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
|Warnings You Should Heed
The High Priestess
|That Which You Should Let Pass
3 of Pentacles
|What Powers Will Help You
5 of Pentacles
|Your Guiding Card
Page of Wands
|What You Need to Learn
|The Challenges Before You
Knight of Swords
What You Need to Learn
An androgenous angel mixes fire and water in the act of performing spiritual alchemy. Her left foot is on land, as her right dips into the sea.
Religions, the priesthood, disunion, unfortunate combinations, competing interests, intoxication, disillusion.
He is riding in full course, as if scattering his enemies. In the design he is really a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry. He might even be Galahad, whose sword is swift and sure because he is clean of heart.
Imprudence, incapacity, extravagance, ruin.
A young man stands in the act of proclamation. He is unknown but faithful, and his tidings are strange.
Dark young man, faithful, a lover, family intelligence, a messenger, favourable testimony. A dangerous rival, if followed by the Page of Cups.
Two injured people in a snow storm pass a well-lit church.
Material trouble, poverty, destitution, abjection, love without money, debt, famine, hardship, concordance, affinities, distress, bankruptcy.
Crowned by the moon, the High Priestess is seated between two pillars, one black and the other white. She holds the Tora scroll and the secret wisdom of the world's creation.
Secrets, mystery, silence, tenacity, wisdom, woman's intuition, emotional awareness, empathy, hidden truth.
A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein has received his reward and is now at work in earnest.
Mediocrity, puerility, pettiness, weakness, patheticness, lameness, a quack.
Seated on her throne, the Empress holds up the golden sceptor. She represents the archtypal female.
Fertility, pregnancy, motherly instincts, fruitfulness, compassion, diplomacy, public rejoicings, jubilation.