Spring Cleaning Tarot Spread by adrienne maree brown


Spring Cleaning

This spring cleaning spread is all about how we are relating to the bursting life and abundance of spring. Using the cards, we will check in on each element to gather data, then ask for guidance on how to work in harmony with the enlivening energies of spring.
The first round of cards will give you a basic assessment of how you’re relating to the aspects of nature that can be found in you:

  • Card one: On a spectrum from smoldering ash to orange wildfire, what is your current relationship to fire? Draw card one to learn about your hearth.
  • Card two: On a spectrum from doldrum to hurricane, what is your relationship to air? Draw card two to learn about your weather.
  • Card three: On a spectrum from drought to tsunami, what is your relationship to water? Draw card three to learn about your flow.
  • Card four: On a spectrum from cemented lot to composting riches, what is your relationship to earth? Draw card four to learn about your ground.
The second set of questions are to give you guidance on deepening your partnership with the abundant potential of spring:

  • Card five: What do you need to destroy?
  • Card six: What do you need to clear?
  • Card seven: What do you need to immerse yourself in?
  • Card eight: What do you need to seed?
The final card, card nine, is your Clean Spring card! After this reflection and clearing, what energy should guide your spring?

adrienne maree brown is author of Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds; Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good; We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice; co-editor of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements; cohost of the podcasts How to Survive the End of the World and Octavia’s Parables; and founder of the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute.

See also:

Spring Healing Herbs by Paige Emery: A ritual guide for mint, violet, rosemary, chamomile, sage, rose, dandelion, clover.

Daily Practice GuideThe establishment of daily practice, a devotional rhythm in life through ritual and routine, is the bedrock of a magical practice. Dedicating yourself to such a practice can benefit your consciousness, health and general well-being. 

Soji: A Meditation on Zen Cleaning: "In Japan, cleaning is called ‘Soji’ and valued as a way to cultivate our minds. In fact, Soji is beyond mere cleaning. Buddhist monks in a monastery put more time into practicing Soji than into practicing Zen meditation." 

Magical Plants for Healing, Balance and ImmunityAs well as seeding and nurturing plants, now is an important time to enhance your self-care for the days and weeks ahead through ritual, intention-setting and clearing your energy.

Hildegard's Healing Recipes: “Your food shall be your remedy.” Hildegard's medieval recipes for inspiration for your own healing practices.