Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Bodhran's Summer Solstice Spread


Pull "The Sun" from the deck and place it face up in the center.

1. During the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, more light is available to us. What in my life has been in shadow, that I need to shine a bright light on so I can see it clearly for what it is?
6 of Swords - This card is a total confirmation because I received it in a reading given to me. All about leaving behind a situation that I am kind of sad about, but know that this too will pass.

2. The word "solstice" comes from the Latin "sol" (meaning sun) and "sistere" (meaning to cause to stand still). What in my life am I trying to force into happening when instead I need to be still and patient?
3 of Cups - I was not sure about this cards meaning in reference to the question, but taking a look at it more clearly I feel that I may be trying to force more fun into my life knowing that at this moment I am sorting out a few things. I know that that may sound weird, but for a while I have been to myself not really involving myself in community activities really. That will come when spirit sees fit in my life to involve myself with public. What comes to mind is "rushing to be happy".

3. The Summer Solstice is often called "Midsummer" because it is roughly in the middle of the growing season. What in my life is fertile and productive now? Where are my opportunities for growth?
9 of Pents - This card is my true fave! What is fertile is asserting my independence and being self reliant. Seeking my own solitude and happiness. Being free to be uniquely me!

4. After Summer Solstice, the days gradually become shorter, and the sun's strength wanes as winter approaches. What is waning in my life? What do I need to release?
King of Pents - I immediately knew who this particular king was referring to. A person that had a very main staple in my life. So this card affirms to me that this person/situation is being released and I truly feel that. My heart was so involved in this person although I was unhappy with it after such a long time of being bored and lonely...haha. 

This was a very insightful reading for me and I hope that you enjoyed it too!