I love to try out new tarot spreads. It's like anything new. It gives you the gift of a shifted perspective. So, when I received a notice of Barbara Moore's new blog post on Llewelyn, I had to dig in and try a spread for myself.
The Nuts and Bolts
I did the second reading in the post. It's intended for personal insight, so it uses just the court cards. I separated those from the rest of the deck and got to shuffling. Read through the entire spread rundown before you start the process. I used the Extra card as a means to identify what I need to meditate on or work towards in my financial life.
My Emotional Attitude: King of Swords
"You could set limits, and if necessary deprive yourself of something desired in order to honor a principle or decision. If required, you could sever or cut off whatever in unnecessary, even if it entails making personal sacrifices."
My Intellectual Attitude: Page of Cups
"A new idea which needs to be developed. You could be attending to voices from your dreams, intuition, or the unconscious."
My Practical Attitude: King of Cups
"A deep-seated worry or problem reemerges. To keep yourself from being overcome by emotions, you may need to exert rigid self-control, and might appear to be cold as a fish."
My Spiritual Attitude: Page of Rods, Rx
"A messenger who brings bad news, such as a letter of rejection."
Extra: Knight of Rods
"Forward thinking and future oriented."
What I learned...
This reading revealed the spiritual motivations I have with money, and drew my attention to it through the reversal (Reversed Page of Rods). I've been waiting for The Universe to send me a rejection letter, to give me bad news. I have reacted to this with my own set of austerity measures (Maybe I was Greek in another life?). That belief has affected me emotionally (King of Swords) and I have acted on it (King of Cups). This is true. I have been aggressive about saving for retirement, sometimes too aggressive. My desire to save did pay off when I found myself downsized a few years ago. But that experience also fueled what I was shown in the Reversed Page of Rods. I have given up a lot of extras to keep down my expenses. I just "splurged" on a TV that cost as much as some people pay for a month of cable. I'm bare bones, but I'm not in debt.
My Extra card (Knight of Rods) reinforced the message of my Intellectual card (Page of Cups). I think I need to let these two cards work together. I need to trust my intuition more in financial decisions, especially when I am developing new ideas. It's possible I will eventually find a revenue stream in one or more of my creative ideas. So, I will work to magnetize more hopeful energy to my financial life. I will pay attention to my dreams and intuition. I will write down more of those great ideas, and see how I can nurture them, and let them pay off.
In the meantime, let me know if you try any of these readings yourselves. If you want me to do a reading for you, look me up on Etsy, in the shop Tell Me, Howe. Blessings on your journey!