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Story spread

I haven't really tried this, though I've laid out a few cards to get a "feel." I just thought of it, and I don't have time to sit and work it out. Basically, its a 4 card spread, the intent is to make associations between the cards.

Seperate the court cards and shuffle. Deal one for the main character - use attributes for that card as part of the personality, looks, etc.

Shuffle the remaining court cards into the deck. Lay out 3 more cards for the beginning, middle and end of the story. Create a story to link the cards together. Use any additional cards "between" to bridge if necessary/desired.

The story can be short, a "moment in time", or long. Use impressions first, book associations second. (for myself, do it however you like, obviously)

For my visual layout...which is just 4 cards in a line, I have:

Knight of Cups - a hero in waiting. He's ready to go and looking to win the fair princess back.

Kinight of Wands - Ready for action, taking up the defense.

8 of Pentacles - Work to be done, focus, intent.

3 of Wands - watching the world roll by and reaping the rewards or punishments. Decisions made - waiting game.

Now, all I have to do is build a story around that, embellish it a little. Maybe it'll do two things at once - interest my Muse and help me read the cards together. I just have to remind myself that it doesn't have to be long, or even complete (the "moment in time")...just so that I make the associations flow into each other. It doesn't even matter if I refer to a book or two for associations.

From this point, I can even add more cards if needed or desired to help "fill in" blanks or gaps, further helping me to understand the flow of the cards.

Maybe now that I have my room to myself, I can attempt this at home. Yeah, sure, okay :P

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