Whole Damn Cake Birthday Tarot Spread

Last Updated: April 10, 2022

With this 7 card tarot spread we can tap into some powerful, empowering energy that will energise you and bring you exactly that self-care tarot check-in you deserve for your birthday.

Birthday tarot spreads are a tradition in my home because that honest guidance can help shape your whole outlook for the year ahead. And who doesn’t love a birthday tarot reading as a gift?

With this birthday tarot spread for the 365 days ahead, we don’t reflect too much on the previous year – just on what we should bring with us from it, and what we should leave behind. This tarot spread brings in positive energy, confidence and clear guidance for you.

Birthday’s are a day for celebration, and not too much shadow work. This seven-card reading encompasses this vibe completely. It highlights what will be a special year for you, and what a gorgeous present for yourself!

Birthday tarot spread layout & questions to ask

To begin, shuffle your tarot deck and draw a card for each position as shown in the below layout.

Finally, take some time to reflect on the questions that each card position represents and what message the tarot cards in that position might be trying to tell you. If you’re just starting to learn tarot, or if you’re still getting to know your deck, you may find my in-depth articles on the meanings of every tarot card helpful.

birthday tarot spread
  1. Place your birth date major arcana card
  2. What to release from last year
  3. What to embrace for the year ahead
  4. Your superpower for the year ahead
  5. What growth will look like for you
  6. A way to make space for growth
  7. A way to keep that space free and focuses
  8. A key them for your year ahead

Discover your birth Tarot card

To find your birth date Major Arcana card (also known as your Soul Card, or a Personality Card) add up all the dates to get to a single digit. E.g. My birthday is 26th March 1989, so I add up 2 + 6 + 3 + 1 + 9 + 8 + 9 = 38. 3 + 8 = 11. This would be the Justice Major Arcana card, or if you add the 1+1 together it equals 2 (The High Priestess).

Once you have this card, see how these similarities align with who you are as an individual. You can see a full list of Major Arcana cards and their meanings here. If you do not relate at all to your card, read through some of the cards to find what most aligns with you. 

Discover your year ahead birthday Tarot card themes

To find your year ahead birth date Major Arcana card add up your dates just like your birth date but change the year to this new year, and add the numbers up to a single digit. E.g. My birthday tarot card for the Year Ahead is 2 + 6 + 3 + 2 + 2 + 2 = 17. 1 + 7 = 8 (The eighth card in tarot is Strength). If you do not relate at all to your card, just know that this is just a bit of fun, and doesn’t set anything in stone for you!

Friends and family birthday tarot spread

For this birthday tarot spread for friends and family, we focus on the gifts more than material aspects for the year ahead. Will you have more money at the end of it (Pentacles), or will you have had more adventures (Wands)? Will you have an abundance of love and finding your passions (Cups) or will you have more mental clarity & better mental health (Swords)?

The cards really go into detail for how you can find ways to enjoy the year ahead, so take a note on whether these are major themes from the Major Arcana, or little notes of wisdom from the Minor Arcana. Additionally, follow the literal advice from the cards in regards to the questions for your loved one of more “romance”, “money” and “mental wellbeing”.

If it comes up that for more romance in your life and you get the 2 of Swords, then it’s time to pause before making any decisions and to decide whether the romance is for a relationship, with a new hobby, or yourself.

If it comes up with High Priestess on making more money, then trust your intuition and really feel some of these financial decisions – not just whether certain stocks have done well for you in the past. When we have the unknown in front of us, it’s best to rely on our guts and our wits for these scenarios.

This is a reading of fun and insight, and I love to throw in oracle cards with this reading. It flows really nicely, and if you don’t relate to your birthday tarot card then you can always use an affirmation card in its place.

It’s also great to use open questions when exploring some of these cards in more depth, so follow what feels natural and good to you both. This is a reading for your loved one, after all. Spoil them with information!

Friends and Family tarot birthday spread
  1. Your birth card
  2. Your birthday card with the current year
  3. Themes you’ve got to look forward to
  4. How you can really enjoy this year
  5. How to bring more mental well being
  6. How to bring more money to you this year
  7. How to bring more romance this year

Written by Lizzie B

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