Category Archives: Tarot Spreads

Lifetime Lesson Card & the Year Card cycles

Many tarot readers are aware of and actively use the so-called Personality, Soul and Year Cards. These cards are based on counting your birth date numbers together (or in the case of the Year Card, adding the numbers of the … Continue reading

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Wasps’ Nest: Asking the Unpopular Question

Card example: 3 of Wands from the Waite-Smith (“Rider”) deck (image from here) Client A: “I had just moved from Chile to Finland. I hated being here. I hated these people. And I hated myself. I was looking back at … Continue reading

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Tree of Life & Shadow

Back to the Qliphoth biz! Some time ago I wrote here about these ‘shadow forces’ of the Tree of Life (http://tarotpuu.livejournal.com/45521.html). As it happened, the subject quite persistently kept calling my attention, so I gave it some. Read more about it, made comparisons between different … Continue reading

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Hexagon Spread

Here’s a new spread which recently presented itself. I don’t ‘plan’ to design a spread, it usually just happens when I’m in a playful mood with the cards.. patterns begin to emerge. If you’ve seen this kind of spread elsewhere please let me know. I know that different … Continue reading

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Remixing Etteilla’s spread

To the best of my knowledge, a Tarot spread called "The Great Figure of Destiny" by Jean-Baptiste Alliette or Etteilla remains to be the largest ever designed spread, comprising of 66 cards. I became aware of this spread while watching Strictly Supernatural: Tarot and Astrology (narrated by Christopher Lee!) where it … Continue reading

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Qlip qlop Qlippoth

     My initial contact with this subject comes from The Golden Dawn by Israel Regardie (p.82, 6th edit.): "The Qlippoth on the Tree of Life: 1. Kether: Thaumiel – The two contending Forces2. Chokmah: Ghogiel – The Hinderers3. Binah: Satariel … Continue reading

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The Four Dragons Spread

The Four Dragons Spread by Arwen A Fairy Tale Spread Overall theme: Doing good for the sake of doing good Sometimes we have to tackle a problem in several steps. From the Chinese tale of the Four Dragons, I offer … Continue reading

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