I’m a fan of simple things, if you can’t tell in my own spreads that I create! I used this spread recently in the new “Weekly Focus” reading earlier this week. You can use this spread in just about any situation, not just a weekly reading. Use it for your daily pulls or in needed advice from the cards. Just base your question to suit what you are after, here are some examples:
– Why am I having trouble in my studies?
Like all my 2-3 card simple spreads, I do not claim to be the first to create them because of their simplicity. The questions can be endless! This spread is about finding the main focus in the matter and then presents two other aspects that reflect it. I often like to use an oracle card for the first card and tarot for the rest, or you can use all tarot or just oracle. Totally up to you, it’s your reading so customize it to suit your own needs. Here is a a quick run down of the cards and what they mean:
Card 1 – Main Focus
This is the heart of the matter and the main focus of your situation or question.
Cards 2 and 3 – Aspects
These are two aspects reflecting the center card, I also call this “opening up the card”. These will help open up the main card and present options, advice, and/or ideas linking to the heart of the matter. Imagine that the first card is the book and the other two cards are the words written in it.
Putting the spread into action! I’m using the Vessel Oracle and the Spirit Speak Tarot for this sample reading. One of my favorite resources EVER is the “scenario generator” over at the Farmhouse Oracle. I find this great for creating situations to read on when practicing, trying a new spread, or learning tarot before reading for others. I highly recommend it!
Should I get a new roof or redo the kitchen?
I used two tarot decks for this one (Circo Tarot and Spirit Speak) – you can use an oracle and tarot or just one tarot deck too! The cards pulled were The Magician (card 1), King of Wands (card 2), and Ace of Cups (card 3).
Card 1 – Main Focus // the Magician
Right off the bat, this card feels very kitchen to me! We have a magician standing behind a table of tools that reminds me a lot of being at the kitchen counter with cooking utensils and prepping a meal. The pentacle looks like a dish, then we have the cup and a knife… this magician is skipping the magic tonight and cooking up dinner!
Card 2 – Aspect // King of Wands
I was drawn immediately to the contract in the hand. Even though this is a court card and can represent the querent, someone in their life, or even a personality trait… I’m reading this card as the contractor coming in to inspect what is the focus with plans in hand. Whether the querent is leaning towards the kitchen redo or a new roof, plans are going forward.
Card 3 – Aspect // Ace of Cups
What brings the querent the most joy and happiness? When I think of our house and where love is shared the most, I think of the kitchen. This is a place where gatherings take place, people cook together and socialize. When we have family events, there is always family hanging out in the kitchen sharing stories and laughing together.
All together, I can clearly see that the kitchen redo will bring the querent the most joy and seems to be the most practical to focus on right now. Mix it with the Magician at his kitchen counter, the contractor with the kitchen plans in hand, and the overflowing cup of joy.
What do you think? Do think the reading is leaning towards the roof instead? Leave your comment below!