Divorce is a life-altering experience that brings about a whirlwind of emotions and challenges. During this tumultuous time, tarot can be a powerful tool to help you gain insight, clarity, and guidance.
This blog post will explore the best tarot spreads for divorce, divided into five subsections to address different aspects of the journey.
Whether you’re deciding to divorce, surviving the process, healing afterward, finding love anew, or supporting your children, these tarot spreads can provide valuable perspectives and empower you to navigate the path ahead.
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THE BEST TAROT SPREADS FOR DIVORCE
Relationships and marriage can be challenging at times. These tarot spreads are created to give you insights and regain the agency of your life. Remember that things are not always easy; that is a part of life.
Relationships grow and change, and these changes can sometimes be tough to handle. These tarot spreads help you gain clarity and insights into your situation. Always use good judgment and trust your heart to give you the necessary answers. Tarot is a tool to help you expand your spiritual horizon, not a tool to dictate what you should or shouldn’t do.
These tarot spreads target different stages of divorce or thoughts about divorce.
- Deciding to divorce
- Surviving a divorce
- How to heal from divorce
- How to find love after divorce
- How to support your children during divorce
Spread #1: DECIDING TO DIVORCE
Deciding to divorce can be one of the most challenging choices you’ll ever face. The following tarot spread can help you gain clarity and explore your emotions. Sometimes, you might be able to save the marriage if you take action in time.
Other times you know in your heart the game is lost. Either way, tarot cards can help you dig deeper into the situation and make it easier to make a knowledgeable decision from a calm place and perspective.
Remember that no one should ever live in a relationship with abuse. These relationships are toxic, and you deserve to be happy and safe. If you need support getting out of a marriage or relationship where you feel fear or are abused, please contact a professional or law enforcement if required.
Tarot can never replace a professional and should only be used as inspiration and growth.
- What are my true feelings about my marriage?
- What are the underlying causes of my dissatisfaction?
- What potential outcomes await if I choose to divorce?
- What potential outcomes await if I choose to stay in my marriage?
- What actions can I take to find the best path forward?
- What challenges or obstacles may arise during this decision-making process?
- What advice does the tarot offer to guide me in this decision?
How to read the cards
- What are my true feelings about my marriage? This card represents your actual emotional state regarding your marriage. It encourages you to connect with your intuition and uncover your honest feelings, whether contentment, discontentment, or mixed emotions. This card is a starting point for acknowledging and understanding your inner truth.
- What are the underlying causes of my dissatisfaction? This card delves into the deeper aspects of your marriage that contribute to your dissatisfaction. It reveals the underlying factors or issues that may have been present. By shining a light on these causes, you can gain insight into what needs to be addressed or changed within the relationship for it to be saved.
- What potential outcomes await if I choose to divorce? This card explores the possible consequences and changes that may accompany the decision to pursue a divorce. It offers a glimpse into your life after divorce, allowing you to consider the benefits and challenges that may arise.
- What potential outcomes await if I choose to stay in my marriage? This card offers insight into the possible outcomes if you decide to stay in your marriage. It helps you consider the possibilities for growth, improvement, or resolution within the relationship. It encourages you to examine whether there is still potential for positive change and whether staying aligned with your values and goals is feasible.
- What actions can I take to find the best path forward? This card guides the actionable steps to gather information and make informed decisions about your future. It encourages you to explore all available resources and weigh the pros and cons of each option before making a choice.
- What challenges or obstacles may arise during this decision-making process? This card highlights the potential challenges or obstacles you may encounter as you navigate the decision-making process. It prepares you for potential setbacks, resistance, or conflicts from various sources, such as emotional hurdles or external influences.
- What advice does the tarot offer to guide me in this decision? The final card of this spread provides valuable guidance and wisdom from the tarot to support you in making a decision that aligns with your highest good. It offers insights, encouragement, and a broader perspective to help you make a choice that considers your well-being, personal growth, and long-term happiness.
Remember, the interpretations of these cards may vary depending on the specific tarot deck you use and your intuition. Trust your inner guidance and reflect on the cards’ messages while navigating your divorce decision.
Sharing your thoughts and emotions with a friend or professional might also be very beneficial to help you move forward.
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SPREAD #2: How to Survive a Divorce
Once the decision to divorce is made, the journey ahead can be emotionally draining and overwhelming. The following tarot spread aims to provide support and guidance as you navigate this challenging phase.
- What emotions am I experiencing at this time?
- What strengths or resources can I draw upon to help me through this process?
- What challenges or obstacles might arise during the divorce proceedings?
