Blind Spot Spread
This spread is used to enhance self-awareness. Questions about learning something about yourself or things that are hidden work very well with this spread, but actually no question is necessary.
- This card displays the obvious identity, the part of your self that you are consciously aware of and project to others.
- This card shows unconscious driving forces that neither you nor others are aware of about you. This is the Great Unknown. Nobody knows what this card means.
- The part of yourself that you conceal, that you don’t want others to know about is apparent in this card.
- This is your Blind Spot. This is what you asked about which you should be made aware of by this reading. You may wish to pay close attention to these mannerisms.
Your Blind Spot Reading
|What you know||What you don't know|
|What others know||
7 of Swords
8 of Pentacles
|What others don't know||
This card displays your obvious identity, the part of you that everyone knows.
7 of Swords
A man in the act of carrying away five swords rapidly; the two others of the card remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.
Design, attempt, wish, hope, confidence; also quarrelling, a plan that may fail, annoyance. The design is uncertain in its import, because the significations are widely at variance with each other.
This card shows unconscious driving forces that neither you nor your company is aware of about you. This is the Great Unknown.
The distinction between this card and some of the conventional types is that the moon is increasing on what is called the side of mercy, to the right of the observer. It has sixteen chief and sixteen secondary rays. The card represents life of the imagination apart from life of the spirit. The path between the towers is the issue into the unknown. The dog and wolf are the fears of the natural mind in the presence of that place of exit, when there is only reflected light to guide it.
The last reference is a key to another form of symbolism. The intellectual light is a reflection and beyond it is the unknown mystery which it cannot shew forth. It illuminates our animal nature, types of which are represented below - the dog, the wolf and that which comes up out of the deeps, the nameless and hideous tendency which is lower than the savage beast. It strives to attain manifestation, symbolized by crawling from the abyss of water to the land, but as a rule it sinks back whence it came. The face of the mind directs a calm gaze upon the unrest below; the dew of thought falls; the message is: Peace, be still; and it may be that there shall come a calm upon the animal nature, while the abyss beneath shall cease from giving up a form.
Hidden enemies, danger, calumny, darkness, terror, deception, occult forces, error.
The secrets you keep from others are shown by this card.
A great, radiant star of eight rays, surrounded by seven lesser stars - also of eight rays. The female figure in the foreground is entirely naked. Her left knee is on the land and her right foot upon the water. She pours Water of Life from two great ewers, irrigating sea and land. Behind her is rising ground and on the right a shrub or tree, whereon a bird alights. The figure expresses eternal youth and beauty. The star is l'etoile flamboyante, which appears in Masonic symbolism, but has been confused therein. That which the figure communicates to the living scene is the substance of the heavens and the elements. It has been said truly that the mottoes of this card are Waters of Life freely and Gifts of the Spirit.
The summary of several tawdry explanations says that it is a card of hope. On other planes it has been certified as immortality and interior light. For the majority of prepared minds, the figure will appear as the type of Truth unveiled, glorious in undying beauty, pouring on the waters of the soul some part and measure of her priceless possession. But she is in reality the Great Mother in the Kabalistic Sephira Binah, which is supernal Understanding, who communicates to the Sephiroth that are below in the measure that they can receive her influx.
Eternal youth and beauty, gifts of the spirit, hope and bright prospects.
This is your Blind Spot. This is what you asked about - what you wished to be made aware of by this reading.
8 of Pentacles
An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, perhaps in the preparatory stage.