May 9, 2008 by Art of Cartomancy
This spread is an abbreviated variation of Chanah’s Line of 9 Spread. Instead of 9 cards, I thought I begin by working with only 5.
Okay, the truth is that I tried a Line of 9 reading this morning, and card 24 The Heart came out in the center position. I got a little overwhelmed trying to tie all the cards and combinations together, so I scrapped it for the moment and decided to start with a simpler 5 card spread instead. I’ll go back to the Line of 9 later, and maybe if I can figure it out I’ll post it tomorrow. 🙂
For this spread I shuffled the cards while ‘charging’ the Man to represent myself (I want to make sure these cards pertain to me, and not to someone around me). Then I cut the deck into three piles, re-stacked, and dealt the five cards from the top of the reconstituted deck.
I decided ahead of time that the middle card would serve as the key card, and provide the focus for the reading. The Tree as key card can represent my health or my life in general. It can also refer to my spirituality.
Stork + Crossroads + Tree = This looks like a change (Stork) that I’ve been hesitating (Crossroads) over for a long time (Tree). This could be a life (tree) changing (Stork) decision (crossroads)– Perhaps affecting my health, or general well being (Tree).
Tree + Birds + Sun = This looks like a minor health (Tree) issue (Birds) that is clearing up (Sun), and a return to health and vitality (Sun).
Stork + Sun shows positive changes or an increase in energy. Crossroads + Birds indicates discussing choices or decisions, so I may seek some help with getting my on the right track.
I know I should take better care of myself, and I have been putting off starting a regular exercise program and eating healthier. I think the cards are telling me to get my butt in gear, and start taking care of my health.