- How can I best communicate with my ex-spouse during this time?
- What self-care practices can help me maintain balance and resilience?
- What actions can I take to protect my well-being and emerge stronger from this experience?
- What is the most important lesson I can learn from this divorce?
How to read the cards
- What emotions am I experiencing at this time? This card represents the range of emotions you may be experiencing as you navigate through the divorce process. It encourages you to acknowledge and embrace your feelings, whether grief, anger, fear, or relief. Recognizing and processing your emotions is crucial for emotional healing and growth.
- What strengths or resources can I draw upon to help me through this process? This card highlights your inherent strengths and resources that you can rely on during this challenging phase. It may signify qualities like resilience, determination, adaptability, or a strong support system of friends and family. Embracing your strengths will empower you to face difficulties with courage and confidence.
- What challenges or obstacles might arise during the divorce proceedings? This card sheds light on the potential challenges or obstacles you might encounter during the divorce proceedings. It might represent emotional conflicts, family conflicts, or financial concerns. Being aware of these potential challenges allows you to plan and strategize effectively.
- How can I best communicate with my ex-spouse during this time? This card offers guidance on effectively communicating with your ex-spouse during the divorce process. It encourages open and honest communication while promoting empathy and understanding. Compassionate communication can help reduce conflicts and facilitate a smoother transition.
- What self-care practices can help me maintain balance and resilience? This card suggests self-care practices essential for maintaining emotional balance and resilience during this challenging time. It may recommend meditation, exercise, therapy, spending time in nature, or engaging in hobbies that bring you joy and relaxation. Look at the cards meaning and symbolism. Does anything strike a chord with you?
- What actions can I take to protect my well-being and emerge stronger from this experience? This card provides insights into the proactive steps you can take to protect your physical, emotional, and mental well-being during and after the divorce process. It may advise setting boundaries, seeking professional support, or taking time for personal reflection and growth.
- What is the most important lesson I can learn from this divorce? The final card in this spread reveals the most significant lesson or wisdom you can gain from your divorce experience. It may offer insights into personal growth, patterns to break, or opportunities for a fresh start. Embracing this lesson can empower you to move forward with newfound wisdom and strength.
As you interpret the cards in this spread, remember that tarot offers guidance, but combining these insights with your intuition and judgment is essential.
The cards are a tool to support your journey through divorce, helping you navigate challenges and embrace personal growth as you move forward. Use the wisdom of the tarot to make informed decisions and foster a positive mindset during this transformative period.
SPREAD #3. How to Heal from DIVORCE
The healing process after a divorce is essential for personal growth and moving forward. The following tarot spread can provide guidance and insights to facilitate your healing journey.
The grief of a lost marriage can take time; always be kind to yourself and give yourself grace and space.
- What emotions do I need to acknowledge and process for my healing?
- What aspects of myself need nurturing and self-compassion at this time?
- What lessons did I learn from my marriage that can contribute to my personal growth?
- What activities or practices can support my emotional and physical well-being?
- How can I cultivate a positive mindset and release any lingering negativity?
- What new opportunities await me on the horizon?
- What advice does the tarot offer to support my healing process?
How to read the cards
- What emotions do I need to acknowledge and process for my healing? This card invites you to explore the emotions that require acknowledgment and processing for your healing journey. It may reveal feelings of grief, anger, resentment, or sadness that must be addressed. Recognizing and processing these emotions is essential for releasing emotional burdens and fostering healing.
- What aspects of myself need nurturing and self-compassion at this time? This card directs your attention to the aspects of yourself that need nurturing and self-compassion during the post-divorce healing process. It may highlight areas where you have been critical or neglectful of yourself, prompting you to treat yourself with kindness and understanding. We mess up things, make wrong decisions, and “fail.” Give yourself grace and love, even if it feels hard at times.
- What lessons did I learn from my marriage that can contribute to my personal growth? This card offers insights into the valuable lessons you learned from your marriage. It may reveal strengths you developed, patterns you recognized, or aspects of yourself that transformed. Embracing these lessons can facilitate personal growth and wisdom.
- What activities or practices can support my emotional well-being? This card suggests specific activities or practices supporting your emotional well-being during healing. It may recommend activities like journaling, creative expression, spending time with loved ones, or seeking professional counseling. Engaging in these practices can promote healing and inner peace.
- How can I cultivate a positive mindset and release any lingering negativity? This card guides how to cultivate a positive mindset and release any lingering negativity from the past. It may suggest affirmations, gratitude practices, or forgiveness exercises to help you shift your perspective and embrace a more optimistic outlook.
