Soul’s Purpose Tarot Spread

September 3, 2020

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This soul’s purpose tarot spread is a perfect starting point for anybody wondering why they have been put on this earth.

Have you ever asked yourself any of the following questions?

  • What is my calling?
  • Do I even have a calling?
  • Why do I feel empty?
  • What will give my life meaning?
  • How can I feel fulfilled?
  • What is my passion?

If so, bust out your tarot cards and let’s try to discover some answers! Here is my basic Soul’s Purpose Tarot Spread.

(Don’t have a deck yet? Here are some tips on choosing the perfect beginner’s tarot deck.)

What is a soul’s purpose?

A soul’s purpose is what gives your life meaning, fulfillment, joy, and a sense of connection and rightness in the world. People have called it different things throughout history. Destiny, calling, vocation, life’s work, flow, raison d’etre, your North Star. All these terms basically describe the same thing.

You know you have landed upon your soul’s purpose if it excites and motivates you. If you could talk about it forever, completely lose track of time while absorbed in it, and can’t imagine your life without it (whatever it is), it is probably pointing you toward your soul’s purpose.

Your soul’s purpose is what keeps you going and makes life worth living.

One caveat: It’s not always a clear-cut answer.

I’m sure that somewhere, some lucky person’s soul purpose is “horse veterinarian.” Period, the end.

But if I’m being honest, even that person’s soul purpose is probably something more broad, like “working with and healing animals” or “helping others commune with and bond with natural creatures,” both of which categories a horse veterinarian could certainly fall under.

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My soul’s purpose, I have come to learn, is to creatively share my knowledge and passions with others. Yup, that’s about as specific as I’ve gotten! And that’s not a bad thing necessarily. For me, that means being an English professor. It means being a writer, a blogger, and so many other things I probably haven’t even thought of yet! But I have come to learn that as long as I am creatively expressing what I am learning and teaching or guiding others in some way, I feel fulfilled and aligned with my soul’s purpose.

So please don’t stress out about trying to find your “one thing” in a neat little package. I know that can be a pretty controversial thing to say in some circles. There are some (parents, life coaches, therapists, artists, authors) who swear up and down that everybody has one ultimate passion and calling and it is our responsibility to find it or else we will have wasted our time on this planet. I’m not sure if I agree with that.

In fact, I know I said earlier that I have finally settled upon my soul’s purpose, but that’s just the one I’m being called to now. It may change or I may have others. Or not. Who knows? I certainly don’t.

So your soul’s purpose may not be a neatly packaged two-word deal, and you may have more than one!

The Soul’s Purpose Tarot Spread

Soul's Purpose Tarot Spread | Happy As Annie

Shuffle your tarot deck and pick four cards, one for each of the following questions:

  1. Why am I here?
  2. What am I being called to do?
  3. How am I getting in my own way?
  4. How can I best live out my destiny?

(Want more spreads to try? Here are my favorite three-card tarot spreads.)

Let me know what insights you get from trying this spread in the comments below!

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  • Reply Alyssa September 7, 2020 at 9:27 am

    I love this! I agree that your passion can be many things and it’s best to not put yourself in a box. Thanks for sharing!

    Alyssa –

    • Reply HappyAsAnnie September 7, 2020 at 9:32 am

      Couldn’t have said it better myself, Alyssa! 🙂

  • Reply Cathy September 9, 2020 at 12:23 pm

    Oh I love this! I’ve always loved Tarot cards. Will definitely need to try this! 🙂

    • Reply HappyAsAnnie September 9, 2020 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks, Cathy! Let me know how it goes. 🙂

    • Reply Jennifer May 27, 2022 at 12:35 pm

      You are a beautiful happy I came across you…could say, universe sent me a message..
      Thank you

      • Reply HappyAsAnnie June 1, 2022 at 5:07 pm

        Thanks so much for reading, Jennifer!

  • Reply Sas September 9, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    About to do this one tonight! I have been pondering these questions for a while with no clear answers yet, perhaps this will give me some guidance! Thank you, Annie!

    • Reply HappyAsAnnie September 10, 2020 at 9:38 am

      You’re so welcome! I hope it gives you some clarity and excitement.

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