Friday, December 25, 2009

6 Month Spread for D

This spread was requested for a friend of mine who is preparing to move her family to the US, pending her husband's immigrant Visa approval.

I chose a 6 Month spread that I've used in the past just to try to get an idea of the time frame they will be dealing with. This is a 21 card spread, with 7 columns and 3 cards assigned to each aspect/question of the spread. I have had amazing results with this one in the past.

I chose to use the Paulina Tarot, by Paulina Cassidy, as this seemed to be the best deck to use for my friend.

Cards 1, 2 and 3 represent "the self".

1) Page of Cups
2) The Fool
3) 7 of Cups

She is entering an emotional rebirth of sorts in her life - a period of new feelings and new attitudes, as well as emotional developement and increased sensitivity and maturity. She's feeling spontaneous and open - ready for a new adventure in her life. She's a bit unfocused and distracted, and she knows she has some unrealistic expectations at this time. She's also feeling a bit 'stuck'. Her thoughts are muddled , and it may not be a good time to make a major decision, unless she is able to clear her head and think through it slowly. She may need more information in order to make this decision.

Cards 4, 5 and 6 represent "what is closest to her/ what is affecting her the most".

4) The Hanged Man
5) 4 of Cups
6) 3 of Swords

She is suspended - in limbo - and she doesn't like it. She needs to take a deep breath, relax, and just 'hang out' for a bit. It's a good time to re-evaluate her attitude and long term goals, while things are calm and she can think straight. She's a bit discontent, maybe even bored with some aspect of her life. She feels emotionally drained. She has been hurt emotionally by someone that she loves recently, and there may even be some sort of separation involved. It is making her sad, and bothering her alot more than she lets on.

Cards 7, 8 and 9 represent "hopes and fears/ dreams and wishes".

7) 5 of Pentacles
8) The Magician
9) Knight of Cups

She is afraid of loss, hardship and disappointment. She's also concerned about a legal situation resulting in a financial loss, and this may very well happen. At the same time, she's very hopeful about the impending move, as she believes it will open up her family to endless possibilities. For once, she feels she is in control of her own destiny, and she knows that keeping that control is half the battle. She is anxious for new experiences and new opportunities. She is following her dreams. I believe that returning to the US is much more important to her (and has been for some time) than she is letting on.

Cards 10, 11 and 12 represent "what she expects".

10) 8 of Cups
11) Wheel of Fortune
12) Page of Pentacles

She is ready to say goodbye to this part of her life and move on. (A relocation or major change are highly indicated.) The change will be an emotional one for her, no matter how much it will make her happy in the long run. She is confident that this change is the best thing for her family, and they are everything to her. She's expecting a better life ahead for all of them, with luck and good fortune. She is waiting for good news. Educational opportunities are also an expectation, but I don't believe this is solely in regards to the girls. Is she considering going back to school, as well?

Cards 13, 14 and 15 represent "what she does not expect".

13) 3 of Cups
14) Temperance
15) The High Priestess

Something to celebrate is right around the corner. There will still be work ahead, but she's going to be very happy to do what is necessary. Moderation and wise management will be key to her success - she must slow down and evaluate things, but remain open to compromise. Something is going on beneath the surface. She should follow her intuition on this and she will get the answers that she needs.

Cards 16, 17 and 18 represent the next 2 - 3 months.

16) Two of Cups
17) Knight of Swords
18) The Chariot

Her close intimate relationship/ bonds / friendships will strengthen. There may even be new ones that will be very cherished to her, invaluable. She will meet new people and have new experiences - there are going to be sudden changes. It's going to be a very active and very 'on the go' 2-3 months! She will need to keep her head, and be careful and not allow her emotions to interfere with her logic and reason. The Chariot says it all in this reading. It indicates travel, and a need to stay centered and calm in order to steer a middle course through all of this in order to get to where she wants to be. It will all work out, because she has the strength and composure to pull it off.

Cards 19, 20 and 21 represent 3 - 6 months ahead in the future.

19) 9 of Pentacles
20) 7 of Wands
21) The Empress

Fulfillment and completion will be hers! She has earned it. She will be exactly where she wants to be during this time frame. She did it! It wasn't without challenge, but she got through it. She still has adjustment and change to deal with, but this is what she wanted, and she will do just fine. She will settle back into her family life quite comfortably, because it's really all been about doing what is best for her family. She will feel like a different person on all levels - as a mother and a wife. She knows she has done the best she can for her family, and it's time to reap the rewards!

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