The Boost Your Benefits Tarot Spread is a wonderful layout for Tarot Professionals to use in several situations. It is optimal to use before being introduced to a new client, for performing cold readings, and for getting assistance with tough clients and difficult readings. It is even great to use for interviewing a newly acquired deck. The Tarot Spread works well for general inquiries and as a personal development spread for casual readers too!
The Tarot spread is centered around the nature of being of service. For example, how to best be of service for a clients needs, how to best serve your goals in an awkward situation, or how a new deck can be of service to you.
The Boost Your Benefits 5-card Tarot Oracle Spread is the perfect layout to reveal what energies to sync with and be aware of, and to get a look at how acts-of-service will give a needed boost where you need it in your life.
This tarot spread works well for general insight or for specific areas related to work, relationships, finance and spiritual matters. It can be read with a Tarot deck or oracle decks using a Tarot format with beautiful results.
The spread, instructions and an affirmation for the reading are below:
Reversals are okay to use with this Tarot spread. Shuffle the deck as you normally would with your topic or matter in mind. The focus of the reading should be centered around the nature of being of service. Cut the cards and collect them together into a single deck.
Please note that only the first of each type of card [rank] dealt from the deck is placed into the spread. Any extras are set aside and not used for the reading.
Begin dealing from the top of the deck. Lay the first of each type of card in the order of the layout above. The bottom card from the deck will be placed on the far right at the end of the reading.
- The First Major – (Higher Self) How can I be of service?
- The First Court Card – (Discovery/Mastery) What do I need to learn? / Where do I need more experience?
- The First Ace – (Spirit Guide) What Energy/Influence do I partner with to enter into this endeavor with grace?
- The First Minor – (Advice) What can support me today towards achieving…?
- The Bottom Card – (Shadow Card) What lurks in the shadows that might hinder or delay success?
Example: (Simplified Interpretations, TdM deck)
Matter – The first time reading for a brand new client.
Draws – Death, Queen of Pentacles, Ace of Pentacles, 7 of Wands (℞), 10 of Cups (℞)
First Major: How can I be of service to my new client?
(Death) – Focus on how to help facilitate change.
First Court: What do I need to learn about my client?
(Q of Pents) – The client needs to feel secure and to have the feeling she is significant in her own reading.
First Ace: What energy/influence do I partner with to enter into this endeavor with grace?
(Ace of Pents) – Remain firmly grounded in your faith and ability to interpret the reading accurately.
First Minor: What can support me today towards achieving a meaningful reading for this client?
(7 of Wands, ℞) – When it comes to timelines, be specific. Set boundaries about timing for decision-making and avoiding missed opportunities.
Bottom: What lurks in the shadows that might hinder or delay success with this client’s reading?
(10 of Cups, ℞) The client is hopeful but does not feel very optimistic about their situation and can possibly become emotionally overwhelmed with certain results.
A sample photograph of the layout used for a deck interview can be viewed here.
“Giving and receiving support adds love, goodness and well-being to my life.”
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