yourself, and the rest of the universe. There seems to be a bit of work for you to do this spring. What was in the dark is now emerging, and it is now the time to work through these things in the light.