Spring equinox marks the first time of the year when the length of the day equals the length of the night. It occurs when the Sun crosses the Equator and enters into the astrological sign of Aries. Night and day are in perfect balance. The exact date changes each year, but it usually falls on the 21st or 22nd of March (this year, it occurred on March 20th). It is the time during which the Sabbat of Ostara (in many Neo-Pagan traditions) or Albin Eiler (in the Druid Tradition or Caledonii Tradition) are celebrated.
The Spring Equinox is a time to honor the arrival of Spring as the light begins to stronger – a time for celebrating fertility and balance, new life and rebirth, new beginnings, and, of course, the end of Winter. It is a perfect time to plant new ideas.
So in honor of the Spring Equinox, I am posting a spread from Christine Jette’s book entitled Tarot for All Seasons called “Metamorphosis” – a spread she designed for use during your Equinox celebration. The spread is in the shape of a butterfly. In the book, she states that “the energies of spring awaken us to life’s possibilities. Use the Metamorphosis spread to stir the creative fires within you…Celebrate fertility, confidence, health and good fortune as you spread your wings and learn to fly.”
The layout is as follows:
Card 1: Health
Describes your general state of health at this time. If the card feels negative to you, it is because it depicts an area of healing that needs attention now.
Card 2: Good Fortune
Points you in the direction of prosperity. What action can you take to bring the energy of good fortune into your life? If a negative card appears, it may describe a block that is preventing you from enjoying abundance.
Card 3: Confidence
The self-esteem card. Shows the areas of your life where you are strong. A reversed card depicts an area of your life that needs attention so your self-esteem can blossom.
Card 4 – Career
Describes your thoughts and feelings about work and how your mind is functioning. A card of movement here describes actions to be taken to improve or strengthen your career.
Card 5 – Relationships
The current state of affairs with regard to your love life. A negative card suggests where you need to focus your efforts to improve relationships and the emotions associated with them.
Card 6 – Metamorphosis
The promise of change. It describes the new you that will emerge from your cocoon if you attend to the information from cards 1 through 5.