Ankh Spread

Ankh Spread

 

 

Difficulty: Kind of tough

The Ankh Spread is for deeper questions about the causes behind trends. It is similar to the Celtic Cross and Secret of the High Priestess spreads, but it covers the reasons behind the circumstances in question differently, perhaps giving a better explanation of why things are the way they are.

The loop of the upper section of the ankh shows the deeper spiritual background and causes of the situation, while the stem of the base shows your prospects for the outcome.

The first 2 cards represent the 2 parent causes of the situation. They will either compliment each other or show 2 opposing sides of a conflict, depending on how they relate. These are the significator cards of the Ankh spread.

3. This card shows the early causes of the trend in question.

4. Shows the causes that triggered the current situation.

5. Reveals the spiritual perspective of the subject at hand.

6. This card informs the querent of the reasons why the spirit demanded this course of action to unfold, in that it was a means to this end. This can not be avoided.

At this point, you want to pause to soak in the meaning of the first 6 cards before moving forward to the last 3 cards. The last 3 will show your prospects for the future.

7. The Next Step gives clues about the immediate future.

8. Surprising Experiences encountered en route to the end result.

9. This represents the end result.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Ankh Reading

Early Causes Higher Perceptions

The Universe
Triggering Causes


3 of Wands - Virtue
Necessary Conclusions

2 of Wands - Dominion
Significator #1

Princess of Wands
Significator #2


The Emperor
Next Step

The Devil
 

4 of Disks - Power
 
  Surprising Experiences

The Chariot
 
  Outcome

9 of Cups - Happiness
 

 

 

 

 

Significator #1

The Emperor

Aries

The king of the world represents power, authority, and male vitality. The ruler sitting on his throne bears the male symbols of earthly authority. The lamb at his feet represents not only the sheepishness of his servants, but the self-sacrifice required of a great leader.

Meaning:
Ambition, conquest, originality, leadership, stability, realization, power, fortitude, powerful man, authority, conviction.
Ill-dignified: bad temper, counterproductive pride, rashness, even megalomania.

 

 

 

 

 

Significator #2

The Devil

Capricorn

The Devil is your opposite, <%custom1%>, your Anima or Animus, your Demonic Self. (s)He is your dark side and your inner child. The traits that we lack in our own selves causes us to seek completion in many of our relationships. Most of our earthly relationships are based on fulfilling this Devil inside of us. In certain people such as the very well-rounded or spiritually developed, this part of the personality may already be fulfilled. The children walk with The Devil hand in hand.

Meaning:
Temptation, obsession, impulsiveness, ambition, materialism, self-fulfillment, fate.

 

 

 

 

 

Early Causes

3 of Wands - Virtue

Sun in Aries

This card represents the pioneer motivated by the spirit of goodwill. You do what is right in your eyes. There is also a tendency toward egotism in this card.

Meaning:
Realization of hope. Noble cause. Pride and arrogance.
When ill-dignified: conceit.

 

 

 

 

 

Triggering Causes

2 of Wands - Dominion

Mars in Aries

What is the difference between passion and obsession?
Possession. Whether it manifests as anguish, lust, rage, or bliss, this is the fire of passion that drives your being. This card represents the vitality of pure will.

Meaning:
Fire in its strongest form. Influence, courage, boldness, fierceness.
When ill-dignified: turbulence, wasting anxious energy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Higher Perceptions

The Universe

Earth

The spider in the man's head is a reference to Leary's octave rhythms. The spider and web indicate man's nature to perceive and even weave his own reality. The web also indicates being trapped in our own perception of reality. It may also hint at the nature of the interaction between this and other universes.

Meaning:
The realization of the whole matter. The essence of the query itself. Synthesis. Crystalization. Could represent something extremely important.
When ill-dignified: A cruel world.

 

 

 

 

 

Necessary Conclusions

Princess of Wands

A robust young woman stands on the mountain firing arrows. Her arrows represent the other Wands courts, Saggitarius, Aries, and Leo. She is a passionate, brilliant, and independent young woman. The tiger is a symbol of the lower animal nature that grounds her.

Meaning:
An individualistic energetic glowing young woman, impulsive in matters of love.
When ill-dignified: superficial, shallow, gossiping, unreliable, cruel, domineering.

 

 

 

 

 

The Next Step

4 of Disks - Power

Sun in Capricorn

The disks have become square. At this phase revolution of the disks is undesirable. The fortress shows law and order. Earthly power and authority has been established.

Meaning:
Earthly power, dominion, law and order, material success, skill in confrontation. Also fortress, shelter, defense, home.
When ill-dignified: Prejudice, envy, suspicion.

 

 

 

 

 

Surprises

The Chariot

Cancer

Your soul is like the driver and your body is the vehicle for your personal exploration of the universe.

Meaning:
The charioteer is a link in a chain of command. Exploration of the universe, obedience, hope, triumph.
When ill-dignified: status-quo maintenance muscle.

 

 

 

 

 

The Outcome

9 of Cups - Happiness

Jupiter in Pisces

The water level here is the highest in the suit. The perfection of water in Yesod makes this the happiest card in the whole deck. In an ocean of paradise two dolphins playfully leap between floating cups.

Meaning:
A feeling of perfect happiness and well-being.

 

 

 

 

 

Home   Tarot Reading   Card Meanings   Spreads   Decks   Artists   FAQ   About   Terms   Privacy     Facebook   Twitter   LinkedIn


Copyright © 2021 Tarotsmith. All rights reserved.