Here is a quick and simple 4 card tarot spread to do when you’re feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed. Use this spread any time you feel you need to regulate your body and get a handle on your pesky emotions.
It can be hard to find the time to sit and focus on yourself when you’re feeling stressed, and although doing so would often help us a lot, we generally tend to push ourselves aside when we’re feeling overwhelmed. We tend to focus on external things like our work or our families, nit picking at others, or immersing ourselves in something other than our own needs. Not everyone is like this but I see it often in myself and those around me.
The next time we feel overwhelmed why don’t we try a simple 4 card tarot spread. Sit down, get yourself aligned, take a few deep breaths and sit for just a few minutes to read for yourself. It is amazing what that simple decision can do for your stress and anxiety.
I normally do spreads that really dive in to try to uncover the root of our problems because I believe that is the best way to resolve them. However, I understand that often times when we aren’t feeling well that’s the last thing we want to do. Sometimes we just have to take things as they come and try to move on. Once we’re in a better place we can sit for reflection and try to get to the root, but in the heat of the moment it can be best to focus on getting ourselves out of the negative mind space.
I hope you find this spread helpful for quick reflection and awareness. Putting a name to our stress and taking our anxieties out of the shadows they reside in is a huge step to overcoming them and moving on from them.