The Head Says & Heart Says Tarot and Oracle Card Spread is a quick and easy look into one’s thoughts and feelings. The top half of the layout is a reflection of the left and right brain for what the head says. And, the bottom half of the layout uses the likeness of an illustrated heart for what the heart says.
The Head Says & Heart Says Spread is a great 5-card layout to use. It can help with sorting out matters where logic and emotional attachments make decision-making difficult. It can also be used for investigating how someone might be feeling and is having a difficult time expressing themself.
This arrangement is helpful for specific matters related to work, relationships, finance and also spiritual matters. It can be read with a Tarot deck and many oracle decks too with beautiful results.
The spread, instructions and an affirmation for the reading are below:
Instructions: Reversals are okay to use with this spread. For best results, have a specific matter to address rather than a general topic for this card reading.
Shuffle the card deck keeping your specific concern in mind. When you are ready, cut the deck and reassemble it, then lay out your cards according to the pattern in the image above.
Cards 1 & 2
The Head Says… – These two cards represent the logical and creative mind. Some may refer to this as left-brain & right-brain thinking. Whatever your school of thought about brain hemispheres might be, these cards reveal how the mind’s logic may be working for you or against you. The first two cards can also reflect what the mind visualizes or perceives about your matter that perhaps has not manifested into reality. What is going on up there?
Cards 3, 4 & 5
The Heart Says… – These three cards represent authenticity of emotions, sensitivity, trust and the flexibility to be open to giving and receiving. It will be revealed through the cards that fall if following your heart will be the wisest decision. Healthy emotional intelligence reciprocates well with the environment, thus following your heart should show up as a clear statement supported by other cards.
Things to look for when interpreting your Head Says & Heart Says reading
If you are using a Tarot deck for this reading, you will want to pay close attention to where Major Arcana fall. All majors in the Head section or Heart section for example, reveals dominance. Depending on how you choose to interpret this; for example, the Head area showing dominance can mean to choose logic and set emotion aside. Or, dominance in the Heart area can mean; be flexible, so take the risk and trust. In the end, the interpretation is up to you.
Next, are there cards that conflict heavily in one area only? For example, is the Heart area showing cards that are conflicting with each other or are typically thought of as dramatic? Go with logic. Does the Head area appear to not show solid reasoning, confusion or cloudiness while the heart cards appear to express clarity?
For general readings, this spread will give insight about thoughts or behaviors that may be influencing life subconsciously or subtly.
- I am probably going on vacation in late Spring and I have a choice between heading to the ocean or the mountains. Which will be more fulfilling?
- My spouse and I are discussing having a child! There is so much to consider. What insight is there to share with me about the current timing?
- I really like where I work but I really don’t like the commute. I have thought about looking elsewhere. But, if I go somewhere else will I be just as happy?
“Emotions play out in the theater of the body. Feelings play out in the theater of the mind.”
– Dr.Sarah McKay
I hope this and other card spreads on the site will be helpful for receiving insight about your concerns. And, please don’t forget to share!