Creative Spreads

Spread of the Month: Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

A Spread for Doing Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

By Andrea Aste (TABI Conference Speaker and Guest Blogger)

Every one of us thinks in a different way the concept of “impossibility.” Everyone one tends, unfortunately, to judge impossible what they find scary, or difficult, or hard. Impossible is a barrier inside our mind… thus I devise a spread to challenge our “it’s impossible!” mood or attitude. Before doing the spread, let’s think about what we believe is “impossible,” and let’s ask the tarot help us to see it in a different way!

Six Impossible Things Before Dinner spread, with original Alice in Wonderland inspired illustrations by Andrea Aste. Text from the image is reproduced below.

“There’s no use trying,” she said: “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

a spread for doing six impossible things before breakfast

Card One: The Present, our mood, the actual situation
Cart Two: The Challenge, what we have to face
Card Three: The Intuition, what helps us in overcome the challenge

Relation between Figures:

-Who is watching whom

-Interactions/Actions (is someone giving something to another Figure?, Is someone walk away? Is someone talking to someone else?)


-similar location?


-Close-up/large view


-are there shared symbols?

-Are there connected symbols?

-Are the symbols telling a story?


-are there predominant colours?

-are there strong colour contrasts?

-light/shadows situation