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


Ten of Hearts
Hidden Influences

Eight of Diamonds
  External Influences

Five of Hearts
The Present

King of Spades

Ace of Clubs
The Past

Nine of Hearts
  The Outcome

Two of Hearts





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


Nine of Hearts


Jupiter in Pisces

A feeling of perfect happiness and well-being.





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


King of Spades


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





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


Eight of Diamonds


Sun in Virgo

Industriousness, agriculture, building, construction, intelligence in material affairs.












Obstacle - This is the challenge.


Ten of Hearts


Mars in Pisces

Pleasure fulfilled yet incomplete.





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


Five of Hearts


Mars in Scorpio

Disturbance ending pleasure. Grief, misfortune, sadness, regret, loss, treachery, bitterness, frustration, bad marriage, expectations unfulfilled.





Suggestion - The recommended course of action.


Ace of Clubs

The Root of Fire

Energy, natural force, strength, creation, invention, pioneer spirit, enterprise, source, beginning, birth.





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


Two of Hearts


Venus in Cancer

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






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