The “What of a Much of a Which” Event Analysis Spread

Although he had more dire implications in mind, ee cummings might have been talking about the fortune-teller's art in his poem what of a much of a which of a wind (for example, "blow soon to never and never to twice"). http://plexipages.com/reflections/whatif.html One of the greatest challenges facing those who try to discern past, present … Continue reading The “What of a Much of a Which” Event Analysis Spread

The “Destiny’s Dartboard” Event Timing Spread

The first thing almost every sitter wants to know from a reading is whether something will happen. But right on the heels of that objective is usually an anxious "If so, when?" The timing of a projected event is one of the thorniest questions facing any diviner, and numerous attempts have been made by spread … Continue reading The “Destiny’s Dartboard” Event Timing Spread

The “Friend or Foe” Two-Deck Comparison Spread

We're all familiar with the "new deck interview" technique, in which questions are put to a newly-acquired deck by running it through a special spread created for that purpose. The idea is to determine how effective the deck will be to read with. But I have never seen a spread designed to compare the degree … Continue reading The “Friend or Foe” Two-Deck Comparison Spread

“In the Court of the Crimson King” 3-D Elemental Matrix

This isn't a spread per se, it's a simpler substitute for the initial step of the "First Operation" of the Golden Dawn's Opening of the Key method. Instead of separating all 78 cards into four stacks and finding the Significator, only sixteen cards including the Significator are selected for the matrix, four in each elemental … Continue reading “In the Court of the Crimson King” 3-D Elemental Matrix

The “Truth vs. Lies” Conflict-Resolution Spread

This spread weighs whether the true or false aspects of the querent's situation and environment will have the upper hand in determining  who comes out on top in a conflict. (As I like to say when performing divination, "The good guys don't always win.") It has the feel of a "trial by combat" to it. … Continue reading The “Truth vs. Lies” Conflict-Resolution Spread

The “Troll Under the Bridge” Spread

This story-telling spread loosely follows the plot of the Norwegian fairy-tale, "Three Billy Goats Gruff." As its centerpiece it has the protagonist, "Big Billy Goat," and the villain, "Trevor the Troll," duking it out on the bridge to decide the querent's fate. I envisioned it as being suitable for introducing children to the tarot, at … Continue reading The “Troll Under the Bridge” Spread