Month Ahead Tarot Spread: Guiding You Forward

If you are new to Tarot or wish to enhance your skills, getting into a Tarot reading routine can really develop your understanding of the cards. By performing a spread on the first of every month, you are able to connect with the Tarot and gain guidance from the universe.

This month ahead Tarot spread allows you to understand what is in store for the next month and what you can do to embrace any opportunities that come your way.

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How To Perform a Month Ahead Tarot Spread

Month Ahead Tarot Spread Layout

This month ahead Tarot spread is designed to be performed on the first of the month. Before turning to the cards, spend a moment to center yourself in the here and now by meditating and focusing on your breath. You may also wish to appeal to the four elements for guidance by bringing items such as candles or crystals to your altar.

When you are ready, shuffle your deck and pick six cards.

Card One: What to Let Go

The beginning of each month provides us with a time to reflect, let go, and move forward. It gives us the opportunity to change and better ourselves. The first card pulled in this month ahead Tarot spread, shows you what you need to leave in the past and let go of.

It may reveal behavior or thought processes that are not serving you. Or, it may show you unhealthy relationships or toxic people that you need to let go of.

Card Two: What To Bring Forward

The second card pulled represents energy from last month that needs to be brought forward into this month. It will often show you your strengths and achievements that defined the previous month. In order to be your best possible self, you need to keep this energy flowing!

Card Three: Main Focus of the Month

The third card pulled in this month ahead Tarot spread reveals the main focus of this month. It is usually pretty easy to understand and will typically represent something that you are aware of.

If you are confused about what this card represents, turn to your Tarot journal and write about it. Over the coming month, keep coming back to your journal and reflect on the card’s meaning.

Card Four: Actions to Take

The fourth card represents actions you need to take this month. It will reveal any opportunities that may come your way and what you need to do to get what you can out of them.

It may also represent changes you need to make in your life to better yourself, such as health or spiritual changes.

Card Five: Areas of Growth

month ahead tarot spreadThe fifth card shows you the potential that this month will bring you. It reveals areas of growth that you should focus on this month.

This card may reveal aspects of your life that need your attention, such as your work or spiritual side. This month brings fresh energy that enhances growth in this area of your life.

Card Six: Any Issues

The final card in this month ahead Tarot spread will reveal any issues that you may face over the next few weeks. Watch out for any major arcana cards here as they usually represent big changes or life events.

Asking the Tarot: What Should I Focus on This Month?

If you don’t want to perform a six-card month-ahead Tarot spread, there are other ways you can receive guidance from the Tarot. Simply shuffle your deck while asking the cards, ‘what should I focus on this month?’.

When you are ready, pull a card out of the deck. Look at what it represents and meditate on its meaning. Can you receive guidance for the month ahead?

Three-Card Month Ahead Tarot Reading

Three-Card Month Ahead 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.

Important Cards for a Month Ahead Tarot Spread

When performing this month ahead Tarot spread, pay attention to any major arcana cards. These cards represent major life events and changes and therefore will have big implications for the upcoming month.

Let’s take a look at some of these cards and what they mean in a month ahead Tarot spread.


Death is the thirteenth card of the major arcana and represents change and renewal. It will appear in a reading when you are leaving one phase behind you and entering the next chapter of your life.

If Death appears in a month ahead Tarot spread, it suggests that there will be major changes coming your way soon. It is important to embrace these changes and the new phase of your life.

The Fool

the foolThe Fool represents new beginnings and adventures. It crops up in a Tarot reading when we must take a leap of faith into the unknown.

If the Fool appears in a month ahead Tarot spread, it shows you that you need to embody the energy of this card. There will be a whole load of opportunities coming your way, and you must dive right in!

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man is all about taking the time to reflect and regroup. It asks us to look at a situation from a different angle in order to gain true understanding.

If the Hanged Man appears in a month ahead Tarot spread, it suggests that you will need to pause and reflect on something in your life this month. Try to see the situation from a different point of view to really understand it.

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