The Horseshoe Spread

For whom? The horseshoe tarot spread is suitable for anyone seeking detailed insights into their current life situation, covering past influences, present circumstances, and potential future outcomes.

Explanation: The horseshoe is a 7 cards tarot spread to create a comprehensive overview of a situation. It starts with influences from the past, examines the present, and predicts upcoming influences. It provides advice on the best course of action, explores the attitudes of others involved, identifies possible obstacles, and predicts the likely outcome if things continue on their current path. This spread is versatile and can be used for a variety of questions and situations.

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1. Focus on the question and shuffle the deck

2. Reveal the cards

Reversed and upright cards are interpreted differently.

Tarot Card Back1. Past Influences
Tarot Card Back2. Present Circumstances
Tarot Card Back3. Upcoming Influences
Tarot Card Back4. Best Course of Action
Tarot Card Back5. The Attitude of Others
Tarot Card Back6. Possible Obstacles
Tarot Card Back7. Final Outcome

More about the Horseshoe Spread

The Horseshoe Tarot Spread is an extensive seven-card layout used to explore a question or situation from multiple angles. It provides a detailed overview of the past, present, and future influences and offers advice for navigating the situation.

Placement of Cards in a Horseshoe Tarot Spread

In a tarot reading using the ”Horseshoe” layout, the cards are placed in a way that resembles the shape of a horseshoe. This popular layout is used to gain insight into various aspects of a query. However, the actual way the cards are laid out is not crucial in itself; consistency in interpreting them according to their positions each time is what matters.

Here’s how to lay the cards out ”correctly”:

Horseshoe Tarot Spread

Here is a detailed explanation of each card in the spread:

  1. Past Influences: This card reveals factors from your past that still affect your current situation. It helps identify underlying causes and past events that shape your current position.
  2. Current Circumstances: This card focuses on what’s happening in your life right now. It highlights the current conditions and the major challenges or opportunities you face.
  3. Upcoming Influences: This card shows what’s coming next; the factors that may soon influence your situation. It provides insights into future challenges or opportunities.
  4. Best Action: The central card in the Horseshoe Tarot Spread advises on the most advantageous action to take. This card is the core of the spread, where all previous cards lead up to this one and all subsequent cards provide further insight into it.
  5. Others’ Attitudes: This card reveals how other people around you are influencing the situation or your question. It explores external influences from friends, family, colleagues, or others involved.
  6. Possible Obstacles: This card highlights potential obstacles or challenges that may get in the way of achieving the desired outcome. It helps you prepare and possibly avoid these obstacles.
  7. Final Outcome: The last card provides a prediction of how the situation is likely to end if nothing changes. It shows the probable result based on current conditions and trends.

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