**All artwork in the following post is byWill Worthington and from The Druidcraft Tarot**
So things are slowly working their way back into place here…I still don’t know what the final picture is going to look like but I tried to clear the fog today at work. I didn’t have a single customer come into the store until 4:30 pm (yeah that’s a whole different post) so I amused myself with tarot spreads all day long. I don’t like drawing attention to myself so this isn’t something I usually do, in fact I couldn’t tell you why my deck was in my bag in the first place. I don’t use it very often so I was slightly confused.
But after looking at all the pretty pictures again (this is my deck here) I proceeded to do a layout that Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm call “The spirits of the circle spread” and what it helps determine is ” the influences that are affecting your life and to explore your sense of identity.” I just wanted a snap of the ‘bigger picture’ because everything has been so clouded by the ‘what do i do right now’ factor.
The following spread is what I got.
1-(The self: represents how you feel at this time or the issue you are facing) Two of swords(my interpretation) Because of the warrior path I’ve chosen, conflict will truly never cease especially in my eyes. I will always have a choice but they won’t ever ‘be easy’ due to the emotional connection I have with my issues. This forces me to blind my emotions sometimes. I carry the swords of truth and death with a resolve to be silent and ready with my decisions.
2(Spirit of the ancestors: offer insights into the way you are being influenced by your genetic ancestry) Seven of Cups-Family has always been inclined to dream and follow after illusions. Ability to enchant others to participate in our dreams but caution is given in patience (by us or others) is rewarded when dreams are true. Ancestors have often been pulled away from reality to pressure illusions of life ..the desire of a pure heart sometimes hinders progress on the modern path.
3- (Spirit of the tribe: suggests how you are being influenced by friends, culture or community) The Magician– My tribe is my inspiration to achieve my purpose in this life. Live with a balance in the spirit and material worlds and be powerful and steady in both. My tribe encourages my creative and ultimate potential. Action instead of reaction. Truth shines strong.
4-(Spirit of Time: insights into the way you are being influenced by the times you are living thru, by age, or life stage you have reached) Nine of Swords– Time in history is dark, intense and unfortunate. My life and approach is shifting dramatically due to need for a career choice and military life. The world has no solutions for me and the ancestors have no advice because of this strange and unique world time. From myself …I have not yet experienced enough in this life to know how to react to this. It’s new and dark but dawn is coming soon.
5. (Spirit of Place: indicate how you are being influenced by your home, area or country you live in.) The Fferyyllt (Also known as:Temperance in Traditional decks)…no interpretation yet
6.(Spirit of Journey: shed light on the way you are being influenced by past experiences/life) Ace of Pentacles …..no interpretation yet
7. (Awen: Insights into the way you are being influenced by the Spirit OR The pattern you are pulling or weaving or has been weaved for you…::my addition to definition::…) Cernunnous( Also known as The Devil in Traditional decks) …No interpretation yet….
….It is late and time for bed. I’ll work on this more tomorrow but I found it pretty interesting. Anyone is welcome to add their thoughts as soon as I am done or before if they really must. Enjoy.