Tuesday, March 01, 2011

The Simple Spread

The Tarot of Vampyres by Ian Daniels

I just purchased a few oracle decks and a tarot deck, had been a while since I purchased a new deck. I got Oracle of The Dragonfae by Lucy Cavendish, Madame Endora's Fortune Cards & The Tarot of Vampyres by Ian Daniels.

I must say the Vampyre tarot deck has the most beautiful artwork if you're into dark art. Also the Oracle of the Dragonfae has beautiful artwork. Lots of times I buy decks because of the artwork.

Lately I've been also getting into Fairy/Fae so the Oracle of The Dragonfae is going to be great to read with. Here is a simple spread that you can do anytime you want a little guidance/info.

The Simple Spread

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The simplest possible Tarot spread is the drawing and
interpreting of a single card. The simple spread above
goes a little further by employing three cards, and the
meaning of each card is modified according to the
position it occupies in the spread. To prepare the
reading, three cards are selected and dealt in the
order shown. They are then interpreted in turn as

1. The Past Events or influences from the past that
have affected the present but are now passing away

2. The Present The important events, issues, attitudes
or influences around the question or current situation

3. The Future Future events and fresh influences about
to come into play that will operate in the near future

If a specific question has been asked, then each
position is interpreted in a manner relevant to the
question. Of course, the spread may be varied in any
way the reader sees fit, with greater or fewer cards,
or different attributions to the three positions. The
important thing is that the form and meaning of the
spread are known in advance. For example, the simple
spread could be interpreted as follows if this suited
the reader's purposes and preferences better:

1. The Present The important event, issue, attitude
or influence around the question or current situation

2. Obstacles Current obstacles, problems, conflicts
and opposition that the questioner must deal with

3. The Outcome The eventual outcome of events shown
by the other cards

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