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In the Chakra Tarot Spread, each and every position is aligned with a chakra. The spread depicts blockages, influences, and advances to healing the mind, body, and soul. But, before we move on to the tarot card spread for the chakras, let us first get to know a little about chakras.
A Glimpse into Chakras
Chakras have recently become quite well-known among the general population. You have possibly heard the word 'chakras,' but do you know what they are? In Sanskrit, 'chakra' means 'wheel,' and it refers to the points or vortexes of energy in our bodies. The chakras are an ancient and complex energy system that originated in India. Chakras are believed to be spinning wheels or disks of energy that should stay aligned and open. This is because these chakras correspond to nerves and major organs of our body that impact our physical and emotional well-being.
There are seven main chakras in the body that run along the spine. The seven chakras are linked with the seven main planets. These chakras are influenced by the planets they pertain to. Our emotions and bodies are governed by these seven chakras. Each chakra has a corresponding specific area in our bodies and a health focus.
Chakra Tarot Spread
There might be moments in life where you might need reassurance about whether you are honest with others as well as yourselves. This spread can be a useful reading for such moments. The Chakra Tarot spread is also a good spread for those who might be a little confused about their purpose, intent, and emotions. Furthermore, the Chakra Tarot spread can help you understand energies better and tell you what blockages need to be released by bringing your focus on the problem areas.
While reading this spread, the Tarot Card Reader should pick seven cards for the different positions in the Chakra Tarot spread, wherein one card is for each chakra. The Reader should lay the cards out in a vertical line, beginning from position one and ending with position seven. When the tarot card reader is reading the spread, they will focus on how each chakra relates to the card drawn for it. The Chakra Tarot Spread can determine the specified state of the querent's chakras.
In this article, the seventh chakra (Crown Chakra) is mentioned on top and the first chakra (Root Chakra) at the bottom. The tarot card spread is read from top to bottom, which is why the numbering has been reversed, and the Crown Chakra is labelled as one and the Root Chakra as seven.
1. Crown Chakra or Sahasrara: I Know
Situated at the top of your head, the crown chakra represents spirituality and bliss. It is linked to spiritual and cosmic energy. This chakra can influence us to find peace and happiness in any situation in life. This chakra is often seen as the highest point of consciousness. It is the point of communication for the soul with the divine. This chakra is believed to be linked with every other chakra, our brain, and the nervous system. When this chakra is open, it can bring us enlightenment. However, if the chakra is blocked, it can make a person narrow-minded and sceptical.
The tarot card in this position can show the Reader how self-aware the Subject is. Any blockages in this chakra can show the Reader the issues around self-realisation which the Subject might be facing. The card can also give a glimpse to the Reader about the Subject's perspective on a certain situation.
2. Third Eye Chakra or Ajna: I See
The third eye chakra, which is called brow chakra, represents intuition, perception, instinct, and psychic awareness. This chakra helps us get connected with our inner wisdom, intuition, and self- awareness. This chakra assists us in opening our minds to new possibilities. It enables us to make the correct decisions confidently. This chakra is positioned on the forehead. If this chakra is blocked, you will have issues listening to reality or getting in touch with your intuition. But, when the chakra is in alignment, you can easily follow your intuition and see the bigger picture.
The tarot card in this position can illustrate how the Subject views and perceives a situation. The Reader should determine whether the Subject is able to see things with clarity or not. It is also crucial for the Reader to reflect upon what the Subject 'sees' and how that differs from what they 'know' during the tarot reading session.
3. Throat Chakra or Vishuddha: I Speak
The throat chakra is the seat of self-expression and communication. This chakra is connected to our ability to find our voice and communicate verbally. Additionally, it also influences a person's ability to communicate efficiently with others. This chakra is located at the throat. If there are blocks or a misalignment, it can manifest in issues like speaking without thinking, having trouble expressing yourself, gossiping, etc. However, when the chakra is in alignment, you will feel confident expressing yourself, talking, and listening with compassion.
The tarot card in this position will tell you the type of energy you have in your throat. It will illustrate the type of characteristics and opinions the Subject is expressing to the outside world. It shows how the Subject deals with their self-expression and creativity. The Reader can figure out whether the Subject is being honest in the opinions that they are expressing to themselves or others.
4. Heart Chakra or Anahata: I Love
The heart chakra rules complicated emotions like compassion, love, and rejection. This also deals with our ability to open our hearts and experience happiness by building healthy relationships. This chakra is positioned at the centre of your chest, a little above your heart. This chakra bridges the gap and integrates the upper and lower chakras. It represents our capability to love and connect to others. When this chakra is not in alignment, it can manifest by making us feel lonely, isolated, sad, and bring friction into our relationships.
In this position, the tarot card is likely to represent the Subject's state of endurance and unconditional love. It will also point towards important and close relationships of the Subject. The Reader, while tarot card reading, should focus on the difference between 'I feel' and 'I love' cards.
5. Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura: I Can
The specific chakra is linked to our inner-strength, self-confidence, and self-esteem. This chakra is our personal power. This chakra is positioned in the upper abdomen in the stomach area. When this chakra is balanced, it influences our abilities to move ahead in life with complete self-confidence. It also helps in developing our leadership skills, professional skills, and inner strength.
The card in this position should depict what the Subject believes they can do in a situation. The card can highlight obstacles or advances and, subsequently, their influence on the Subject. As this chakra is the centre of a person's will and drive, the Reader using the tarot card can determine the Subject's levels of self-esteem, determination, desire to dominate a situation, and personal power.
6. Sacral Chakra or Swadhisthana: I Feel
The Sacral chakra is connected with sexuality, pleasure, creativity, abundance, and relationships. This chakra is linked with our ability to connect with others and the freedom to enjoy life's pleasures. The sacral chakra is positioned below the belly button and above the pubic bone. If this chakra is deficient, it will manifest into emotional distress and problems in relationships. This chakra is linked to our self-worth feelings, especially related to creativity, sexuality, and pleasure. A blocked sacral chakra can also manifest in symptoms like jealousy, infatuation, and desire to be loved.
The tarot card in this position can define the Subject's emotional reaction to a situation and how it translates into their relationship. Additionally, the card can highlight the Subject's emotional capacity. This means the tarot card reader can figure out if the Subject is at the end of their rope or if the Subject still has the passion and hunger to deal with the situation they are in.
7. Root Chakra or Muladhara: I Have
This chakra can be found at the base of the spine in the tailbone area. The root chakra is the root of your being and builds deep connections with your body, the environment, and the Earth. A blocked root chakra can manifest in physical issues like arthritis or emotional issues like feeling insecure about your basic needs and well-being or lack of confidence. When this chakra is in alignment and open, you will feel secure and grounded, both physically and emotionally. This chakra is also linked to stability, basic human needs, purpose, and a sense of feeling secure and safe.
The tarot card in this position should define the Subject's physical reality and their perception of it. It could be related to the individual's home, job, or money. The Tarot Card Reader should determine whether the Subject feels stable or not. The Reader should establish by questioning if the Subject's foundations are strong and stable for their current situation.
This is just a brief explanation, and if you want to know about your chakras and what the tarot spread has in store for you, you can consult famous tarot readers on Astroyogi.