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The ‘think I should do’ tarot spread

I’m sure most of us have seen numerous variations of that meme that goes around. The one with ‘what I think I do’, ‘what my friends think I do’ and ‘what I actually do’. For a while I had considered using it as a tarot spread. However when I actually came to do a reading using it, I found myself modifying it somewhat. I describe it here with four cards, which is its simplest form, for an issue concerning two parties, the querent and one other (labeled X). For multiple party issues, added extra cards for Y, Z etc.

  1. What X thinks I/we should do.
  2. What I/we think I/we should do.
  3. What I/we will probably do.
  4. What I/we should actually do.

So far Dana and I have used this spread several times, always with interesting results. I will share an example in another blog post. I just wanted to write up the theory in its own blog.

I guess it can be used not just for tarot, but for any divination system in which you can select four answers.



The Devil Horny bastard Upside down and running from the King of Swords A man of action Sharp wit and intellect whom pines the Queen of Wands Regal and beautiful

Adorned with emeralds looming by her side the
Two of Wands
A man with two wands
Like a double rainbow he hones his sight on
Six of Wands
Guarding the entrance of Wand Castle
Possibly hawking wands turned to face the
Eight of Cups
Who walks the desert leaving cups that are
Useless without water blowing east to Sir
King of Wands

Even more bejewelled than the Queen like A mainstream rap star down from him lurks Ten of Cups In his cat sanctuary and cups that Never overspill because they are filled With the boundless love of the core The World