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Personal Growth Spread

 

This in-depth eight-card layout shows various aspects of your personal journey. It is good for exploring generalised personal questions, but can also be used to explore relationships if the couple is viewed as a whole.

This spread progresses through eight stages similar to the tarot deck's Major Arcana, beginning with birth and the realm of fertility. After birth comes the initial growth which leads to a period of adaptation, change, and re-balancing oneself. Once the process has grown enough, security comes into focus, as it is necessary to protect what has been earned. After this, once again growth is important, but concerning the mind and creativitity this time, leading to another phase of personal changes. Finally upon completion of the journey, the rewards become evident, and beyond that, one's spiritual development level will have noticeably risen.

Spread Positions

  1. Beginnings, fertility, and birth
  2. Growth, flow, and energy
  3. Changes, polarities, and balance
  4. Protection and defense
  5. Learning, art, and creativity
  6. Change and metamorphosis
  7. Completion, rewards, and luck
  8. Inner strength and spiritual guidance

 

 

 

Personal Growth Reading

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Personal Growth Reading

 
Matters of Completion, Rewards and Luck.

7 of Pentacles
Matters of Change and Metamorphosis.

The Hanged Man
Matters of Inner Strength and Spiritual Guidance.

6 of Pentacles
Matters of Learning, Art and Creativity.

The Hierophant
Matters of Beginnings, fertility and birth.

7 of Wands
Matters of Protection and Defense.

2 of Swords
Matters of Growth, Flow and Energy.

2 of Wands
Matters of Changes, Polarities and Balance.

5 of Wands
 

 

 

 

Matters of Beginnings, fertility and birth.
7 of Wands

A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff; six other staves are raised towards him from below.

Upright Meaning:

Valour, discussion, wordy strife, negotiations, war of trade, barter, competition. It is further a card of success, for the combatant is on the top and his enemies may be unable to reach him.

 

 

 

Matters of Growth, Flow and Energy.
2 of Wands

A tall man looks from a battlemented roof over sea and shore, holding a globe in his right hand, while a staff in his left rests on the battlement; another is fixed in a ring. The Rose and Cross and Lilly are on the left side.

Upright Meaning:

Marriage not possible, riches, fortune, magnificence, surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion.

 

 

 

Matters of Changes, Polarities and Balance.
5 of Wands

A posse of youths, who are brandishing staves, as if in sport or strife. It is mimic warfare.

Upright Meaning:

Imitation, as, for example, sham fight, strenuous competition, struggle, the search for fame and fortune, gold, gain, opulence.

 

 

 

Matters of Protection and Defense.
2 of Swords

A hoodwinked female figure balances two swords upon her shoulders.

Upright Meaning:

Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms; another reading gives tenderness, affection, intimacy, harmony and other favourable happenings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matters of Learning, Art and Creativity.
The Hierophant

Seated on his throne, the Pope symbolises the male understanding of the spiritual workings of the world and traditional values. Two monks flank him on either side.

Reversed Meaning:

Society, concord, overkindness, weakness, doormat, misinterpretation, misunderstanding.

 

 

 

Matters of Change and Metamorphosis.
The Hanged Man

A man hangs upside down from the Tau cross. This is a card of self-sacrifice and enlightenment.

Upright Meaning:

Wisdom, circumspection, discernment, trials, sacrifice, augury, prophecy, pause, reflection, ideas, imagination, meditation.

 

 

 

Matters of Completion, Rewards and Luck.
7 of Pentacles

A young man, leaning on his staff, looks intently at seven pentacles attached to a clump of greenery on his right; one would say that these were his treasures and that his heart was there.

Upright Meaning:

Money, business sense, barter, ingenuity, purgation, commerce, trade, deal, transaction, good economy, industry.

 

 

 

Matters of Inner Strength and Spiritual Guidance.
6 of Pentacles

A person in the guise of a merchant weighs money in a pair of scales and distributes it to the needy and distressed. It is a testimony to his own success in life, as well as to his goodness of heart.

Upright Meaning:

Presents, gifts, gratification, attention, vigilance, prudence, prosperity, generosity, aid, kindness.