The Power of a Spread To Generate Dialogue

Georgina knows all too well the power of a spread and that Tarot reading is a search, a journey, a quest for the truth. On the inside of the Mystical Shaman Oracle there is an important quote. “Before there was time, before there was language, there were sacred symbols.” At its best Tarot draws from us what we struggle to express.

Georgina, like so many highly sensitive people feels less comfortable talking about herself. She has little problem meeting the needs of others but is slow to identify her own needs, or too acknowledge her skills. So I decided that it was the perfect time to introduce her to the I Am Pretty Fucking Amazing Spread to see what we could draw out.

Georgina literally laughed at me when I suggested this, telling me that this was an approach she had never tried but would love to test run. I produced my Tarot of the Sweet Twilight cards and said that I would draw the cards for her. She clapped her hands with delight telling me that it was fascinating to be on the other side of the table.

I laid out a photo of her alongside a LeGrande Circus and Side Show promotional poster and then laid out the three cards

Well, both Georgie and I had the same reaction when we viewed her cards. We were pretty fucking amazed!

Over many glasses of wine Georgie and I talked about what we could see in these cards. We covered a broad range of subjects from her experiences as a reader, the fact that a Death Card had shown up again, the terror clients had about the death card showing up in a reading, her willingness to follow the call of the siren, the times that she had to reinvent herself.

Inspired, Georgie pulled out the outdated planner I had bought and began to make notes. She thinks anyone who is in to journal keeping, writing fiction or who simply wants to do some memoir work will certainly benefit from doing a spread like this.

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