This in-depth 8-card layout shows various aspects of your personal journey. It is good for exploring generalized personal questions, but can also be used to explore relationships if the couple is viewed as a whole.
This spread progresses through 8 stages similar to the tarot deck's Major Arcana, beginning with birth and the area 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 we've earned. After this, once again growth is important, but on the level of 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 the person's spiritual development can also be noticed.
Matters of Completion, Rewards and Luck.
4 of Cups
|Matters of Change and Metamorphosis.
|Matters of Inner Strength and Spiritual Guidance.
Queen of Pentacles
|Matters of Learning, Art and Creativity.
10 of Swords
|Matters of Beginnings, fertility and birth.
|Matters of Protection and Defense.
8 of Swords
|Matters of Growth, Flow and Energy.
9 of Pentacles
|Matters of Changes, Polarities and Balance.
7 of Pentacles
Matters of Beginnings, fertility and birth.
A stately figure drives a chariot pulled by a black and a white Sphinx. The canopy of his chariot is the night sky, emblazened with stars.
Traveling, journey, fun times, victory, battle, voyage, route, emigration, flight, change of place, challenges met boldly, triumph.
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.
Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment, security, refuge, shelter, sanctuary.
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.
Somebody trying to borrow money and the anxiety that this spawns; altercation, quarrels, haggle, bad deal, rip-off, pestering, entice, con, beguile, coax, bait and switch.
A woman, blindfolded and bound, with the swords of the card around her. Yet it is rather a card of temporary endurance than of irretrievable bondage.
Bad news, violent chagrin, crisis, censure, power in trammels, conflict, calumny, sickness, having one's hands tied, insanity.
A murder victim, pierced by ten swords showing the act of excessive force.
Advantage, profit, success, favour, power, authority, triumph over your enemies.
Under the stars, a nude woman pours out two vials of water, one onto the land, the other into a pond. Opposite the angel of Temperance, her left foot is on the land, her right on the water.
Youth, beauty, gifts, hope, bright prospects, ingenuity, genius, adept, mastery, gratitude, support, thanks, savvy.
A young man is seated under a tree and contemplates three cups set on the grass before him; an arm reaching out from a cloud offers him another cup. His expression notwithstanding is one of discontent with his environment.
Weariness, blended pleasure, disgust, aversion, imaginary vexations, as if the wine of this world had caused satiety only; another wine, as if a fairy gift, is now offered the wastrel, but he sees no consolation therein.
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.
Evil, suspicion, suspense, fear, mistrust, apprehension, perplexity, hesitation, uncertainty, skepticism, doubt.