A 2020 Spring Equinox Quarterly Outlook

I performed my Quarterly Outlook spread for the first quarter of the zodiacal year beginning March 20, 2020. I used the Waite-Smith Centennial Pocket Edition with reversals for this reading. All images copyright U.S. Games Systems, Inc, Stamford, CT This 3-month layout displays two different developmental arcs that are, at least on the surface, out-of-sync … Continue reading A 2020 Spring Equinox Quarterly Outlook

The “Time Passages” Long-Range Life-Reading Spread, Parts One and Two

As promised yesterday, here is my latest attempt at creating a spread (actually two interlocking spreads) that can be used to provide long-range developmental insights as far out as three years in time. It uses a split deck (Major and Minor sub-packs) in the first phase only, and consists of two separate parts. Part One … Continue reading The “Time Passages” Long-Range Life-Reading Spread, Parts One and Two

The Practicality of Long-Range Readings

I recently received a request to do a professional tarot reading that spanned up to a two-year period. I thought long and hard about attempting it, but ultimately decided that it wouldn't be prudent, primarily because the topic was "personal life" circumstances, which can often be a euphemism for relationship matters, and situations involving other … Continue reading The Practicality of Long-Range Readings

“A Quarter for Your Thoughts” Quarterly Outlook Spread

Technically, the phrase is "A penny for your thoughts," but inflation eventually overtakes all things. I like to say that I prefer to perform inductive rather than deductive readings, working up from the details in the individual cards to create a "big picture" - or "gestalt" - overview of the matter in question. This approach … Continue reading “A Quarter for Your Thoughts” Quarterly Outlook Spread

A “Triple-Decker” Mind/Body/ Spirit Example Reading

I performed this spread to project my own circumstances over the next six months, using the Waite-Smith Centennial Pocket Edition with reversals. I deliberately chose a scenic deck for its "facing" possibilities, but the spread can be used with non-scenic decks like the Tarot de Marseille by using the odd-or-even directional model mentioned in the … Continue reading A “Triple-Decker” Mind/Body/ Spirit Example Reading

The “Triple-Decker” Mind/Body/ Spirit Six-Month Life Reading Spread

I have a strong interest in tarot spreads that function on multiple levels, particularly of the "mind/body/spirit" type. This is my second three-tiered spread to explore that territory, this time using "facing" and dispensing with the astrological correspondences. This one is developmental in nature, offering a six-month forecast, rather than a real-time "snapshot." Here is … Continue reading The “Triple-Decker” Mind/Body/ Spirit Six-Month Life Reading Spread

The “Moving Finger” Situational Development Spread

"The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line" (Omar Khayyam, from The Rubaiyat) Here is a spread built around the rather whimsical notion I had yesterday that upright cards in a reading can be considered "solar" (plainspoken and reliable) … Continue reading The “Moving Finger” Situational Development Spread