I am currently doing an IDS with Tarot of the Sweet Twilight, by Cristina Benintende, so all of my personal spreads will be done with this deck until I've finished the IDS.
This spread was done because of all the daily cards I've been throwing for myself. They all indicate that change is occuring, but I cannot see it happening.
We are currently awaiting my husband's Visa from the US Consulate in Montreal, and the wait is excrutiating. The immigration process has been very long and very drawn out, and knowing that we are at the end of it has made our stress level much more intense than it was before. I'm very eager to go home and get my life back in order. The passport and necessary paperwork have been in Montreal for over 2 weeks, and we are unable to contact them for the status, so we're living every day, anxiously awaiting news.
Since all my daily draws were indicating that 'something' was happening, I decided to take a more thorough look at matters with this spread.
I used 8 cards, with assigned positions. This spread came from member rcb30872 on Aeclectic Tarot.
Card 1 asked: What challenges are we facing?
The card in this position was The Sun.
The Sun is an optimistic card, it's very difficult to find a negative aspect to it. But, in this case, I believe the delayed success we are experiencing at this point in time is the only challenge we face. This card indicates this, but also tells me that it will all work out in the end.
Card 2 asked: How do we face these challenges?
The card in this position was the Knight of Wands.
This card is all about change, journeys / traveling, and matters of importance - a very accurate portrayal of the things we are facing at this point in time. The Knight of Wands tells us that we need to have energy, enthusiasm and optimism to get through this. Someone from far away may lend their assistance.
Card 3 asked: What will be the outcome of facing these challenges?
The card in this position was the 5 of Wands.
The 5 of Wands tells us that success will come, but we will have to be assertive and aggressive to achieve what we want. Once this is all resolved, we will feel immense relief that the struggle is over.
Card 4 asked: What love opportunities will we have?
The card in this position was the 4 of Pentacles.
I believe this card may represent two different aspects. The kids and Pete are going to have to go through an adjustment period. They have never 'shared' me on a full time basis, and I believe this will be a transition for all of them, as well as myself. I also believe that this card indicates the growth that will occur in all of our relationships because of the changing circumstances. We will all be together, and my time will not be divided between them.
Card 5 asked: What career opportunities will I have?
The card in this position was the 6 of Chalices.
This could indicate that I may find work through an old friend or acquaintance, or simply that I will be returning to my old line of work in healthcare, which I have missed very much.
Card 6 asked: What financial opportunities will we have?
The card in this position was the Knave of Swords - this confused me a bit, so I threw another card for clarification...It was Temperance.
We will need to use moderation and wise money management in order to get back on our feet, and it may take some time. We will have to use our heads and proceed with caution.
Card 7 asked: What will our luck be like?
The card in this position is the 6 of Pentacles.
We will be rewarded by all our efforts - we will finally get what we've been striving for all this time, and it will be enough to make us very happy. We will get what we deserve, and we will be able to help others.
Card 8 asked: What will our overall near future be like as a result of the above?
The card in this position is the 9 of Wands.
We will still have hurdles to clear, but we will be on firm ground and able to do so. Life won't be simple for awhile, but with what we are facing, that's no surprise.
This was the first time I have used this spread, and overall, I like it. I would probably change up some of the questions for the next time I use it, but I am content with the answers I got.
I just have to be patient, and continue the wait.