Horse Shoe Spread

Horse Shoe Spread #1

 

 

Difficulty: Easy

The Horse Shoe is an old classic tarot spread. It is more advanced than the 3-card reading, yet simpler than most other spreads. It is a versatile method that can be used for most queries, though there are other spreads which would go into more depth. Like the simple Past, Present, and Future spread, it contains these cards in positions 1, 2, and 7, but also has 4 other cards that help the reader understand how to deal with the Future better. The cards are to be read as follows:

  1. The Past: This card represents past events that are affecting the question.
  2. The Present: This card represents the current state or immediately approaching influence.
  3. Hidden Influences: Things that you may not be aware of, or barely be aware of.
  4. Obstacles: This is the challenge. Obstacles might be avoided, or you may have to deal with them.
  5. External Influences: Attitudes and thoughts about this situation from people around the querent.
  6. Suggestions: Recommended course of action.
  7. The Final Outcome: This card represents what would happen if the suggestion is followed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Horse Shoe Reading

  Obstacle

Nine of Spades
 
Hidden Influences

Two of Clubs
  External Influences

Jack of Diamonds
The Present

Five of Spades
  Suggestion

Seven of Spades
The Past

Ten of Hearts
  The Outcome

Seven of Hearts

 

 

 

 

The Past Card represents past events that are affecting the question.

 

Ten of Hearts

"Satiety"

Mars in Pisces

Pleasure fulfilled yet incomplete.

 

 

 

 

The Present Card represents the current state or immediately approaching influence.

 

Five of Spades

"Defeat"

Venus in Aquarius

Weakness, loss, spite, malice, trouble, dishonor, anxiety. A driver of wedges.

 

 

 

 

Hidden Influences - Things that you may not be aware of, or barely be aware of.

 

Two of Clubs

"Dominion"

Mars in Aries

Fire in its strongest form. Influence, courage, boldness, fierceness.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacle - This is the challenge.

 

Nine of Spades

"Cruelty"

Mars in Gemini

Suffering, pain, malice, loss, lies, dispair, slander.

 

 

 

 

External Influences - Attitudes about this situation from people around the querent.

 

Jack of Diamonds

Taurus

A young man with skill in practical matters, reliable, and perhaps dull. He resents spiritual types, being beyond his scope.

 

 

 

 

Suggestion - The recommended course of action. 

 

Seven of Spades

"Futility"

Moon in Aquarius

Fighting a hopeless battle in vain, with no prospect of victory. Partial success by stalling through lack of energy when victory is achieved.

 

 

 

 

The Outcome - What will happen if the suggestion is followed.

 

Seven of Hearts

"Debauch"

Venus in Scorpio

Loss or lack of moral values. Deception, shameless indulgence, lust, fornication, intoxication, delusion, promises unfulfilled.

 

 

 


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