Little Miss J

April 27, 2011 § 2 Comments

The querent asked me to do a Tarot reading for her newborn baby, who I will refer to as Little Miss J in this entry. I found this spread through a Google search and adapted the shape of it just a bit to what made the most sense to me. Reading done the morning of Tuesday, April 26, 2011 with Shadowscapes Tarot.

The Spread:

The parents’ gifts to the child surround her spread (cards 1 and 2). She also receives a main source of support from the world around her (card 3), and will be aided by her own best strength (card 4). She will need to overcome her biggest challenge (5) in order to fulfill her life’s purpose.


The Reading:

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Acorn to Oak spread

March 23, 2009 § Leave a comment

(Yes, I know, I’ve been gone forever. Actually, I’ve been blogging quite prolifically about my new life in China, but as I’ve been primarily working on adapting to a new home, new job, new language environment, and new culture, I haven’t had as much time to focus on my other blogs. I’ll try not to totally ignore this blog though, as I continue to be quite interested in the Tarot!)

This fabulous spread was shared by Sandy (ladygaladriel3) at the Tarot LiveJournal community. Can’t wait to try it out!


  1. Your Acorn: where you are now
  2. Soil: what resources you need to get started
  3. Sunshine: what you need to know to help it grow
  4. Water: what you need to do to nurture it along
  5. Knot: what unexpected delay you can plan for and maybe circumvent
  6. Trunk: what will help you be strong
  7. Your Oak: your goal
  8. Branches: benefits of your oak
  9. Leaves: unexpected gifts from your oak

Card 1 & 7 you consciously pick from your deck of cards. Choose a card for each which you feel represents your goal as you see it and where you feel you are now in your path to acheiving that goal. The rest of the cards are shuffled as usual and place down in the other positions of the spread. I found this to be a great spread for guidence on your path to a particular goal.

Window/Door Spread

December 31, 2008 § Leave a comment

Heard about this spread at the Livejournal Tarot Community, mentioned in the first comment:

There’s an interesting Tarot spread I heard of recently involving two cards. The first card is the Window — the window is what you need to learn from, see, or new thing the universe is trying to show you. The second card is the Door — that which you need to work through or get to, in order to get to what you saw out the Window.

Also, now the About Me page has information about how I got into Tarot and what decks I own and use.  Just FYI in case you’re interested.

Spread: A Walk in the Woods

December 27, 2008 § 4 Comments

Found this on Musings on the Tarot, though it was first posted in the forums.  I thought it looked really fascinating, and I’d love to try it out sometime:

a Tarot spread by Pamela Adkins

(This is supposed to look like a winding path.)

1. Stepping out into the crisp Autumn air, you go for a walk in the woods. This is where you are starting from.

2. As you walk down this path, you hear a twig cracking in the brush. These are the fears you will encounter.

3. So you wrap your shawl tightly around you, and grasp it tightly as you quicken your pace. This is that which you will find comfort in.

4. Off in the distance you see a deer with it’s fawn crossing appearing in your path. This is what you don’t expect.

5. A wise owl swoops above your head and lands on a far up branch. This is what you will learn along this path.

6. As you reach the end of your journey, you ponder all that has happened and what has resulted. This is the outcome of your journey.

EDIT: I tried this out in December 2008, see the reading details here.

Me: Getting this job

June 12, 2007 § Leave a comment

Deck: Llewellyn Tarot
Date: 06/12/07 Tuesday
Time: ended 9:05pm
Spread: (on-the-spot) Two Paths
Querent: Self

Spread: Two Paths
This spread was created on-the-spot while shuffling the deck and figuring out which spread would work best for this query.

1, 2, and 3 describe the first situation. 4, 5, and 6 describe the alternative situation. 7 represents the root of the situation, an important factor in the outcome.

If I get the job: Emperor (Bran), 9 of Wands RV, Page of Pents
If I don’t get the job: 3 of Swords, 9 of Pents RV, Ace of Swords
Root of situation: King of Swords

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Spread: Red Dragon (Llewellyn Tarot)

March 20, 2007 § Leave a comment

(This spread came with the Llewellyn Tarot.)

(It’s supposed to be the shape of a curved dragon.)

  1. The Dream: your heart’s desire
  2. Your Companions: the assistance you will receive
  3. The Journey: unfamiliar places you must go to realize the dream
  4. Magical Gifts: new skills required for success
  5. The Enchantment: hidden obstacles along the path
  6. The Dragon: what you must befriend, sacrifice, or defeat ((or defend))
  7. The Awakening: the final outcome of your efforts

Spread: Llew’s Spread (Llewellyn Tarot)

March 20, 2007 § Leave a comment

(This comes from the Llewellyn Tarot, but I think it needs some adapting, even though it’s a good start.)


  1. Sun: Always place the sun card in the center. This card brings the hidden aspects of the situation to light.
  2. Dawn: Represents the situation that is manifesting.
  3. Noon: Represents the issues that cannot be ignored.
  4. Dusk: Represents the help you will receive.
  5. Midnight: Represents the resolution of the situation.

If anything, my first instinct is to reverse the meaning of the second two places. Midnight seems more like help, or perhaps in that position it could be an issue that is being ignored or that is not being seen (in contrast to the obvious noon-position issue), whereas Dusk seems more like the resolution part.

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