Happy Halloween week!
The most spooky, gothic, sexy and supernatural week of the year. The season of the witch, of tarot reading, fortune telling and soothsaying.
As Halloween draws close, cast the Dracula Spread from my book 365 Tarot Spreads. The spread is informed by Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
Summation of Spread
Feeling a touch of blood lust? Dracula is the bloody tale of Count Dracula’s attempt to relocate from Transylvania to England and the ensuing battle between perceived forces of good vs. evil. Invoking themes of Victorian female sexuality, immigration and post colonialism. The Dracula Spread uses themes from the iconic novel to inform its questions.
Cast Your Cards
Cast the Dracula Spread’s cards in the form of two wooden stakes. Hold tight, they may save your life.
- Traveler – Where am I going?
- Intruder – How do I feel like an outsider?
- Prisoner – What holds me captive?
- Disguise – What do I pretend to be?
- Fear – What do I fear and desire?
- Isolation – Do I feel alone?
- Sexuality – Can I express my sensual needs?
- Blood Lust – What do I crave more than anything?
Bran Stoker and Pamela Coleman Smith, illustrator of the RWS deck, were dear friends and worked together at the Lyceum Theater in London.
Artist and author Robert Place created the Vampire Tarot, based upon the novel Dracula. He posits the vampire’s thirst for blood is a metaphor for search of the Holy Grail, the life-giving substance and fountain of youth for which all philosophers and alchemists strive.
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