An All-Purpose “One-on-One” Relationship Spread

Relationship questions are the "bread-and-butter" of professional tarot reading, but most of them relate to romantic matters rather than to the more routine type of interpersonal contact. Here is a spread that examines one-on-one connections of any kind from five different perspectives: 1) the overall health of the relationship, along with its condition from 2) … Continue reading An All-Purpose “One-on-One” Relationship Spread

A “Perfect Storm” Relationship Reading

To test my "Perfect Storm" new-relationship spread, I decided to look at what the complexion of the US Congress will be after the 2020 elections. For the Significator cards, I used the Rorig Tarot (Spanish Edition) with the Caballero (King) de Espadas for the Republican contingent and the Caballero (King) de Copas for the Democrats. … Continue reading A “Perfect Storm” Relationship Reading

The “Perfect Storm” New Relationship Spread

I'm always looking for new ways to assess relationship potential, whether in private situations or predominantly public scenarios. This spread employs a "weather forecast" model in which converging systems vie for dominance. This may seem rather cold-blooded for romantic readings, but in truth any viable long-term personal relationship has all the earmarks of a sound … Continue reading The “Perfect Storm” New Relationship Spread

A “Moving Finger” Example Reading

This example reading involves a couple I used to know whose relationship can best be described as more than a little dysfunctional. The question was "What is going to become of them?" I performed the spread in two ways, first considering reversals, and then turning all of the reversed cards upright and applying Elemental Dignities. … Continue reading A “Moving Finger” Example Reading

The “Squaring the Circle” Relationship Development Spread

This spread takes its inspiration from the "Squaring the Circle" exercise I posted yesterday. In working with it, I found that there may be repetition of cards between the main spread and its "mirrored" counterpart, as well as among the various quintessence cards, so use of a second deck for those auxiliary operations is strongly … Continue reading The “Squaring the Circle” Relationship Development Spread

“It’s Good to Be the King!*” – A “Match Game” Example Reading

This is a hypothetical reading using my "Match Game" Relationship Dynamic Spread. It portrays an old-fashioned patriarchal (that is, "male-dominant") marital relationship; at my age I've seen plenty of those going back to the 1950s. Essentially, the man calls all the shots and the woman pretty much sucks up whatever he deals out. (I might … Continue reading “It’s Good to Be the King!*” – A “Match Game” Example Reading