This spread is also called the “Christmas Tree” spread because if you look close the card layout looks like a Christmas Tree. But to make it easy let’s call it the New Years Spread. This spread is perfect to do around the holidays. The first card says something about how you enter the new year and what you leave behind you.
The first 3 cards are the general theme. The first card says something about how you enter the new year and what you leave behind you. The second card is about what will be the theme for you this next year and last what will the outcome be.
The next 4 cards are themed. You can change it up the way you want it. You can ask questions about, work, education, (specific) relationship, friendship, money, health, energy, family etc.
+ Warm, heartfelt, caring, diligent, structure, dedication, money
– Greedy, possessive, materialistic
Suit of Pentacles deals with an external level of awareness about topics such as health, work, creativity or finances. They feel at home in a place where they can be down to earth and reality overrules. The energy is pointed at dedication, calmness, diligent, concentrating and a powerful perseverance. They need to have a goal and vision to work towards. They don’t mind having a submissive role in contrast to the Suit of Wands or Swords.
The tension side of Pentacles is being formed by the need for security and safety. They have to learn to approach something new from a slow and safe angle. They must use their life experiences to get higher up. Suit of Pentacles knows their boundaries.
+ Feelings, emotion, vulnerability, openness, creativity, fantasy, idealism, romance, receptiveness.
– Too emotional, suppression of the emotions, too down to earth, unrealistic expectations.
♥ Suit of Cups think with their heart, not their head ♥
Suit of Cups are open for new impressions, are very intuitive, have a great imagination and empathy for others and like to pursue the mystery in life.
The tension side of the Cups is the struggle to find hope and faith. This means they have to learn to deal with emotions such as fear, grieve, pain and disappointment. Sensitive as they are they struggle the most with these feelings and emotions. Even though in the end, it isn’t as bad as they make it up to be in their head.
+ Action, change, strength, ambition, courage, conflict.
– Anger, judgment, no compassion
• Rationalize what happens in the world by analyzing •
Feelings will be pushed aside here, logic rules the suit of Swords. It’s the world of the so-called control room who finds itself high in the sky to have the complete overview. This is where the big decisions will be made with careful planning, preparation, and reflection.
The energy of the suit of Swords is powerful, self-conscious, functional, assertive and outwards. They are proud and will never admit that they can’t handle something. But this also means they will overburden themselves so much faster.
Suit of Swords will stick up for themselves, give critique, face problems and aren’t afraid to risk the ending of a relationship.
The tension side of Swords is being formed by the necessity to be distant and objective and to challenge themselves not to hide behind this.
+ Energy, spirituality, inspiration, power, intuition, creativity, ambition, determination, charismatic, warm.
– Illusion, selfish, impulsive, no goal/direction
In the world of Wands the flashy thoughts, exciting ideas, and major plans overrule. They don’t look back but forward with an unstoppable positive change for the future.
The energy of Wands is powerful, healthy, vital, primitive, impulsive, direct and outwards. From within the intuition, fast choices will be made, who often are the right ones. They don’t slow down and rest. Relaxation will lead to boredom quite fast because new challenges will also come with a lot of new tension and excitement.
The tension side of the Wands is being formed because of the constant urge looking for new challenges while deep down a big insecurity rules. Failure can mess up a lot. If they learn to listen en accept help from others they can vouch for their promises.