Brigid is an ancient Celtic goddess who is known for her power over fire, fertility, and healing. She is a multi-faceted goddess, associated with the element of fire and is often depicted carrying a torch. Brigid is also associated with healing and is sometimes depicted holding a bowl of healing water. She’s a goddess of the hearth and home, and is often invoked for protection and healing. Brigid is also a patroness of poetry and music, and is said to inspire creativity in all who invoke her. Her festival of Imbolc is celebrated on February 1st, the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.
In this tarot or oracle spread, we will explore the power of Brigid and how she can help us in our everyday lives.
The Power of Brigid: A Goddess Tarot or Oracle Spread
We all have personal power but some of us are more aware of it than others. Power is not about control or domination, but about working in harmony with the natural flow of energy to create positive change. Everyone has the potential to develop their personal power, and the more we use it, the stronger it becomes.
In this spread, we will explore the power that Brigid can help awaken within us.
To do the spread, you will need a tarot or oracle deck and a quiet space to work in. Begin by shuffling your deck and asking Brigid to guide your reading. Then, lay out the cards in the shape of a cross, with the first card placed in the centre. The second card goes above the first, the third goes to the right, the fourth goes below, and the fifth goes to the left. Once all the cards are in place, take a moment to study the spread and see what story it is telling.
1. The first card is the Flame.
This represents the fire of Brigid. It is the fire of inspiration and creativity. It is also the fire of passion and determination. This is the creative power that Brigid has to offer you.
2. The second card is the Well.
This represents the healing power of Brigid. It is the power to heal our wounds, both physical and emotional. It is also the power to cleanse and purify us. This is the healing power that Brigid has to offer you.
3. The third card is the Anvil.
This represents the power of Brigid to forge us into who we are meant to be. It is the power to shape us and mould us. It is also the power to give us strength in the face of adversity. This is the manifesting power that Brigid has to offer you.
4. The fourth card is the Mother.
This represents the nurturing and loving side of Brigid. It is the power to mother you and care for you. It is also the power to create and give life. This is the nurturing power that Brigid has to offer you.
5. The fifth card is the Warrior.
This represents the strength and power of Brigid. It is the power to defend and protect. It is also the power to vanquish our challenges and obstacles. This is the protecting power that Brigid has to offer you.