I’ve been evolving this personal spread which originally began with the standard 3 cards to check in on the energies each day. While shuffling, I’ll either clear my mind or focus on some person or issue dominating my thoughts. Here’s what the spread evolved into: INFLUENCE – This is energy coming into the day either from last night’s dreams, yesterday, the weeks or years before. PRESENT – This shows the energy of the present moment. INERTIA – This is where the energy wants to lead you as if standing in a river. If the card has a powerful or raging flow like one of the major arcana, you may have a hard time staying in place or changing course. ADVICE #1 – You can read these two advice cards together or separate. I really keep these in mind throughout the day – the meaning seems to unfold. ADVICE #2 I especially like to think of the Majors as causes and the Minors as effects. The court cards can either indicate specific people, or just give you and image of yourself in the course of the day. Here’s my reading this morning from El Gran Tarot Esoterico: EL CONSULTANTE (this deck’s Magician) has been coming up for me in daily readings in the position of influence — and today it makes me very happy. I’ve been focusing on alignment of the solar system inside of my body so that I can get back into my own projects and just be less of the asshole I was 10 years ago. THE TWO OF CUPS in the present moment makes perfect sense too. This is a card I got for what’s necessary to open up psychic channels. A loving meeting of minds. I’m trying! I particularly love the 5 OF CUPS here for the inertia of the day. It feels supremely witchy. Even though Risa has gone to Texas for the week, I’m still craving our tarot meeting tonight. ADVICE: EL CICLO (a/k/a Judgement) & DEATH. Wow, this is really begging me to make some progress today. Is it possible? If you do this spread, let me know how it goes?