Is it your birthday, your best friend's birthday or your girlfriend's birthday? Then, a tarot birthday spread is the perfect gift! It is still just the beginning of 2023, and a birthday tarot card spread is a great reading for insights into what is coming in the near future! Any birthday tarot card spread reading can provide valuable insight and guidance for the coming year.
This type of reading will provide a person the chance to refresh and reground themself, especially as a new month approaches. This type of reading can be done in a variety of ways, whether you want to do your own reading or do a reading for someone else, especially if it is their birthday.
Birthday Tarot Spreads
12 Card Birthday Tarot Spread
The specific layout of a birthday tarot card spread can vary, but a common spread used for this purpose is the "12-month spread.” This specific birthday tarot card spread involves laying out 12 cards in a linear fashion or in the shape of a triangle with the first month at the top. Each of the individual cards represent each month of the coming year, with the first card representing the first month of the year until the last card, and so on until the last card represents the final month.
6 Card Birthday Tarot Spread
Another great spread for a birthday tarot reading is with a 6-card spread. The layout for this spread is in the shape of a pyramid with the first card at the top, the second card and third card transitioning from left to right, followed by the fourth to sixth card in the bottom row from left to right. The first card brings up the challenges which were most relevant in the past year or the one that needs to be addressed. The second card is the last year's most apparent focus of attention, perhaps this is connected to the challenge or advice for the challenge. The third card is building upon the situation's outcome in which attention was drawn throughout the last year. The fourth card is additional advice about what needs to be removed or let go of in order to properly progress in the direction that is best suited. The fifth card is offering a new direction to focus this coming year's attention. The final and sixth card is a general oversight of the vibe that this year will offer, considering the pace in which decisions have been made so far.
3 Card Birthday Tarot Spread
A simple 3 card spread for a birthday tarot reading is still exceptional for quick answers to provide an individual as they reach another milestone of another lap around the sun! This spread can be done in any quiet space and great to spark any journaling. The first card represents the past, in this case specifically the last year. The second card, which is 3rd in the linear sequence, is the future or what the individual can expect with the coming year. The final card, which is the middle card, represents the present challenges. These challenges could be relevant to what is blocking the future from unraveling in the right direction or why the past year may have been a struggle.
How to Prepare for a Birthday Tarot Card Reading
If you are receiving the reading, then take the time before to focus on the intentions and goals for the coming year. This will allow the energy around the reading to focus more on the concerns and curiosity that you are most interested in exploring.
The reader may also ask specific questions about what you hope to gain from the reading, or may simply begin the reading with a general question about the coming year. This can help determine the spread that is right for the goals and questions for the birthday tarot reading. Now it is time to get into the actual reading!
Once the cards are laid out in the spread that will best suit your needs, the reader will begin to interpret the meaning of each card in relation to the upcoming month it represents. It's important to remember that tarot card readings are open for interpretation, thus the meaning for each card will depend on the reader and the person receiving the reading.
It's important to remember that the cards in a reading are not necessarily a prediction of the future, but rather a reflection of the energies that may be present in the coming year. The cards can also provide guidance and offer insights into the person's thoughts, emotions, and actions.
The Key Birthday Tarot Cards
Experienced tarot card readers have come up with a few tarot card birthday favorites. Here are a few of the tarot cards and their common meaning and how it could be interpreted in a birthday spread reading. The four cards include, the Fool, the Lovers, the World, and the Tower.
First off, is the Fool, a representation of a new beginning, having an open mind, and the readiness to take risks. When presented with a birthday tarot card spread, we may be told that the coming year will be one of new opportunities and the person should be open to trying new things. Perhaps, this is specific for a person who is often closed off to trying something new, but this is the year to allow the mystery and opportunities to be explored. This is no easy task, but with the right spread we can reveal advice to expand this task ahead of us.
Secondly is the Lovers, which represents the opportunity for love, evolving relationships, and creating harmony. When presented in a birthday tarot card spread, we can interpret the message that the coming year will be given opportunities of positive changes within relationships and unearthing balance in the person's life. The message could be for someone who is struggling in their relationship with someone else or themself, and should take a moment to reflect on this situation.
Third is the World, which represents a sense of completion, feeling of wholeness, or an accomplishment. When presented in a birthday tarot card spread, it may indicate that the coming year will bring success and the person will achieve their goals. This success or achievement is dependent on continuing to practice your intuition to pick up on the smaller decisions that add up to a greater purpose.
Finally we have the Tower, which represents sudden change, upheaval, and chaos. In the context of a birthday tarot card spread, it may indicate that the coming year will bring unexpected events or difficult challenges that the person must overcome. This might sound like a tough year is ahead, however that may not be the case. It could lead to incredible personal growth and learning to make decisions that
Learn to Read a Birthday Tarot Spread
One possible way to interpret the cards is to think about how the energies represented by the card might manifest in the person's life during the month it represents. Let’s say you choose the 12 card birthday tarot spread and the card representing January is The Tower. The reader would be inclined to interpret it to mean that January will include an experience involving some unexpected changes or upheaval in their life.
It is always important to remember that the reading is not set in stone, that the future is not predetermined and that we all have the power to make choices. As we make our day-to-day decisions it can have an affect on us, such as changing the course of our own lives. A tarot card reading is one way to gain insight and inspiration, but ultimately it is up to the person receiving the reading to take the information they receive and use it in the way that is most beneficial to them.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it is always good to reflect on the reading and make note of how accurate the reading was. Reflecting will give more insight on the cards and how it relates to the actual events that happened to you.That is why it is great to connect with an experienced reader on a regular basis, to reground yourself and draw from their intuition.