Imbolc is a Celtic festival that celebrates the beginning of spring. Falling on the 1st of February, this festival is linked to the idea of rebirth and honors the Pagan Goddess Brigid. The Goddess Brigid is associated with nurturing, fertility, healing, and poetry. By using Tarot, we can celebrate Imbolc and allow it to guide us forward into the new year.
This Imbolc Tarot spread helps you put focus on what you need to do this spring, providing you with guidance and support.
Free Imbolc Tarot Spread
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How To Perform an Imbolc Tarot Spread
This spread should be performed on the night of the 1st of February. As Imbolc celebrates the return of the sun, lighting candles before the reading will help you immerse yourself in the reading.
Close your eyes and appeal to the Goddess Brigid. Thank her for her support, and shuffle your Tarot deck. When you are ready, pull out six cards.
Card One: A Message From Brigid the Goddess
The first card pulled in this Imbolc Tarot spread shows you any messages that the Goddess Brigid has for you. Spend a moment to meditate with this card, allowing her energy to guide your understanding.
Card Two: What Needs to Be Released
The second card represents what needs to be released. When spring comes, we are given an opportunity to start over. This means that we must release any baggage and leave it in the past.
This card will show you what is not serving you in life, whether that be thought processes, attitudes, or behavior.
Card Three: What Needs to Be Embraced
Spring means that there is a whole lot of fresh energy in the air. New ideas, opportunities, and adventures are coming your way. The third card pulled in this Imbolc Tarot spread shows you what you need to embrace this spring.
By accepting this energy into your life, you are able to find a place of fulfillment and peace.
Card Four: What Needs to Be Nurtured
Sometimes, we need to give energy and ideas room to grow. Just like the buds of flowers appearing at this time of year, you and your goals also need nurture. This card shows you areas of potential in your life that need your attention.
With a little bit of nurture, you will soon see your flowers bloom.
Card Five: Fire
The last two cards in this Imbolc Tarot spread represent two elements that are key to this time of year. Imbolc celebrates the return of the sun and therefore allows us to connect with the element of fire.
The fifth card represents fire. The element of fire reflects our passions, drive, and inspiration. This card will show you your passions that need attention right now. It may also show you how to move forward with your goals.
Card Six: Water
Water is another prominent aspect of the Imbolc festival. Traditionally, people would visit rivers and wells to celebrate this festival.
The element of water is related to our emotions and subconsciousness. This card will shed light on your current emotional state and reveal anything that needs a little bit of healing.
Asking the Tarot: What Energy Does Imbolc Bring Me?
If you are looking for a more general Imbolc Tarot spread, asking the cards, ‘what energy does Imbolc bring me’ will help you understand how this festival can help you.
Shuffle the deck and ask the question. Pull a card and see what message the Tarot has for you. When interpreting this card, make sure you are considering what the Imbolc festival represents. Does this card show you areas of nurture or rebirth?
Three-Card Imbolc Tarot Reading
The three-card reading is also an option if you want a quick and simple spread. This gives an accurate answer, but I’ll leave it to you to decide which you need.
You can extend this reading to four cards with an additional qualifying card, but if it isn’t painting a clear path for you, I’d suggest taking the time with the complete spread.
With every Tarot spread, there are certain cards that we must watch out for. Let’s look at the important cards for the Imbolc Tarot spread.
The Fool is the card of new beginnings and adventure. Imbolc brings us the energy of renewal, and this card shows you that you must embrace what is coming your way.
It is time to mix things up with the Fool. Allow your soul to guide you forward this spring, embracing the energy of rebirth that comes with Imbolc.
The Magician represents manifestation and opportunities. It reminds you that you have the skills you need to achieve your goals.
When appearing in an Imbolc Tarot card spread, the Magician reveals power and influence. Imbolc is bringing you a whole load of positive energy, allowing you to embrace the next stage of your life. It is time to set your sights on your goals and manifest them.
A card of strength and progression, the Chariot reflects someone who is moving forward on their journey. They have the willpower to succeed and the strength to overcome any obstacle in their way.
If the Chariot card appears in an Imbolc Tarot spread, the universe is reminding you of your own personal power and ability to succeed. The seasons are changing, and the new year is taking hold. The Chariot asks you to keep doing what you are doing. Success will find you soon.
Just like the Goddess Brigid, there are so many spirits out there we can connect to. By doing so, we can receive guidance and enlightenment.
The Tarot is a fantastic way to connect with spirits. Here are some spreads that will help you on your journey:
- A spirit guide reading to allow you to connect with your guide.
- A Tarot spread for spirit communication.