- What new opportunities await me on the horizon? This card signifies the new opportunities and possibilities that await you as you move forward after the divorce. It may represent new relationships, career opportunities, personal growth, or creative pursuits. Embrace these opportunities with an open heart and a willingness to explore.
- What advice does the tarot offer to support my healing process? The final card offers valuable advice and wisdom from the tarot to support your healing process. It may provide practical steps, affirmations, or encouragement to help you journey toward renewal and self-discovery.
As you interpret the cards in this spread, remember that the tarot serves as a tool for introspection and self-awareness.
The cards provide guidance and insights, but it’s essential to trust your intuition and integrate the messages that resonate with you most.
Allow the tarot to serve as a supportive companion as you embark on your healing journey after divorce, fostering personal growth and embracing the possibilities of a brighter future.
SPREAD #4. How to FIND LOVE AFTER DIVORCE
After healing, you may desire to open your heart to new possibilities and find love again. The following tarot spread can help you navigate this journey of rediscovery.
- What qualities should I seek in a potential partner to ensure a healthy relationship?
- What lessons did I learn from my previous marriage that can guide me in finding a compatible partner?
- How can I best cultivate self-love and self-worth during this time?
- What steps can I take to attract love and new relationships?
- What obstacles or challenges might arise in pursuing a new romantic connection?
- What advice does the tarot offer to support my journey toward finding love again?
How to read the cards
- What qualities should I seek in a potential partner to ensure a healthy relationship? This card guides you in identifying the essential qualities you should look for in a potential partner. It may highlight trustworthiness, compatibility, communication skills, emotional intelligence, and shared values. Knowing what qualities are essential can help you make conscious choices in future relationships.
- What lessons did I learn from my previous marriage that can guide me in finding a compatible partner? This card reveals the valuable lessons you learned from your previous marriage that can inform your approach to finding a compatible partner. These lessons may involve recognizing red flags, understanding your needs and boundaries, or fostering better communication.
- How can I best cultivate self-love and self-worth during this time? This card guides how to cultivate self-love and self-worth as you embark on a new chapter in your love life. It may suggest self-affirmations, self-care practices, or setting healthy boundaries to prioritize your well-being.
- What steps can I take to attract love and new relationships? This card offers insights into the steps to attract love and new relationships into your life. Look for symbolism and card meanings to give you clues. As tarot can’t say exactly where to go, you must listen to your inner voice and intuition. You know when you see it, I promise!
- What obstacles or challenges might arise in pursuing a new romantic connection? This card highlights potential obstacles or challenges as you seek new love. It could represent past traumas, fear of vulnerability, or unresolved emotions affecting your ability to form a new connection.
- What advice does the tarot offer to support my journey toward finding love again? This card provides valuable advice and encouragement from the tarot to support you on your journey to finding love again. It may offer reminders to be patient, stay true to yourself, and trust the building of new connections.
As you interpret the cards in this spread, remember that the tarot provides insights and possibilities but does not dictate your future.
Use the guidance of the cards to make empowered choices and remain open to the potential of love and new relationships.
Remember that finding love after divorce is a process, and focusing on your growth and well-being is essential as you navigate this path. Trust yourself and the wisdom of the tarot as you create a future filled with love and joy.
SPREAD #5. HOW TO SUPPORT CHILDREN DURING DIVORCE
Divorce can have a significant impact on children. This tarot spread is designed to guide supporting your children through this challenging period.
- How are my children truly feeling about the divorce?
- What emotions do my children need support in processing?
- How can I best communicate with my children to help them feel heard and understood?
- What actions can I take to create stability and routine for my children?
- What strategies can I employ to foster a positive co-parenting relationship with my ex-spouse?
- How can I best support my children’s emotional well-being during this transition?
- What advice does the tarot offer to guide me in supporting my children through and after the divorce?
Further reading: 10 Ways to Tackle Negative Tarot Readings
Divorce is a challenging journey, but with the guidance and wisdom of tarot spreads, you can find strength, healing, and clarity at each step. Life is hard, and sometimes we think you get more than we bargained for, but in most cases, there is a lesson to be learned, even if it is hard.
Trust that better times will come, and something is waiting for you around the corner. Please talk to friends or family for support if it feels challenging. Counseling can be an excellent option for those rough times when everything feels dark and scary.
Remember that tarot serves as a tool for self-reflection and empowerment, ultimately supporting you in making the best choices for your well-being and the well-being of your loved ones.
Embrace the insights the tarot offers, and trust yourself as you navigate the path toward a brighter future beyond divorce.
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