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.
I do this spread every year for myself and friends & family members. You can start any day of the week. You don’t need to wait until it’s January 1st to start a year spread. Each card represents 1 month. Write down the name of each card and some short keywords what this card means to you. Card 13 says something about your personal theme for the whole year.
At the time you do this spread you won’t be able to get any useful information for this moment but after the month is over look back at what you have experienced and if the cards were right.
It’s amazing to keep this spread in your personal Tarot journal. Write down each month what you’ve experienced and if the card was correct. At the end of the year, it’s amazing to look back at your year and see what you’ve been through.