Sometimes tarot spread creation can be just plain fun! Satirical writer Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) had a very British way with words that (along with Monty Python) has inspired many of my quirkier spread titles. Before he passed, he was working on a new novel called The Salmon of Doubt, which struck me as the perfect concept for a spread aimed at exploring parallel paths to success or failure. This isn’t a typical “dual-train” comparative layout in that it uses derived “sub-quintessence” cards to capture the numerical essence of different segments of the spread. For those of you unfamiliar with the quintessence, I will post my paper on the subject soon.