Hi Lovelies! We could all use more happiness in our lives right?! Sometimes it just seems hard to grasp what may be blocking our sense of happiness. I designed this spread to do just that! This spread also looks at areas of your life to invite more happiness into. It is a great way to clarify when your feeling confused and can really help you break through the clouds and burst into the golden sunshine! This 9 card spread is pretty powerful I must say! It even made me scratch my head and re-evaluate my thought processes on some issues. This spread has definitely given me some inspiration and I hope it will do the same for you!
Please Note: You don't just have to use Tarot cards in this spread. Oracle cards are great as well! You can also pull 1 Tarot card and 1 Oracle card for each position.
Each position in this 9 card spread stands for a letter in the word HAPPINESS. I've added my personal reading to the description of the positions so you can get a better idea of how the spread can work for you!
H - Holding on too tightly
Where have you been holding on too tightly in your life? What can you let go of and release to help you find more happiness?
10 of Wands Rx When we hold on too tightly to things that no longer serve us, we don’t allow room to receive that which is for our greatest and highest good. I got the 10 of Wands reversed - YAY! I’ve been struggling with carrying around too much baggage and stress. It’s nice to have finally set that ton of bricks down!
A - Acceptance
Where do you need to stop resisting and make way for allowance to happen? What truth do you need to accept that is holding you back from the happiness you seek?
The Hanged Man Rx With The Hanged Man reversed, I need to stop struggling and being impatient about where I am on my spiritual journey. I need to work on accepting that I am where I am supposed to be, right now, in this moment. All will happen in Diving Right Timing.
P - Patience
In what area of my life do I need to have more patience?
10 of Swords Patience is something I struggle with a lot. Impatience can really be a block to your happiness. When you're impatient, you are living in the future and not focusing on the present moment. Remember, the present is a gift. I’ve been feeling a little hurt that things are not moving along as fast as I would like them to. Sometimes I get discouraged and wonder if I am doing the right thing as shown in the 10 of Swords. Here again, everything works out in Divine Right Timing.
P - Passion
Where does your passion lie? Are you going after it effectively? What does the passion burning inside you want you to know most right now?
7 of Wands Rx I am letting my inner flame burn within but sometimes have trouble expressing it outwardly. I may even have a little fear of standing out in a crowd with the 7 of Wands reversed. (Yikes, I have a lot of reversals in this spread - lol!)
I - Intuition
How can you ignite your intuition? What may be blocking it and what can you do to fan the flames?
The World Rx In The World reversed, I see a need for me to connect more with nature and community. This is an encouragement to deepen my connection to Spirit and in doing so, deepening my connection to all that is. We are all connected.
N - Nurturing
What can I do to be more nurturing to myself in the cultivation of happiness?How can I offer a more nurturing attitude towards life and self?
The Hermit Rx Looks like I’m not getting enough "me" time with The Hermit reversed! I need to slow down, go deep within, and meditate more. Cultivate more quiet and peace of mind. I also think is a reminder to ground and shield myself as I go about my day to protect me from harmful or negative energies that can be draining. I'm an empath and don't shield myself as much as I should. I do think this is also a warning not to spend too much time isolating myself. Every once is a while I should poke my head out of my comfy shell and have some fun with others :)
E - Empowerment
Feeling empowered is an essential part of happiness. Where am I empowered? How can I gain empowerment?What situation in my life is calling for me to be more empowered?
The Lovers Yay! - finally another card that isn’t a reversal!! Woohoo! The Lovers are telling me to make more empowered decisions on my happiness journey. Choice is empowering! Choice is freedom. I have the option to do what makes me happy everyday - to wake up and choose to smile like the sun is shining even when things look dreary outside. That is empowerment in a nutshell my friends! The love you give and receive can be empowering as well. Empowerment is freedom. Freedom is choice.
S - Spirituality
What can I do to enhance my spirituality? What does my spirituality do for my sense of happiness? How does having a spiritual practice deepen my sense of happiness?
Father of Swords Rx My spirituality allows me to get out of my over analyzing head (that's my Moon in Aquarius always busy at work) so much as seen in the Father of Swords reversed. It helps to give me balance and to quiet my mind. It helps me to understand others and to be more open and empathetic. My spirituality keeps me from being over critical of myself. It helps me to focus on the present moment instead of focusing on the 'what ifs' of life. It brings me back to center. My spiritual practice helps me to look within for the answers to my most pressing questions. It definitely adds more color to my life!
S - Sparkle
How can I add more sparkle to my life? Where do I sparkle and shine? What could be blocking/dulling my sparkle?What can I do to keep shining brightly even on the darkest night?
Daughter of Swords Rx I sparkle when I use my intuition to help others! I also think the Daughter of Swords reversed is telling me to speak up more in my life! To express my truth freely and clearly. This is a message for me to share my bright ideas with the world - without fear! It is a message to have more faith and confidence in my thoughts and beliefs, therefore allowing me to sparkle like the gem I am! Expressing my personal truth can also be of help to others.
I hope this spread allows you grow and cultivate more happiness in your life. It all starts from within! Let me know how this spread works for you!
Stay radiant Sunshine!