The Blockbuster Tarot Spread Sample 2
This is a 37-card reading, which firstly locates blockages and then aims to bust them!
Now for the reading sample, cut down for privacy's sake and displaying approximately half of the actual reading:
The essence of the matter: 5 of wands, VI Lovers, 3 of swords
This reading searches out areas that tend to cause blockages in our abilities to live our lives to the utmost. One thing I noticed in the early round of tests is that no matter how focussed the querent tries to make the “blockage” area, the reading still appears to go rooting about looking for what it regards to be the “real” problem – or at the very least, the first thing that can be successfully tackled. So if this reading goes off at an apparent tangent – that’s why. It seems as though the reading is determined to offer the querent something tangible to work on, which will yield them a sense of solid achievement should they put its principles into effect.
Things which remain hidden or concealed about the matter: 9 of swords, X Fortune, page of cups
Obstacles: 7 of wands, 8 of swords, knight of pents
The heart: XVI the Tower, 4 of cups, XIII Death
Ooh dear…an imprisoned heart….I bet you find it desperately hard to draw truly close to people don’t you? Now…..this is probably due to two things – you have been taught at an almost subliminal level that, no matter how well-meaning a person is and no matter how dearly they care for you, they will be untrustworthy in the end…..
The head: page of wands, Ace of pents, 10 of swords
It is probable that far more goes on at the thought level with you than at the feeling level – but then feelings are quite threatening aren’t they? Much easier to think a thing through that to relate to your feelings about it….
The spirit: 9 of pentacles, 4 of pents, 8 of pents
It is unusual to produce so many Disks on a position relating to spirit…from this we learn that above all you need to ground. There’s an enormous amount to be gained by finding ways to earth yourself efficiently. It will make it easier for you to “anchor” the subtle shifts you make within yourself – and it will probably also assist in calming your rationalisation.
You have a remarkably strong spirit you know – and probably in later years a developing healing skill which will bring a great deal of comfort to others. I think even now you feel yourself naturally drawn toward the healing arts, but then you tend to shy away quickly, because you feel unable to trust how your investment of energy would affect things.
As you gain some peace about yourself, I think you will find it becoming increasingly easier to feel that it is OK to simply go with your instincts. I do believe you have an important “job” to do which relates in some way to healing. Perhaps the whole point here is that you need to heal yourself first, in order that you can fully understand the hurts of others.
External pressures: XX Judgement, 7 of swords, 2 of cups
Hmmm….in a way we are revisiting the things we talked about earlier here – so it becomes increasingly important to study yourself and your environment seeking out things that you may regard as negative influences and either challenging them – or moving away from them.
The sense that you are unable to make a significant difference to your world is a dangerous one, you know. I think this pulls you back to childhood again – children are, by nature, far less free to make decisions affecting the nuts and bolts of their world than are adults. When you find yourself feeling “unimportant” this causes a desperate sense of helplessness and sadness within you. It is important to try to steer clear of situations and individuals who induce this effect in you…..
Old habits: 3 of cups, 5 of pents, 8 of cups
We see here how often you have felt as though you must “make others happy”. You have spent quite a lot of your time trying to match up to irrelevant standards, to fit in with expected modes of behaviour, to please the people you care about….
New thoughts: 2 of swords, ace of pents, 3 of pents
You know you are beginning to build up a reserve of inner strength here. Over this last year or so you have made some really significant steps forward in setting yourself free from some of the restrictions you were formerly facing…...
Sometimes you do become afraid that the new ideas you have are groundless, and that those individuals from your past who seemed to judge you so harshly were right in what they thought.
In many ways we have covered this section as we have worked our way through the spread I guess. But here you are advised to be gentle and loving with yourself – forgiving and responsive to your own needs. It is important that you are willing to take things steadily – each triumph growing out of and building upon the last.
It is probably worth trying to look more deeply into things that catch your interest. There are things out there that will capture your imagination and grow to be exceedingly important for you. Be willing to give each new idea the room to settle in before you move onward.
You need to be brave enough to love yourself, and to stand alone – you will not really be free until your own opinion of yourself is the most important of all. Naturally trying to walk that path will be scary at times – but you have the strength to get you through.
And I believe you can fill up your life with the realisation of your dreams.
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