a shadow spread to get out of your own way

I’m going to keep this short and sweet, because a picture is worth a thousand words. If you follow me on IG @bwitch_please , you’ve likely seen me doing some IG Live broadcasts a few times a week with shadow self exploration using a couple of decks I really like for working with the shadow self.

I developed this shadow spread if you’re someone who would maybe benefit from a little initial guidance on where and how your shadow self may be showing up for you, where it may have originated, and what you can do to avoid this affect, OR work with that shadow self to overcome the limitations its imposing on you.

The Spread

This is pretty straightforward and I won’t really dive deep into this, as I think if you’re even a novice at tarot, you can still just follow the layout, make notes on where each card appears, and then go from there.

If you don’t have a deck or aren’t yet comfortable reading/interpreting for yourself, let me know, I do readings from time to time and we can set something up.

One note I will say about the third column, ‘body/physical,’– I included this because I am a clinician and work with many many many people whose medical problems (physical and psychological) are entirely self-created.

Yes, there are legit illnesses and real medical problems, and then there are people who hold onto their trauma (both physical and emotional), letting it manifest into the physical body.

This column is meant to address both those self-created illness ‘thought-forms,’ for lack of a better term, AND any physical ailments, limitations, symptoms, or other manifestations of psychological or emotional repressions that have appeared and which prevent you from fully realizing physical health, wellness, or a balanced and optimal state of your physical body.

In other words, that column looks at ways you may be holding back your own progression of health and wellness through thought, actions, and choices.

And, as a disclaimer, I feel like it goes without saying, but its going to be said, this is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any medical conditions. Please consult a trained healthcare provider before making any changes to your health, diet, exercise, or medical therapies.