The “Pushmi-Pullyu” Relationship Development Spread

Rex Harrison with the Pushmi-Pullyu from "Dr. Doolittle" I was thinking over the observation from my last post about the description of the ideal human relationship (typically but not always romantic) as "two individuals revolving around a common goal in perfectly concentric orbits, moving at the same speed in the same direction in exquisite two-part … Continue reading The “Pushmi-Pullyu” Relationship Development Spread

A Process-Management “Playbook” Spread

This post is more academic than most in that it takes a detailed look at principles that are usually more aligned with business objectives than personal goals. The ideal querent for this approach would be a hands-on administrator in any commercial or institutional venture that is process-intensive. This spread proposes that successfully managing the development … Continue reading A Process-Management “Playbook” Spread

The “Fountain of Truth” Alternate Trending Option

Even those of us who have spent decades reading the cards are sometimes compelled to come up with creative stopgap measures to "skin the proverbial cat" when our usual approach falters. Here I'm tackling what I perceive to be an inherent weakness in the traditional Celtic Cross spread: the interpretation of the "crowning" card as … Continue reading The “Fountain of Truth” Alternate Trending Option

Weather or Not: An Event-Planning Spread

This spread serves two purposes: its more obvious aim is to forecast the likely weather conditions for a planned outdoor event or travel situation. Its more abstract objective is to serve as a data-collection tool for determining how effective prediction is with the cards. One of the chief weaknesses in cartomantic prognostication is that so … Continue reading Weather or Not: An Event-Planning Spread

“Mirror of the Soul” Karmic Message Spread

The Pythagoreans held that Number is sacred and embodies the root of all Existence; the measure of anything whatsoever can be taken in its ten formative principals, which ascend from an embryonic origin in the Monad or Point (1) to mature perfection in the Decad (10). (Note that this isn't the mathematical perception of Pythagoreanism … Continue reading “Mirror of the Soul” Karmic Message Spread