The other day I had a prospective client contact me for a reading. She had not included a question in her email and when I asked what her question(s) might be, she came back with ‘I just want to know my future over the next few years…’
It’s been a long time since I had a request of this nature because most of my clients come to me via the blog and know at least a bit about how I work before contacting me for a reading. Most of you reading this now are well aware that I do not serve up the future on a silver platter. I had to explain that I probably wasn’t the right reader for her and that for forecast type readings, it works best if you stick to short time frames such as 6-8 weeks.
This also made me realise how important is to cement into people’s conscious awareness that the future is not set in stone and that what we think today, we live tomorrow. In my humble opinion, the real forte of the Tarot is problem resolution and goal manifestation. You may know where you are and where you want to be but you’ve stumbled across an obstacle – Tarot to the rescue! OR you could have a rough idea of where you want to be and you use the Tarot to map out how to get you there, including giving you the heads up on any future obstacles and blessings along the path to actively co-creating your destiny and manifesting your goals.
One of our members who had been reading the Top 5 Worst and Best Questions to Ask of the Tarot requested a Tarot spread for conscious co-creation and goal manifestation. I am more than happy to oblige with the general purpose spread below…
Manifestation Tarot Spread
1. Main energy manifesting itself through you with regards to reaching this goal
2. Main personal/spiritual development challenge
3. Main energy to work with (not against) for the planning stage
6. Main energy to work with (not against) for setting things in motion
9. Divine intervention/Outside influence as you move closer to your goal
10. What you must master along the journey
11. Most likely outcome
As always, bearing in mind that the outcome is not set in stone. Also, please set a realistic time frame. If you are working toward a really big goal that lies further ahead in the future, you will have many opportunities to change the projected outcome.
Feel free to use two separate decks for this Tarot spread. Personally, I would use a Majors only deck for positions 1, 3 and 6. Doing so allows for repetition of the Major Arcana cards in those positions and can create really deep insights into the dynamic of your journey.
Always place more emphasis on the Majors in your interpretation as they tend to not be as easily changed as the events and lessons of the Minors.
If you struggle with interpreting any of the cards, feel free to ask in the comments section below. You will need to provide your own interpretation and please understand that I can only answer very specific questions about a card or two that has you stumped.
For Tarot card meanings please click HERE.