Powerful One-Card Tarot Spreads
I've been experimenting with the
I am One Tarot deck
these past two weeks. Here's a few readings I've done for myself and others:
Q - What effect will the proposed talisman have on prospective
A - Reversed Knight Two Headed Serpent (Fire) whose motto is:
I am Authority of Energy.
This talisman is intended to increase the self-esteem of the
students in a class I'm teaching on peak performance. The reading tells me the
energy will help them improve their self-esteem and thus improve their
performance. I went ahead and created this talisman.
Q - What effect will this ritual have on my friend?
A - Eight of Two Headed Serpent (Fire) whose key phrase is:
I am swift passage. This means things will move rather quickly once
the ritual is completed. I completed the ritual. Within twenty-four hours she
was called for an interview. The interview went very well. We'll have to wait a
couple of weeks for the final outcome. She's been looking for a better position
for at least the past six months.
Q - If I buy a new car right now, will I be able to afford it?
A - (Yes, this is the actual question). Nine of Curved Blade
(Air), Knight of Curved Blade, Reversed Queen of Two Headed Serpent (Fire), and
the Reversed Six Stone of Age (Earth) which means Success Reversed,
this card means: not success. My reading was unless things change,
she wouldn't be able to afford it. She indicated that's what she thought but she
just wanted confirmation.
The basic Dynamic Elemental Tarot Spread uses five positions,
one for each of the five elements. The process is to prepare the deck in the
manner you prefer, choose the cards in any manner you desire, and keep pulling
cards until you have one card in each of the five suits. Place subsequent cards
in the same suit on top of the card or cards already pulled in that suit. here's
a sample reading:
Q - If the President declares war against Iraq, what will happen
to my son (he's in the National Guard)?
Spirit = Key 14 (The Reverser), Key 12 (The Hanging Man)
Fire = Seven of Two Headed Serpent
Water = Nine, Queen Pear of Tears
Air = One Curved Blade (last card drawn)
Earth = Knight, Seven, Two, Eight Stone of Age
Key 12 is the Master Redeemer. The Seven of Two headed Serpent
calls for evaluation of the situation before taking action. The Queen of Tears
is the Authority of Reason in all emotional situations. One Curved Blade is
news. The Eight Stone of Age is Magnetism. My readings was at this time the
cards indicate her son will receive news regarding the war and be drawn into it.
He will handle difficult situations well and return victorious.
If further information is needed about any one element, the
cards beneath the top card can be used for that purpose. In the reading given,
no further information was needed. She already knew her son was on alert and
could be going to the Middle East at a minutes notice. She was glad to hear he
would survive and return home.
Any question can be answered by the basic Dynamic Elemental
Tarot Spread. The reader can either select the element that best answers the
question or let the cards select the element based on the cards drawn. One way
is to select the last card drawn. Another is to select the top card in the pile
with the most cards.
A third way of using the Dynamic Elemental Tarot Spread is to
first decide what element will best answer the question being asked. Then draw
one card using the selection process of your choice. Interpret this card as
though it were in the element desired. If it actually is, then give the reading
added emphasis. Here's an example:
Q - What will happen if I ask the boss for a raise next week?
A - I decided this was an Earth question. The card drawn was the
Seven of Cups which means Delusion or Illusion. Interpreted in terms of Earth,
this means to me the raise in question is an illusion. The fact the card drawn
was Cups also indicated this is an emotional issue with my client. After sharing
this insight we discussed other options for additional income besides asking for
a raise that probably won't materialize. During this discussion I learned he'd
asked for a raise a couple times and been turned down. He didn't think there was
much chance this time either.
You might want to play with several variations of the Dynamic
Elemental Tarot Spreads to see which one works best for you or create your own
variation. Next time we'll take a look at some ways of answering
When questions. In the meantime, have a great week.
Powerful One Card Tarot
Spreads - Part Six