Card 1. The Querent
Card 2. Reason for the trip
Card 3. Preparations needed
Card 4. People you will meet and accommodations
Card 5. Focus of the trip
Card 6. Watch out!
Card 7. Gift received or lessons learned
Card 8. Gifts given or what you leave behind
Card 9. Outcome
So here is an example reading using The Traveler’s Spread. Querent was a young woman traveling south and teaching yoga workshops along the way.
Card 1 -6 of Pentacles – she is sharing resources. There is an even exchange of money spent and experience gained. Hey – trips can be expensive! And this woman was going to be teaching yoga workshops along the way, so this looks good!
Card 2- 5 0f Swords – time to get out of a no win situation.
Card 3 – 6 of Swords – look at that progression. Taking off is the right thing to do. Make sure to keep your focus. Declutter – don’t overpack!
Card 4- 3 of Cups – how great is that? She will meet lots of new friends and have a good time.
Card 5 – Page of Swords – A young person who is ready to try her new idea! This trip will focus on self growth and discovery.
Card 6 -Two of Pentacles – what is this warning – handling too much? Overspending? Meeting someone shady? I reiterated the need to be careful with her money and watch out for people who may misrepresent themselves (reflects back on card 2)
Card 7 – Judgement – WOW! Two major arcana say pay attention! This trip will be life altering! Transformative!
Card 8 – The Hermit – This card does represent finding a teacher. Maybe she will leave people seeking more? Or maybe a special some one will be missing her….
Card 9 – 3 of Wands – This trip will leave her full of ambition and planning for more!
So overall, a great reading about what looks to be a very transformative trip!
I would love to hear how you would adjust the card meanings (nothing yet about “Will my car break down?”) or interpret this yourself in the comments.
Safe travels! Thanks for stopping by!