The “Crossroads of Opportunity” Spread

Whenever inspiration for my next post fails me, I turn to creation of a new spread. This one plays off my fascination with inserting unknown qualities (in this case, face-down cards) into my layouts, the implications of which are revealed through certain selective operations. Other than that feature, this is a fairly standard multi-path decision-making … Continue reading The “Crossroads of Opportunity” Spread

“Unto the Breach” Problem-Solving Spread

Most personal-problem scenarios reach a point where things "come to a boil;" we have gained some momentum toward resolution but the opposition is entrenched, so a pitched battle ensues (even if the conflict is only within our own psyche). Some kind of "breach" has to be found (or made) in the wall of resistance that … Continue reading “Unto the Breach” Problem-Solving Spread

The “Mongrel’s Mash-up” Mixed-Media Decision Making Spread

Here's a more radical mingling of tarot and Lenormand decks in a single reading. Rather then mixing the two decks together or creating a separate chain or division in the spread for each type of deck, I scatter the cards between two different lines by  rolling a single die to come up with an odd … Continue reading The “Mongrel’s Mash-up” Mixed-Media Decision Making Spread

The “11th Hour Epiphany” Crisis Management Spread

I liked the layout of my "Roadkill Penguin" spread so much that I decided to do another spread based on it, this time to be read in a linear left-to-right fashion with "sidebar" cards adding more detail. The "crisis" of the title reflects the almost inevitable fact that every human endeavor runs into complications at … Continue reading The “11th Hour Epiphany” Crisis Management Spread

2020 Presidential Candidate’s Tarot Profile Spread

I've just created a spread to examine the credibility (aka "cred") of the bumper crop of 2020 US presidential candidates among various demographics of the electorate and also within a number of other crucial "opinion-mills." The bottom line is an assessment of a candidate's overall electability. I tried to keep like parameters together under a … Continue reading 2020 Presidential Candidate’s Tarot Profile Spread

The Butterfly, the Bear and the Albatross

As I see it, one of the goals of affirmation is to lighten our psychological load, shifting our attention away from the drag of burdensome past misfortunes and freeing us to take wing toward a brighter future, like a butterfly to a blossom. I think of it as "fortified wish-fulfillment." For years my wife had a post-it note … Continue reading The Butterfly, the Bear and the Albatross