Blind Spot Spread
This spread is used to enhance self-awareness. Questions about learning something about yourself or things that are hidden work very well with this spread, but actually no question is necessary.
- This card displays the obvious identity, the part of your self that you are consciously aware of and project to others.
- This card shows unconscious driving forces that neither you nor others are aware of about you. This is the Great Unknown. Nobody knows what this card means.
- The part of yourself that you conceal, that you don’t want others to know about is apparent in this card.
- This is your Blind Spot. This is what you asked about which you should be made aware of by this reading. You may wish to pay close attention to these mannerisms.
Your Blind Spot Reading
|What you know||What you don't know|
|What others know||
5 of Pentacles
|What others don't know||
6 of Cups
This card displays your obvious identity, the part of you that everyone knows.
A woman, over whose head there broods the same symbol of life which we have seen in the card of the Magician, is closing the jaws of a lion. The only point in which this design differs from the conventional presentations is that her beneficent fortitude has already subdued the lion, which is being led by a chain of flowers. For reasons which satisfy myself, this card has been interchanged with that of justice, which is usually numbered eight. As the variation carries nothing with it which will signify to the reader, there is no cause for explanation. Fortitude, in one of its most exalted aspects, is connected with the Divine Mystery of Union; the virtue, of course, operates in all planes, and hence draws on all in its symbolism. It connects also with innocentia inviolata, and with the strength which resides in contemplation.
These higher meanings are, however, matters of inference, and I do not suggest that they are transparent on the surface of the card. They are intimated in a concealed manner by the chain of flowers, which signifies, among many other things, the sweet yoke and the light burden of Divine Law, when it has been taken into the heart of hearts. The card has nothing to do with self-confidence in the ordinary sense, though this has been suggested - but it concerns the confidence of those whose strength is God, who have found their refuge in Him. There is one aspect in which the lion signifies the passions, and she who is called Strength is the higher nature in its liberation. It has walked upon the asp and the basilisk and has trodden down the lion and the dragon.
Power, energy, action, courage, magnanimity; also complete success and honours.
This card shows unconscious driving forces that neither you nor your company is aware of about you. This is the Great Unknown.
The naked child mounted on a white horse and displaying a red standard has been mentioned already as the better symbolism connected with this card. It is the destiny of the Supernatural East and the great and holy light which goes before the endless procession of humanity, coming out from the walled garden of the sensitive life and passing on the journey home. The card signifies, therefore, the transit from the manifest light of this world, represented by the glorious sun of earth, to the light of the world to come, which goes before aspiration and is typified by the heart of a child.
But the last allusion is again the key to a different form or aspect of the symbolism. The sun is that of consciousness in the spirit - the direct as the antithesis of the reflected light. The characteristic type of humanity has become a little child therein - a child in the sense of simplicity and innocence in the sense of wisdom. In that simplicity, he bears the seal of Nature and of Art; in that innocence, he signifies the restored world. When the self-knowing spirit has dawned in the consciousness above the natural mind, that mind in its renewal leads forth the animal nature in a state of perfect conformity.
Material happiness, fortunate marriage, contentment.
The secrets you keep from others are shown by this card.
6 of Cups
Children in an old garden, their cups filled with flowers.
The future, renewal, that which will come to pass presently.
This is your Blind Spot. This is what you asked about - what you wished to be made aware of by this reading.
5 of Pentacles
Two mendicants in a snow-storm pass a lighted casement.
Disorder, chaos, ruin, discord, profligacy.