The Lavender Mars Tarot Spread
and cut the deck as you would normally and deal them into eight equal
decks (setting aside as discards any left over or remaining cards) but
only after selecting the significator.
2. Flip up
the top card of each deck and add any pairs of the same numbre or suit
to the discard pile. Piles which reveal a major arcana card are
3. After all
pairs or matching cards are removed and added to the discard pile the
remaining face up cards are placed face down on the bottom of each deck
which they came from. Stack these decks, shuffle and redeal as
before. Once again turn up the top card of each deck and
repeat the elimination process. Continue this way of flipping and
reshuffling until you cannot eliminate anymore cards.
4. Once all
cards are face up without the ability to eliminate any more cards, or
you have compleated this method eight successive time, then place all
face up cards, face down, on the bottom of their decks. You will
unlikely ever have less than eight cards but should this occur the
reading is forfeited and assumed an ill-omen.
remaining piles into one deck, shuffle and cut these as you would for
any reading. Place the significator at card zero (0) position and
deal sequentially from the deck until all cards are spent. The
eight piles are called stations and the rows called quadrants.
Both will individually be explained below. Should the cards not
deal evenly the last remaining few are discarded. However though
this spread has these piles only the top-most card is read.
Optionally one can look at the second top-most card as an underlying
influence of the top cards of each deck.
Defining the stations:
Each station is
read individually and not in relationship to the other cards.
Significator. The card you chose to represent the querant.
1. The Ideal
Man. The querant's expectations, often unrealistic, about the
sort of partner they seek.
Right. What he actually needs from a relationship.
Bum. The man he should have lived without and what he learned.
4. Here He
Comes. The next man moving into life or if already present may
give insight into him instead. But remember just because we are
in a relationship it doesn't mean it's the right one or that there's
not another moving in.
On. That which the querent SHOULD bring from the last
relationship and why.
6. New Olde
Habits. Bad baggage the new Mr. Right is bring and why he SHOULD
The Past. Excess baggage you should have lost in transit and why
or what one should have learned from the experience and how not to
carry that baggage into the next one.
8. Right As
Rain. That which Mr. Right will bring with him that is positive
and will help form this relationship.
These are read in
groups and in relationship to the other cards of that group and the
below reference letters are coloured to match the image with the
following exceptions. The image does not contain quadrants D, E
and F but are composed of the rows and should not be difficult to
figure out. Quadrant D contains cards numbred 5, 1 and 8;
quadrant E contains cards 7, 0 and 4; and of course the remainder is
composed to form quadrant F.
A. Learn Or Relive.
The querant's past and it's influence.
B. Facts And
Falicies. The present ideals, foundations and other fantasies the
querant imagines he understands. This quadrant either affirms
what the querant knows to be true or clears up their misinterpretations.
C. Que Sera,
Sera. That which is coming to pass in the near future and/or
moving out of the querant's life.
Yesterdays And Tomorrows. Balance, positive attributes of the
past and present and how they harmonize with the future events
Lovers, Myself. Reflections on the self and its aspects and
F. One Bad
Apple. The negative traits surrounding the yesterdays, today and
X. Cross To Bear.
The querant's negative aspects and baggage compared to Mr. Right's
positives and how they interrelate.
Z. Bear To Cross.
The querant's positive aspects and baggage compared to Mr. Right's
negatives and how they interrelate.
Though some of the
names used to define the areas of the spread are "cutesy" and fun
intentionally but this reading is complicated and contains a lot of
comparison possibilities for cross-referencing through-out. So do
not allow the cutesiness to disarm you. If you find the names too
distracting make-up your own for your use, but please don't try to
claim my hard work as your own after so doing. If you feel it's
too complicated for you to tackle then don't. If you're
comfortable with it and confident in your understanding of the reading
and your skills as a reader then do not hesitate to explore all of the
many angles and possibilities of this multi-trine reading. See the below
notes for other important comments.
NOTES: This spread is designed
for homosexual relationships and should only be used for such as that's
where I've found my best successes. The
Song Of Sappho spread (forthcoming) is for lesbian relations.
little in the way of readings specifically designed for either so I
felt inclined to create one for them. Besides, I needed it for
folke as most common relationship oriented spreads didn't really seem
to mee their needs. Just to clarify leaving no room for question,
homosexual refers to same sex male romantic relationships and lesbian
refers to the same in regards to females. However I have used it
all types of relationships and alterations/results were as follows:
I have successfully used this reading for heterosexual couples however
instead of eight piles in the elimination process I dealt nine and that
seemed to assist it. I refer to this spread as The Green Venus
Spread. However, I find this method no better for heterosexuals
far less complicated ones.
I attempted this spread for lesbian relationships calling it The Red
Venus Spread but was less satisfied with it (thus the creation of The
Song Of Sappho Spread). I tried the original eight (8) pile
the participants just didn't feel it was accurate. So I tried it
The Green Venus Spread but experienced the same dissatisfied
But when I changed the numbre of the piles dealt to seven (7) the
situation did improve but I don't think it was much more satisfying
than before in all honesty.
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