Donnaleigh's Tarot



Spring Cleaning Your Life (& Painting Your World)

Posted by Donnaleigh on March 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM

"Housework is something you do

that nobody notices until you don't do it."

~Author Unknown

This is part of a community blogging activity called the Tarot Blog Hop!

 More info about this activity HERE.

The community topic of this month's blog chain is:  "Ostara: Paint a journey with new life."

If any of the links are not working as you cavort through the chain of blogs, Arwen set up a list of all the blogs HERE.


It's Spring Cleaning Time!

Ah...the weather is shifting! Can you smell the sweet thaw of the earth and hear the birds  warming up their morning instruments? The first sprouts of daffodils are pushing through the soil and welcoming the warmer temperatures.

Throw open the windows! Let the stale air out and the clean air in!  Maybe a fresh coat of paint will brighten things up, or a simple shift in furniture or change of room accessories will brighten up the room with change! It's time for a new season!

Cleansing & Coloring Our Lives

When we cleanse and clear our living space, we also clear our heads. Whether we go on a house cleaning spree or paint the walls and get new room accessories, we are improving our world and positively shift the energy of our living space. When we have a clean room, we have a crisp, healthy environment in which to work, live, play, and move.

We're (usually) considerate of how clean we keep our homes so that we can navigate with clear heads, feel comfortable in our surroundings and find what we need. But when things get out of control and the house clutters, our minds also get in a tizzy.

But what about your LIFE...

The one with the people (rather than dust and furniture) in it?

Are they putting your mind in a tizzy, too?

You can't move them around...or cleanse them like you would a room, right?

Or can you?

Let's look at your life with new eyes again.

(And by the way, the Ace of Swords makes a GREAT pair of pruning shears!)


What happens to a rose bush when it doesn't get pruned and trimmed?

The branches tangle, it gets messy, and there are less vibrant blooms in the plant's life.

The rose bush has to let go of the dead wood to become its fullest potential.

And guess what?

So do YOU!

SO.....Let's PRUNE!

Ponder This:

Who or what in your world simply creates clutter or chaos and serves little benefit?

What keeps you from experiencing your world at its brightest?

How can you paint your life with a new coat of paint or cleanse your world?

Draw 4 cards from your favorite tarot or oracle and ask:


Who or what CLUTTERS my world?

What POSTIVE EXPERIENCE does this PREVENT me from living fully?


What BETTER ENERGY would enter if I were to PRUNE this excess?


So, Tarot, tell me:

What is the BEST WAY TO ACTIVATE the Spring Cleaning process?

"There may be dust in my house but there isn't any on me. "

~Author Unknown

Here's wishing you a tarot-filled week of fresh, vibrant new cleanliness!



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Reply Donna L. Faber
10:47 AM on March 19, 2012 
Love this blog ... smart, inquisitive, and current. And feels so gooood when it's done!
Reply Carolyn Cushing
10:49 AM on March 19, 2012 
OK! This spread goes right to the point! It is very Ace of Swords: fresh air for the new season.
Reply Donnaleigh
11:08 AM on March 19, 2012 
Carolyn Cushing says...
OK! This spread goes right to the point! It is very Ace of Swords: fresh air for the new season.

Thank you so much, Carolyn! Pruning shears, dust wand....same thing, right? lol
Reply Donnaleigh
11:08 AM on March 19, 2012 
Donna L. Faber says...
Love this blog ... smart, inquisitive, and current. And feels so gooood when it's done!

Yes, it sure does, Donna! Thanks for visiting!
Reply Hilary
11:38 AM on March 19, 2012 
Aww, damnit, a spring cleaning post... the Universe is banging me over the head with "YOU NEED TO CLEAN!" Thanks for this, Donnaleigh... time to take the Ace of Swords to my clutter-filled bedroom!
Reply Jordan Hoggard
12:01 PM on March 19, 2012 
Perfectly poignant post! Very Ace of Swords, and I as well am getting bonked over the head by it. Thinking about this for DAYS! 1 2 3 4 rearrange and all that dust go out the door. THEN, I can clean! Glorious, sunny day for it after 70 mph winds yesterday. This is a spread that will keep on giving, and I will happily pair it as a great base for Joanna's Egg-Dreams spread. Great side-of-blade-rump-swat to get a cleanin' move on! Chop Chop Bread n Butter J-Boy! Many Thanks, DL.
Reply Jordan Hoggard
12:04 PM on March 19, 2012 
'cause I have certainly been in the "ahhh, naahhh, that's the thing about housework. It's always home waiting for you. Tomorrow" mode. Takin' some of my Tarot Spread creation energy and spreading it out to spread clean through my home.
Reply Zanna Starr
12:25 PM on March 19, 2012 
Great idea for a post and spread, DL! I love the concept of "spring cleaning" our lives.
Reply Lisa
1:03 PM on March 19, 2012 
wow! thank you so much for this spread, DL... the cards i pulled gave me a massive 'aha!' moment! have a fab Ostara. lots of love, Lisa
Reply alison Cross
2:34 PM on March 19, 2012 
Oh God, I've got dust bunnies inside my brain! I have some 'weak growth' that needs cut out - and now might be as good a time to do it as any! Great post, Donnaleigh :-D
Reply Aphrodisiastes
3:02 PM on March 19, 2012 
A-MA-ZING! :) Love your post and love the Tarot Blog Hop. So much tarot knowledge all connected. And this spread is so useful! Thanks for bringing us light.
Reply Arwen
3:22 PM on March 19, 2012 
Perfect timing. I have clutter that needs clearing. So doing this one! :D
Reply Ania
4:29 PM on March 19, 2012 
LOL Pruning of a different sort is the theme of my day today - I spent most of the day at the swimming pool with my daughter, so I am certainly pruny :D That aside, de-cluttering is also on the cards, so in all, a very apt post :D
Reply Amethyst
5:11 PM on March 19, 2012 
Reply Amethyst
5:12 PM on March 19, 2012 
Obviously I'm not ready for this yet.
/hits snooze
Reply Joanna
6:04 PM on March 19, 2012 
Hah! Love this! Perfect for a dark moon, too, clearing clutter, getting out the old pruning shears. I have been asking myself: What in my schedule can I give up, in order to make more time for art? Less time on social media, for one . . . for another: setting myself radical deadlines and challenging myself to finish tasks in half the time I usually do!
Reply Amanda Donnelly
9:05 PM on March 19, 2012 
Gotta save this spread, even if I am in no ready for spring cleaning. Thank you for sharing!
Reply Claire-Marie
1:15 AM on March 20, 2012 
thank you. it is often so hard to know what to take away, when everything has been hanging around so long.

Reply Maurie
6:35 PM on March 20, 2012 
I agree with Carolyn - this spread is very straight forward - no beating around the bush. I liked that. I had some surprising cards come up in surprising positions and in the end it made a lot of sense. My last card was the tower and immediately I thought, "knock it all down to the ground, sweep away the rubble and start fresh!" Liberating!