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Horse Shoe Spread #1

 

The seven-card Horse Shoe is a convenient, basic layout that can be used to answer different types of questions, especially concerning questions where insight would be helpful. Like several other spreads, it has cards representing the past, present, and future.

The pinnacle of the Horse Shoe, looking like the top of the mountain, shows the obstacle or challenge that needs to be addressed and overcome. Card #6 suggests a course of action to meet this challenge. The final card shows the outcome or future, should this advice be followed.

Other clues are provided in Cards #3 and #5, which indicate hidden or outside influences that come into play, affecting the journey to your goal.

Spread Positions

  1. Past Influences
  2. Present Influences
  3. Hidden Influences
  4. The Obstacle
  5. External Influences
  6. Suggested Course
  7. The Outcome

 

 

 

Horse Shoe Spread #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Horse Shoe #1 Reading

  Obstacle

King of Pentacles
 
Hidden Influences

9 of Pentacles
  External Influences

The Emperor
The Present

4 of Pentacles
  Suggestion

The Sun
The Past

Queen of Wands
  The Outcome

Strength

 

 

 

The Past Card represents past events that are affecting the question.

 

Queen of Wands

Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen's personality corresponds to that of the King of Wands, though she is more charismatic.

Upright Meaning:

A dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honourable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed towards him; if a woman, she is interested in you. Also indicates love of money, or a certain success in business.

 

 

 

The Present Card represents the current state or immediately approaching influence.

 

4 of Pentacles

A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms; two pentacles are under his feet. He clings to what he has.

Upright Meaning:

Possessiveness, desperation, obsession, gift, legacy, inheritance, materialism.

 

 

 

Hidden Influences - Things that you may not be aware of, or barely be aware of.

 

9 of Pentacles

A woman with a bird upon her wrist, stands amidst a great abundance of grapevines in the garden of a luxurious manorial house. Possibly it is her own possession and testifies to material well-being.

Upright Meaning:

Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment, security, refuge, shelter, sanctuary.

 

 

 

Obstacle - This is the challenge.

 

King of Pentacles

His face is rather dark, suggesting also courage, but stubborn. The bull's head is a recurrent symbol on the throne. The sign of this suit is engraved or blazoned with the pentagram, signifying the four elements of nature and the spirit which governs them. This suit is sometimes represented as coins or disks, and is symbolic of money and material goods or services.

Upright Meaning:

Valour, intelligence, business aptitude, mathematical gifts and attainments; success, proficiency, arrival, execution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

External Influences - Attitudes about this situation from people around the querent.

 

The Emperor

The Emperor sits on his throne holding his sceptre. He represents a male figure of power and authority.

Upright Meaning:

Authority, stability, power, protection, benevolence, realisation a greatness, aid, reason, conviction, willpower.

 

 

 

Suggestion - The recommended course of action.�

 

The Sun

A nude child rides a white pony in the foreground. Behind him the sun boldly enlightens the world, acting as a source of life and role model to several sun flowers.

Reversed Meaning:

Kindness, favour, gain, abundance, good tidings, windfall, praise, benediction.

 

 

 

The Outcome - What will happen if the suggestion is followed.

 

Strength

A woman holds a young lion at bay with her female strength of grace. She is crowned by the lemniscate as the Magician is, revealing herself as his counterpart.

Reversed Meaning:

Manipulation, despotism, abuse of power, weakness, discord, disgrace, deception, trickery, lies, cheap tactics, malevolence.