Here I present another of my decision spreads. This one however does not detail a Yes/No path. It only presents different aspects of the ‘Yes’ path. I like to use this layout when deciding upon a voluntary course of action. In these cases deciding upon the ‘No’ path will just maintain the status quo. However, the ‘Yes’ path looks very tempting and so I would like to know more about it.
The first row is nonpositional. In this row I ask the cards, “Tell me what you will of this path I am contemplating.” This provides the overall impression. The second row is Past/Present/Future. Here I ask, “What will following this path mean for my spirit?” The third row is Challenge/Advice/Outcome. In this row I ask, “What are the challenges and outcomes of this road?” This is the most practical of all the roads.
Now, for some background. I wrote a short story a while back. However, it’s been on my mind a lot and I feel that I need to expand the story to book length. Actually, it’s like a particularly persistent and annoying itch. Just one thing: I’ve never written a novel before. So here’s my question:
“Should I write this book?”
o.O I’m going to take that as a ‘Yes.’ My first impression is fire and lots of it. Fitting for a question about creativity, creation, and ambition. The second impression. I don’t see a single negative card. In fact, the spread is chock-full of my favorite cards. Six of Swords, Six of Hearts, The World… Even the Prince of Hearts makes another appearance. Hmm…
Six of Wands, Prince of Hearts, The World
I’m seeing victory, glory and success here. In fact The World is the only major arcana in this spread. It speaks of fulfillment on both the spiritual and physical level. The Six of Wands speaks of victory on the more material level: A fulfillment of one’s ambition. And the Prince of Hearts returns. I’ve had a suspicion about him recently. As shown in my previous posts, I am the Queen of Hearts. Thus the Prince of Hearts, assuming the court cards stand for royal families, would be my child. In this case that child would be a work I have given birth to from my mind. The prince also represents art and emotion.
Two of Wands, Prince of Wands, King of Wands
Fire, Fire everywhere… This is the Past/Present/Future row. I think the progression of time is quite clear. Usually I interpret the court cards as actual people. However, I specifically requested that the cards represent myself. On the spiritual level this will be a time of fulfilling ambitions. The Two of Wands, the past, represents planning; the Prince of Wands, the present, is ambition; the King of Wands, the future, is dynamism. This row tells me of reaching personal fulfillment through action.
Three of Wands, Six of Swords, Six of Hearts
This is the practical challenge and outcome. Fire, Air, Water. The Three of Wands represents opportunity; the Six of Wands is a journey; the Six of Hearts is joy. It is time to seize this opportunity and embark on that challenging mental journey. At the end of it lies joy.
Basically the cards are screaming at me, “Go for it!” There are no negatives. At the end of this lies joy. This is what you were meant for.