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Friday, January 29, 2010

Tarot Spread: Building a Psychological Profile

I'd like to begin by stating that the process I am about to describe for you is not one of my own creation. Unfortunately, I cannot remember if I learned this from Mary K. Greer or Eden Gray both of these authors were a huge influence on me in my early days of learning the tarot in the late 80's early 90's.

To begin, read over the chart below and remove the twelve cards indicated from a deck of Tarot Cards.

As you can see from the above, each of these cards are assigned to one of the 12 signs of the zodiac. Beginning with the Sun and Aries and going all the way around to Pisces with the Moon. To begin the actual spread you will place the card that corresponds to the individual's Sun Sign at position one (see chart below), with the other cards following in the order given above. For example, if the person is a Virgo you would put The Hermit as position 1 and Justice at position 2, etc... 

1) Self Identity, and ego.
2) Money and material matters.
3) Communication, siblings, short journeys.
4) Home, family, early childhood.
5) Love, children, and creativity.
6) Health, work, and pets.
7) Marriage, agreements, partnerships.
8) Birth, death, sex, and regeneration.
9) Personal growth, exploration, and long journeys.
10) Career, ambition, profession.
11) Friends and associations.
12) Secrets, sorrows, and self-undoing.

The next step is to either have the individual shuffle the remaining cards or shuffle them yourself while focusing on the individual who is the subject of the reading. Cut the cards and put them back together. Finally deal the top twelve cards from the remaining deck (however, advanced readers may want to use up to 3 cards for each sign) out beginning with the card that corresponds to the person's sun sign. You can now blend the meanings of the two cards in each position to build a basic profile for the individual who is the subject of the reading.

This is a really great spread for those who have an interest in astrology and psychology. I've used it for several years and have found it to be quite accurate. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have.

Carolina Dean

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