Time with the tarot gets exciting when delightfully quirky things happen as they did this morning while I was working with a client. We used a six-card layout (see below) twice; once to explore option A (“What if I go ahead with this idea?”) and again to explore option B (What if I decide to let this idea go?”). Both times, the 7 of Wands reversed came up in the first position (hir motivation). The idea of this person as a laboratory of hir own life, self-esteem, and growth as well as experimenting with who s/he might be was hir motivation for both options. Ha! We both laughed for a couple of minutes or so when the same card turned up in the same position for both layouts. It seemed to me/us that the motivation, with or without Options A or B, was the greater learning.
Here’s the layout we used for each option:
My motivation for pursuing this option.
The advantages of pursuing this option.
The disadvantages of pursuing this option.
Resources that could support me if I pursue this option.
Blocks that could hinder me if I pursue this option.
How I’ll most likely feel about pursuing this option by [chosen time frame or date].