The second Path spread is a 7-level design that yields insights that you will want to become aware of in order to achieve a high level of personal and spiritual growth. The roots of the tree, shown in the first 2 cards, tell you about what you need to learn and where the challenge lies. Growing upward, the next 2 cards are about the forces that guide you and what will help boost your growth. The next 2 cards show the lower branches of the tree, which provide warnings and tell you about what you need to let go of in order to maximize your progress. Finally at the top of the tree we come to the outcome, showing where this growth process will ultimately take you.
|The End Result
Ace of Wands
|Warnings You Should Heed
Queen of Pentacles
|That Which You Should Let Pass
2 of Pentacles
|What Powers Will Help You
10 of Swords
|Your Guiding Card
|What You Need to Learn
|The Challenges Before You
5 of Cups
What You Need to Learn
Seated on his throne, the Pope symbolizes the male understanding of the spiritual workings of the world and traditional values. Two monks flank him on either side.
Society, concord, overkindness, weakness, doormat, misinterpretation, misunderstanding.
A dark, cloaked figure, looking sideways at three prone cups two others stand upright behind him; a bridge is in the background, leading to a small keep or holding.
News, alliances, affinity, consanguinity, ancestry, return, false projects; marriage, but not without bitterness or frustration.
Seated on her throne, the Empress holds up the golden sceptor. She represents the archtypal female.
The unravelling of important matters, vacillation, difficulty, doubt, ignorance, over-possessiveness, smothering.
A murder victim, pierced by ten swords showing the act of excessive force.
Pain, affliction, tears, sadness, desolation. It is not especially a card of violent death, but the feeling of utter victimization and hopelessness.
The face suggests that of a dark, intelligent woman, who has the quality of greatness. She contemplates her pentacle, using it as a tool of skrying and divination.
Opulence, generosity, magnificence, liberty, meditation, divination, intelligence, dignity, potence, grand, important, majestic.
A dancing young man has a pentacle in either hand, and they are joined by the lemniscate, the sign of eternity.
Enforced gaiety, simulated enjoyment, literal sense, handwriting, composition, exchanging letters.
A hand reaching out from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.
Creation, invention, enterprise, the powers which result in these; principle, beginning, source; birth, family, origin, and in a sense the virility which is behind them; the starting point of enterprises; according to another account, money, fortune, inheritance.