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Tarot Spread for a Mental Health Check In: Getting Insight for Support

Last Updated: March 20, 2022

When we’re feeling down, it’s often difficult to see things clearly. We might feel like we’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out. If you’re feeling this way, it might be helpful to do a mental health check-in using tarot. This 6-card spread will provide you with insight and support so that you can start getting on the path to healing. In this blog post, we will discuss a tarot spread for checking in on your mental health. This reading can provide you with clarity and productive actions during difficult times.

Mental Health tarot spread layout & questions to ask

I have created the below tarot spread as a way for you to get some clarity with mental health currently. Getting some insight from your subconscious can help you plan and prepare to guard yourself, as well as opportunities to care for yourself you may not have thought of. To begin, shuffle your tarot deck and draw a card for each position in the mental health tarot draw (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.

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Tarot card #1: General support from the cards, my guides, or the Universe no matter what - I need to remember this.

This card will be a “before you start let’s have a minute together” type of card. This is a gentle reminder for you that we are all on your side, whatever you believe in, and that we want what is best for you. This is why I felt it was so important to put it at the beginning of the tarot spread. I just want you to remember that will always have tangible supportive advice from tarot, and the team here at Backyard Banshee.

Tarot card #2: A card to represent what is going on with me right now

Sometimes it is hard to articulate what is going on with us. You can choose to place a significator card here to represent how you are feeling, alternatively you can let the deck choose for you, and you’ll be able to explore this in more detail through its meaning and symbolism.

Tarot card #3: What is growing in my life right now?

When we spend more time in our heads, we don’t see the progress moving forward in other areas of our lives. This card will show you that with patience, this area is slowly growing and that it’s part of your long-term benefit.

Tarot card #4: What overlooked blessings are there for me right now?

When we are focusing on the negatives, it’s easy to overlook the positives for us too. This card will help you to remember some of the smaller things that are going right for you, and how they can be used as a stepping stone.

Tarot card #5: What actions can I take that have a positive impact on my life?

This placement may pull up multiple cards or even just one single card to demonstrate an action that can be in your best interest. This may be a physical action, such as going for a walk or taking some time out for yourself (The Hermit).

Alternatively, it may be an emotional or mental action, such as letting go of something that is no longer serving you (3 of Swords). Whatever comes up for you, research the cards meaning across multiple platforms (not leaning just your own insight) as there may be a suggestive meaning that you’d never come across before, and the action may be a game-changer in helping you with any mental health issues.

Tarot card #6: How can I guard my mental health and protect myself more fiercely?

This placement will show you ways to protect yourself from bad energies that may affect your mood and wellbeing. This card will also give you ideas on how to create a stronger support system for yourself.

I hope that this mental health tarot spread provides you with some clarity and insight. If you have any questions about the reading, please feel free to get in touch.

Naturally, if you find that instead of a bad mood your feelings are heavy, darker and a burden that’s getting too much to carry, I implore you to reach out. This is not something you should go through on your own. If you need support, please reach out to your local mental health professional or hotline. I encourage you with the strength to please seek medical or therapeutic support. I can recommend The Calm Zone as a great place to find free supportive charities who are there for you and for your wellbeing moving forward.

International Mental Health Charities

Remember, you are not alone. We are all in this together. Until next time


Written by Lizzie

I love curating divination experiences for those invested in spiritual growth with secular honest vibes. I am that witch you come to for these honest, interesting and beneficial divination experiences!

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