This spread is designed to help you intentionally harness the releasing energy of autumn. As nature goes through the glorious, outstanding work of transformation, there is a flaring up of colour amongst most leaves, a flaring up of life and beauty, and then a letting go, falling down, changing, becoming earth again.
Use this spread to notice what in you is both bright with readiness to change, and too heavy for you to hold another season. Some people think of autumn as a time of death, but I think of it as releasing what has become heavy, full, too much. This spread is designed to help you identify what feels too heavy to carry, and walks you through the process of intentional release.
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.
This tarot spread was originally published in the Ignota Diary 2020. The Ignota Diary 2022 is now shipping.