I haven't shared a tarot spread in a long while so I thought I'd put focus today on my 5-card go-to. I call this spread Past, Present Future, Focus and it's incredibly versatile because you can use it in cases where there is a question, but also in cases where there is not; the general "tell me anythings".
As a reader, one of my stumbling blocks can be quickly crafting something to perfectly suit the situation when I'm with a person live. With this spread though, it's as if I always have something in my back pocket that I know will apply to just about any inquiry.
Below is an image of the card placements and following that I will describe in more detail what each spot represents.
Card 1. Past influences that are impacting the present.
Card 2. What is happening presently that the seeker needs to be aware or an aspect of the present that the reading is addressing.
Card 3. Possible future outcome based on trajectory.
Card 4. In regards to the situation or themes uncovered in the first 3 cards, this card represents what the seeker should place focus on in order to get the most desired results.
Card 5. In regards to the situation or themes uncovered in the first 3 cards, this card represents what the seeker should remove focus from in order to get the most desired results.
As it pertains to card 3, The Future, the seeker should note if the outcome indicated is desired or not. If not, then the focus cards should serve as immediate action that can be taken to correct the situation. If the outcome depicted is quite desirable, then it is likely the seeker is already on the right path, and following the advice of cards 4 and 5 will only heighten the desired results. It may also validate the actions the seeker is currently taking or indicate that the focus cards are already being achieved or would be easy to - basically, the seeker should stay the course!
This spread is quick, fairly simple and easily applied to most any situation. I'd love for you to give it a whirl and if you do, let me know what you think!
Until next time,