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Dark Side Of The Sun: A Tarot Spread

Tarot is a tool. I use it frequently to pry open my mind, loosen my soul and dig into my psyche. In a way, it’s my personal Swiss Army Knife because each card has multiple uses. I have done meditation explorations into one card. I’ve spread out nearly every card in the the seventy-eight cards to see into a problem. But my personal favorite use is in spreads that I design.

I’ve created spreads from quotes as well as a myriad of other sources, but here’s one I created from a song. It was used in a Tarot Blog Hop post just last year (keep watch here because I will be sharing another Tarot Blog Hop post here in a few days.) Funny thing is, at the time I created this spread, the fact that I used a song title didn’t even occur to me. True story, y’all. I’m not a music super fan. I love to listen but I don’t have music on all the time. In fact, I am more likely to be listening to an audiobook.[aff]


Dark Side Of The Sun

1. Sunburn: What are you overexposed to right now? What do you need to limit in your life?

2. Burnout: What is taking up too much of your energy right now? What do you need to pay attention to as an energy sinkhole?

3. Drought: Where are you not getting enough “juice” in your life? What do you need to get more of in order to thrive?

4. Solar Flares: Who or what seems to be flaming out of control in your world? Can you do anything about it or do you just need to set firmer boundaries?

5. Heat Exhaustion: What are you doing too much of? This is most likely a physical activity. Or it is something you are not doing enough of.

There is no particular pattern for this spread.

For those of you who are, like me, not familiar with the song by Tori Amos, here’s a link to the lyrics.

I’d love to hear from you if you choose to do this spread. Any others out there who prefer the cool of fall and winter to the heat of spring and summer?


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Professional Tarot conversationalist, Arwen Lynch has worked with Tarot as a vehicle for personal transformation since 1980. Her personal philosophy is that Tarot is best used to correct your life course. She is a published author (in romance, as Marilu Mann) as well as past president of the American Tarot Association (4/1/2007-4/1/2014). She specializes in helping people who are determined find their joy and writers who want to finish their book. She's an initiate of Wicca.


  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham Saturday, 23 July 2016

    I'm a spring and autumn kind of person myself. In one of the nature magazines I came across the word crepuscular referring to animals that are active at dawn and dusk, those are the times I like best. Unfortunately in summer those are also the times that mosquitos like best.

  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch Saturday, 23 July 2016

    Ah yes, the darned mosquito! Crepuscular is a lovely word. Thank you so much for sharing that.

  • Rowan Moonstone
    Rowan Moonstone Tuesday, 26 July 2016

    Oh, Gods, honey. You KNOW I'm not a summer person. Interesting layout. I'll have to try it. Hard to read for myself, but I'll let you know.

  • Arwen Lynch
    Arwen Lynch Monday, 01 August 2016

    You and me both, Rowan! :D I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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