I don’t pull cards for myself every day (often, I use those quiet pre-dawn moments to work on client readings!), although my kids very frequently ask to pull their “Every daily card” and I always comply.
This morning, though, I knew I needed a 3-card spread. Three card spreads are a great little boost for the start of the day; they help bring focus and intention to the way the day unfolds.
My quick little 3-card spread was over in 5 minutes, but its effects lasted the whole day. It was, of course, exactly, what I had needed to hear. I thought I’d share it with you.
This spread is one I just made up, called “Offerings.” It is suggestions for what to give to Others, Self, and The World. (Oh, and when I write readings for myself, I write to myself in the third person.)
Card 1: Others (What you are being asked to give to others today; it guides your relationships and interactions): CONTRARY OSPREY
Osprey’s medicine is Tenacity & Perseverance, so in this case, its contrary medicine is an invitation to stop striving. In your relationships with others, just rest. Be at peace. Don’t dive deep into emotional stuff today. It’s okay to be “superficial” sometimes! Today, just skim the surface with others, and don’t work too hard.
Card 2: Self (What you are being asked to give to Self today): SWAN
Swan’s medicine is Grace. Today, you are being asked to give yourself grace upon grace upon grace. Be patient, be kind; do not be quick to judge. Surrender yourself to the goodness in store for you – believe yourself deserving of goodness! When you start by giving yourself grace, it is much easier to extend the same to others.
Card 3: The World (What you are being asked to offer the world today; it represents the persona you project into reality): OTTER
Otter is Woman Medicine – the power of a fully actualized and balanced feminine energy. Otter medicine is joyful, graceful, and fierce in protecting the goodness around her. Otter freely shares the bounty of her life with others. Today, let life unfold without grasping onto material goods or clinging to worry.
There is nothing more beautiful or powerful than a woman who is in love with herself and letting that abundance overflow into the lives of everyone around her. That is your calling, today.