2019. There’s just something so inspiring about a fresh new year. The symbolism of new beginnings and the chance to hit reset and start again. The opportunity to make new, conscious choices about your beliefs, behaviours and boundaries. The energy of this time of year is truly magical.
It can be easy, though, to forget all that magic and inspiration throughout the year, as life takes over and we move into “business as usual”. Buffeted along by events and happenings (both Earth-side and cosmic), before long we’ve forgotten our consciously set intentions and are back in survival mode.
It doesn’t have to be like this! You have two of the best tools available at your disposal to create an amazing year – Tarot and your intuition. Getting into the habit of using these tools daily will make a huge difference for you in 2019. And because I want you to manifest your best year yet, I’ve handpicked 7 Tarot card spreads for you to use at key times throughout the year.
Before we get to the spreads, let’s talk about the energy of 2019. From a Tarot perspective, it’s the year of the Hanged Man (2=0=1=9 = 12). In 2019, it’s time to look at your world from a different perspective. Pause, step back and take some time away from your regular schedule and routine so that you can connect with a new way of thinking and seeing. Something new is emerging and you won’t be able to see it unless you allow the time and space for it to come through.
Numerologically, 2019 is a 3 year, highlighting the importance of community, collaboration and communication. Even though there will be challenges and times you may need to let go this year, stay optimistic. The future looks bright as we move into a 4 year after this.
Paying attention to the lunar cycles, the 3 Mercury retrograde periods and other planetary transits, will help you go with the flow of the energy for the year and manifest in alignment with the Universe.
These 7 spreads are designed to help you align regularly with this energy and consciously create the life you desire. Bookmark this page and check in throughout the year to keep yourself on track and in alignment with your higher goals.
Remember, Tarot is a brilliant tool to access your intuition. When you use your intuition daily, much like meditation or exercise, it will strengthen and bring you even greater benefit.
For even more spreads, including seasonal spreads – check out the 2019 Biddy Tarot Planner.
TOP 7 SPREADS FOR 2019
1. New Year Spread
The New Year Spread is a powerful, 12-card spread to start the year. This is a great spread to use at the beginning of the year and on your birthday, to gain valuable insight into what you might experience during your next year. The perfect ritual to start your year of with intention.
2. Daily Card Draw
Even though this isn’t “technically” a Tarot spread, I’m including the Daily Card Draw here because it is the essential activity to connect with your intuition and build your confidence using Tarot. Plus, starting your day with a ritual like this sets you up for success – you'll be clearer on what you want to create and go through your day with more purpose and intention. If you stick with this ritual, you’ll begin to notice your intuition getting stronger, making life more enjoyable and empowering you to live the life you want.
3. Release and Let Go
Release & Let Go is a beautiful spread to assist you in moving through the year with ease. When things get tough and it’s hard to see beyond the emotion of the moment, this spread is there for you to rise above the negative feelings and bring positivity and new beginnings back to your life. This is one of those rare Tarot spreads that I recommend doing while you are feeling very emotional and the feelings are still very ‘raw’. It will help you to bring peace to your present state of being and take you out of that panicked state.
4. New Moon
The new moon is the birth of a new cycle, making it the perfect time to manifest your greatest desires. During this time of vibrant, magical energies, use the New Moon Tarot Spread to carefully plant seeds to bring your goals and dreams to life. A great spread to do monthly, journaling your insights so that you can look back at the corresponding full moon and see what you’ve brought to fruition.
5. Full Moon
The Full Moon Tarot Spread is a wonderful “check-in” spread. So often we power through life, setting our intentions and taking action day after day, without ever pausing to reflect on how far we’ve come. The full moon is the perfect time to appreciate what you’ve manifested and release and let go anything that is no longer serving you (including your old goals and intentions). This spread also creates the opportunity for some powerful reflection journaling each month.
6. Mercury Retrograde
With Mercury retrograde coming around 3 or 4 times a year, it’s a great transit to use as a check-in point. Especially considering that Mercury retrograde periods are the time to revisit, rework, revise, reconsider and re-evaluate. You don’t have to freak out because it’s Mercury retrograde, you can just do the Mercury retrograde spread to gain insight into how best to use this transit to your advantage.
7. Three-Card Tarot Spread
Bonus! This trusty spread is really a whole lot of spreads that you can do at any time, for any occasion. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Tarot beginner doing a reading for the first time, or a seasoned professional with decades of experience – a three-card Tarot reading will give you the crystal clear insight you need. Seriously, you can get super deep with just three cards. Try this 3 Card Spread for Decision Making (so handy when all those choices come up through the year!), or create your own 3 Card Spread to suit your situation.
Navigating your way through the year doesn’t have to be hard. You can stick with your goals and intentions (or consciously release them if they’re no longer serving you). Make the decision to connect with your intuition through the Tarot spreads at key points throughout the year (put it in the calendar at the beginning of the year) and you’ll be a manifestation machine!
Come back to this list throughout the year (set reminders for the key dates in your calendar) and experience a year aligned with your highest intentions and the Universal cycles. I created the Biddy Tarot Planner to make this even easier for you – it includes lunar cycles, Mercury retrogrades, plus loads more! I hope these spreads support you in living an amazing year in 2019.
For even more spreads, including seasonal spreads, check out 2019 Biddy Tarot Planner.