There is this spread I started using some time ago, with Majors (but not limited to)
It combines the seven chakras with tarot, and I find it fascinating.
I never heard of it (but this doesn't mean it doesn't exist...)
I started doing it, when I was looking for a spread to use only with the major cards of my deck, the only finished then. Now i'm about to publish my deck, and I was thinking to add it in the LWB as the "home-spread". My deck is very color oriented, and I felt it fits.
I want to make it with an added seven colored cards (budget permitting), to lay peeping behind each card-so you see the color of the chakra near a tarot card. It's neat!
The only problem with this spread, it that it is difficult to make connections some times. maybe it's too much for a LWB?
Has anyone heard of it before? Where?
ABOUT THE SPREAD:
Reading this spread gives an insight on which chakras may be blocked or need special attention, and those are shown as the RX (reversed). This spread indicates the well being of the querent and reflects what is the main issue at the moment, in each chakra.
It also indicates the chakras that need attention, and the way to open them: by reversing the card back straight!
This is very beneficial, because we get both the problem, as well as the way to solve it. We learn "where we stand", and then we use the energy of the same card to work with it, and reverse the card. I find it always a good thing to meditate on each chakra after a reading.
THE SPREAD POSITIONS:
--- 1. Base/Root chakra - RED:
This is the chakra of our basic life force and physical administration. It's about our "animal energy": survival, work, power, addictions, release, passion, desire, food, rage, blood, pain, purification and primal instincts.
- Reversed: it indicates tiredness, low energy, obsessiveness, hyperactivity, adrenalin junkie, no enthusiasm, discouragement, everything seems a chore.
--- 2. spleen/sacral chakra - ORANGE:
This is the chakra of emotion, desire, pleasure, creativity and sexuality, passive doings, and self love.
- Reversed: it indicates inability to show emotions, introversion, selfishness, arrogance and seeking power.
--- 3. Solar plexus chakra - YELLOW:
The chakra related to our solar plexus, is the place where we honor our truth, empathize and "live from the belly". Gut reaction. This is our inner drum beat, our challenges, our issues, our stuff.
The solar plexus also pushes us to make a choice, to commit to a path. It's the place where we have to balance between the ego and the soul. The soul understands our spiritual journey, and the ego understands how to accomplish.
- Reversed: it indicates being critical, stubborn, isolated and fearing the new.
--- 4. Heart chakra - GREEN:
The chakra of the heart is the place that we love from, the place that calls for healing and compassion?where we need to allow to be involved and vulnerable. It's about being with no judgment, and embracing ourselves unconditionally.
- Reversed: it indicates possible anger, jealousy, misery, self-doubt, feeling unloved.
--- 5. Throat - BLUE:
This chakra is about living and expressing our own truth. It is also about taking responsibility and taking risk to be "who you are", and "who you want to be".
If in the solar plexus we lived our truth, in the throat chakra we can express it. The throat chakra is the creative center especially for the for the spoken word, or any kind of performance.
- Reversed: it indicates hyperactivity, sadness, slow to respond, domineering, dogmatic.
--- 6. Brow /third eye chakra- INDIGO:
This chakra holds the inside light and imagination that we possess. It is the center of visualization and perception, and reflects the two parts of the mind: ego self and spirit self, reasoning and intuition.
- Reversed: it indicates oversensitivity, impatience, worrying, doubting, superstitiousness.
--- 7. Crown chakra - VIOLET:
The crown chakra leads us to the connection with the divine, the eternal, infinite existence. This area is so spiritual, that we can actually look at our body from "outside", and learn to love all its imperfections and wounds. It's about respecting every part of being by connecting to our spiritual essence.
- Reversed: it indicates negative self-image, self-denial, need of sympathy.