The Black Cat Tarot Spread is all about Revealing and Learning to let go of your Fears
The Black Cat Tarot Spread is the final tutorial of this year’s Halloween series. This last layout for the month is all about tackling your darkest fear. What is it, where does it come from and what to do about it?
The Black Cat is a spread for self development above all.
Just like all the other Halloween Tarot tutorials. Because when the leaves are falling and the nights get so long, it’s easy to feel down and let your dark side take over.
But it’s also a good time to sit down with your little demons and address issues that are ready to be taken care of.
This spread is really easy to learn and only requires 6 cards. Use the full deck.
How to do the Black Cat Tarot Spread
Always make sure you are in the right mind set to start your Tarot reading: relax, use a dedicated space to spread your cards and be sure to be in no rush.
Set in the mood and make it feel like Halloween too: make sure a couple of candles are on the table and dim the lights. If reading at a Halloween party, try and find the quietest spot in the house.
When all is ready, place the cards like on the picture above. Place all 5 cards without flipping them and call out their meaning as you pick them.
Then flip and read as follows:
1st Card: Naming the Fear
You may have more than one fear, but this one needs addressing. Now. Recognize it, acknowledge it (name it) and be ready to face it.
2nd Card: The Root of the Fear
This is where the fear comes from, where it all started in the first place. It is very important to clearly receive the message of this card to continue the spread: the root of the fear must be understood and fully accepted.
3rd Card: Feeding the Fear
This fear has grown and stayed with you, it has been fed and somehow “nurtured”. How are you feeding this fear? What are you doing (or not doing) to make it stay?
4th Card: Consequences of the Fear
How is this fear affecting your life today? What opportunities is it keeping away from you? Look at all the things that this fear is taking away from you, what it is sabotaging. This step is key to help you realize how much you need to let go of it.
Cards 5+ 6: How to Let Go
You have identified the fear, you have determined its root and why it has been growing and staying with you. You have looked at it in the face and recognized its consequences. You’re ready to let go. But how?
These last 2 cards will tell you what to do to let go of it for good. You might need to solve an ongoing issue with someone, you might need to have a conversation with a person in your family. It could be anything. And with these 2 cards, the next step will become clear as day.
Craving for more Halloween Tarot ideas? Check out last my previous series of tutorials for the perfect Halloween readings.