I’ve been uhmmm-ing and ahhh-ing all day about whether or not to share the pregnancy Tarot spread that has been brewing in my Tarot Spreads Creatrix brain today (yes, I have a one track mind!). The inspiration for this spread comes from a spread called House of Fertility that one of our readers shared in the Pregnancy & Fertility Card Combinations comments thread.
The thing is, I decided quite a while back not to read professionally on pregnancy for ethical reasons. Since it requires a medical diagnosis and has to be handled by medical professionals for the duration of the pregnancy as well as during delivery, I felt it was best left to leave this question in the hands of a trusted doctor.
I also have a thing when it comes to readings where there is little room for free will. I don’t read on death for the same reason. I like to use the Tarot in a co-creative and proactive fashion and there is very little room for anything other than pure fortune-telling when it comes to these types of readings.
That said, I have had great results doing pregnancy readings… but great results alone are not enough to abandon ethical considerations.
Please consider this Tarot Spread post FYI/entertainment only. Have fun with it but do see your GP if you have any fertility issues or questions about conceiving. The same goes for the Pregnancy Tarot Spread I posted a while back, and also the Pregnancy & Fertility Tarot Card Combinations.
I will not be helping out with interpretations in the comments thread below but do feel free to share your own experience of using the spread. If you do want others to pitch in with their take on the meanings of the cards and combinations, I suggest you post your reading (with a link back to the spread) on one of the Tarot forums.
Garden of Fertility Tarot Spread
1-3 Her overall health and wellbeing
4-6 His overall health and wellbeing
7-8 Advice for her, relating to the cards above
9-10 Advice for him, relating to the cards above
11 How the soul about to incarnate feels about the prospect
12-14 Most likely outcome (set a time-frame – 6 months is good, max 12 months)
15-16 Environmental factors that could affect conception during the first half of the set time period
17-18 Environmental factors that could affect conception during the second half of the set time period
It goes without saying that this is an advanced spread due to the sheer number of cards. However, if you study the Fertility & Pregnancy Card Combinations carefully, you can use those as a key. For instance, in the cards above, we can easily see that although the soul of the child (11) is willing to join with the parents-to-be, this is not likely to happen within the next 6 months.
The advice for the mother-to-be is to be patient and stay optimistic (7-8) while the troubled relationship which is causing her stress settles (1-3).
The environmental factors could be anything surrounding the couple that would have an adverse or positive effect/impact on trying to conceive. Do use visual clues. Learning to read the cards like a story rather than individual card positions is helpful for this type of spread.
You will find a great learning resource here: Top 10 Tarot Tuition Tips