When I ask a ‘Yes or No’ question, I like to use a decision spread. The top row represents the present situation. What do I hope for? What do I fear? What do I need? The second row is the outcome of the ‘Yes’ path. The third row, then, is the outcome of the ‘No’ path. For simpler decisions, I just use three cards. However, this requires some thought so I have expanded the rows to each include three cards to explore the question and outcome.
The Two of Hearts, The Ten of Wands, The Ace of Wands
I interpret this as a desire for intimacy. I seek the energy and passion that the Ace of Wands hints at. However, I also know that relationships can be a burden on one’s soul. I desire to take some sort of action but I don’t know how to channel that.
The ‘Yes’ Path
The Queen of Swords, The Hierophant, Judgment
This seems a very heavy path to take. It tells me of many trials. It speaks of eventual happiness but the path there is one I might want to avoid. There is a person in my life who embodies the Queen of Swords. When this card comes up in my readings it is always a reference to her. And marriage for her tends to be full of difficulties. The Hierophant depicts a religious leader presiding over a marriage, but the other cards seem to suggest that I will still be alone. Judgment also recalls my previous spread, and that made me feel rather uncomfortable.
The ‘No’ Path
The Wheel of Fortune, The Empress, The Ace of Hearts
These cards seem to be telling me to wait and trust to fate. Life is a wheel and there will also come around another cycle, another opportunity. The Empress tends to imply creation, fertility, and motherhood. The Ace of Hearts tells me that the essence of love awaits.
I will follow the “No’ path. There is no sign of marriage or a partnership but perhaps that is not what I truly desire. Love is found in many places and not just with romantic partners.