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Monthly Check-In Tarot Spread

Last Updated: July 26, 2022

As part of a self-care routine with tarot, I think it’s important to check in regularly with your deck. They can offer you responses just as close as a best friend, with hard truths and soft support.

This is a reflective process usually, and so that is how some of the cards come out, but as your resident Bosswitch who cares so deeply… I want you to feel some layer of protection through tarot. You could even call it a protection tarot spell, as simple as affirming its meaning whilst making your morning coffee daily. It’s additionally like a future self tarot spread, albeit the short term kind where it’s only for the month ahead and not all the seasons in front of each other.

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Monthly tarot spread layout & questions to ask

I have created the below 6-card tarot spread as a way for you to get some clarity on what the month ahead holds for you. Getting some hindsight on what to expect during the next 30 days can help you plan and prepare for potential challenges, as well as take advantage of any opportunities that might come your way. To begin, shuffle your tarot deck and draw a card for each position in the monthly 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.

monthly check-in tarot spread

Tarot card #1: What do I need to step back from this month?

The first question on this spread is “What do I need to step back from this month?” it’s asking you to look back at what has drained you, what has not served you well and what is a red flag point of focus. We need to look at this as a way to sever any ties in some areas, and this card can be a fantastic way to articulate some boundaries that you need for your well-being.

Tarot card #2: What do I need to step towards for the month ahead?

The second question covers “What do I need to step towards for the month ahead?” and I always find this so exciting. Who doesn’t love the anticipation as we ask for something good, whilst we turn the card over? This can be a specific personality trait it’s asking you to step into to help you with your growth, or it can be a type of energy to embody in your spiritual practice (Air, Earth, Fire, Water). Whatever comes up, trust your intuition to guide you with moving forward.

Tarot card #3: What do I need to know about additionally moving forwards?

The third question is for bringing awareness, and intuition for the month ahead. “What do I need to know about additionally moving forwards?” can describe an event, an important meeting, or even share with you how you’ll be feeling. If we knew that we were definitely going to have some “sad human” days, we would absolutely use this to our advantage and plan ahead. Any excuse for buying cosy candles and big bars of chocolate.

Tarot card #4: How will this be in my best interest?

The fourth question ties into the third, and “How will this be in my best interest?” can shed light on why this process needs to happen, whether it’s comfortable or uncomfortable. It can indicate major accomplishments at the end of a journey, or it can indicate the start of a really aligned quest for yourself.

Tarot card #5: What should I be building on for the month ahead?

The fifth area we look at is “What should I be building on for the month ahead?” and this is a really interesting point. We look at what we will build on from previous months that can enrich our lives and provide us with a better standard of living than the last period.

Tarot card #6: Energy I should embrace as a shield for protection, like armour, on my days I don't feel my best or strongest

Finally, we have “Energy I should embrace as a shield for protection, like armour, on my days I don’t feel my best or strongest”. I had to include this for you, as your well-being overall is of utmost importance to me. I feel you deserve to be supported, deserve to be protected, and deserve to feel good. If this card can help in any way, it will for you. This is how tarot magick can really work for us.

Warmest wishes for you always, LB x


I have been passionate about reading divination for more than 15 years. This gives me a unique perspective when it comes to creating fun, supportive and creative tarot spreads. I hope they help you find the clarity and insight you are looking for.

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