Horse Shoe Spread

Horse Shoe Spread #1



Difficulty: Easy

The Horse Shoe is a classic tarot spread. It is more advanced than the three-card 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 cards in positions #1, #2, and #7, but also has four other tarot cards that help the reader understand how to deal with the future better. The cards 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


Ace of Diamonds
Hidden Influences

Two of Hearts
  External Influences

Five of Diamonds
The Present

Six of Spades

Six of Hearts
The Past

King of Spades
  The Outcome

Three of Clubs





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


King of Spades


An active, skilful, witty, clever, fierce man.





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


Six of Spades


Mercury in Aquarius

A goal realised. All intellectual faculties agree on the matter at heart.





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


Two of Hearts


Venus in Cancer

Perfect harmony between male and female radiates warmth and ecstasy. Love, union, friendship, warmth, comfort, passion, affinity, intercourse.












Obstacle - This is the challenge.


Ace of Diamonds

The Root of Earth

Materialistic concerns, contentment, earthly power and success.





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


Five of Diamonds


Mercury in Taurus

Intense strain accompanying a period of inactivity. Anxiety, loss.





Suggestion - The recommended course of action.�


Six of Hearts


Sun in Scorpio

Natural harmony, satisfaction, beginnings of steady increase





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


Three of Clubs


Sun in Aries

Realisation of hope. Noble cause. Pride and arrogance.






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