Horse Shoe Layout

Horse Shoe Layout #1

 

 

Difficulty: Easy

The Horse Shoe is a classic layout. It is more advanced than the three-tile reading, yet simpler than most other spreads. It is a versatile method that can be used for most queries, though there are other spreads which would go into more depth. Like the simple Past, Present, and Future spread, it contains these tiles in positions #1, #2, and #7, but also has four other tarot tiles that help the reader understand how to deal with the future better. The tiles are to be read as follows:

  1. The Past: Past events affecting the question.
  2. The Present: The current state or approaching influence.
  3. Hidden Influences: Things the reader may not be aware of (or barely be aware of).
  4. Obstacles: This is the challenge: obstacles may be avoided or may have to be dealt with.
  5. External Influences: Attitudes and thoughts regarding people around the reader.
  6. Suggestions: Recommended course of action.
  7. Outcome: The result of following the suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Horse Shoe Reading

  Obstacle

Bamboo 9
 
Hidden Influences

White Dragon
  External Influences

South Wind
The Present

Wan 7
  Suggestion

Bamboo 5
The Past

Wan 5
  The Outcome

Green Dragon

 

 

 

 

The Past Card represents past events that are affecting the question.

 

Wan 5

Symbol: House

The House tile represents a building in which you spend much time. If your reading is positive it may well be that this building has the important function providing you with a stable environment in which you are comfortable. If the reading is negative it may represent a structure in which you are stressed and uncomfortable.

 

 

 

 

The Present Card represents the current state or immediately approaching influence.

 

Wan 7

Symbol: Seven Stars

The Seven Stars tile signifies creative growth and power. Creativity should be applied to the area this tile appears. This is a place to let your imagination run free. The Seven Stars tile also indicates hope for the future.

 

 

 

 

Hidden Influences - Things that you may not be aware of, or barely be aware of.

 

White Dragon

Symbol: The Unknown

The White Dragon tile denotes unknown factors in your reading. Exactly what these factors are is beyond our vision, but they will have an impact on your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obstacle - This is the challenge.

 

Bamboo 9

Symbol: Willow Tree

The Willow Tree tile represents adaptability and survival in the face of harsh conditions. The Willow bends before the bitter winter winds, but does not break. The Willow tile suggests compromise. You must be willing to give some to get some.

 

 

 

 

External Influences - Attitudes about this situation from people around the querent.

 

South Wind

Symbol: Fire

The South Wind tile is considered to be a very good sign in a reading. It almost ensures a satisfactory end to any problem.

 

 

 

 

Suggestion - The recommended course of action.�

 

Bamboo 5

Symbol: Lotus Flower

The Lotus Flower tile represents birth or rebirth. On a spiritual level it may indicate you are about to reach new heights in your understanding of your place in the cosmos. Physically it may suggest a child is coming, or a new project is about to emerge. The Lotus Flower tile also speaks of regeneration, and may indicate a time of recovery from hardship; a new beginning.

 

 

 

 

The Outcome - What will happen if the suggestion is followed.

 

Green Dragon

Symbol: Commence

The Green Dragon tile suggests the time has come for you to begin a new project, or to take your life in a new direction.

 

 

 

 

 

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