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


Five of Clubs
Hidden Influences

Five of Diamonds
  External Influences

Three of Spades
The Present

Jack of Diamonds

Queen of Clubs
The Past

Four of Diamonds
  The Outcome

Queen of Spades





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


Four of Diamonds


Sun in Capricorn

Earthly power, dominion, law and order, material success, skill in confrontation.





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


Jack of Diamonds


A young man with skill in practical matters, reliable, and perhaps dull. He resents spiritual types, being beyond his scope.





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


Five of Diamonds


Mercury in Taurus

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












Obstacle - This is the challenge.


Five of Clubs


Saturn in Leo

Struggle, competition, opposition, violence, quarrelling, lust and carnal desire.





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


Three of Spades


Saturn in Libra

Melancholy, disruption, discord, delay, separation.





Suggestion - The recommended course of action.�


Queen of Clubs


A calm attractive woman. Strength relaxed. Persistent, adaptive, but intolerant of opposition.





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


Queen of Spades


A confident, gracious, just, perceptive, graceful, elegant woman.






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