a spread for power & hope
an exclusive offering for june 2022
hello, friends. at the beginning of this month i shared a piece on power & hope, exploring the rich courage and undeniable authenticity of the tarot’s strength archetype. and today’s spread was designed to help you dig into these themes in a more personal way.
when i wrote this spread, i had no idea that i would be sharing it with all of you in the wake of the dobbs ruling. as we sit in our grief, as we tend to our sorrow, as we gather our rage, i hope that this small offering reminds you of your power, and helps you feel less alone.
strength serves as an essential reminder that power sometimes looks quiet, patient, subtle - and other times it looks angry, feral, wild. on the heels of the clarity and purpose of the chariot, strength goes after its goals with single-minded focus, with intention, with determination. this is settling into a rhythm of movement, recognizing what we bring to the table, and using all that we have to achieve our ambitions.
power comes in many forms. and while it may feel like true power is something that many of us may never know, we are not actually powerless. we can learn, can say no, can organize, can demand more, can take action.
-from “on power & hope,” devils & fools, june 2022