Your Tetraktys Spread
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The Fire Card represents your creative force, will, and ambition.

 
Nine of Cups Reversed

The river Euphrates was both a blessing and a curse to its people. On the one hand, it gave life to millions. On the other, jealous rivals ensured that war was common, the marshes around the river carried sickness, and floods were always a problem. The Nine reversed is about your life not looking as good from your perspective as it does to everyone else.

 

 

The Air Card Your current strategies and thoughts concerning your goals

 
The Tower Reversed

Youre bored. Bored with a capital B as in, my God, how did I turn into my mother/father/dull-and-fairly-peculiar-uncle? You were going to be the daredevil, the world-traveler, the rock star. Instead, you have three kids, a mortgage and a twelve-year-old incontinent collie dog. Seriously, call the babysitter. You have some hell to raise.

 

 

The Water Card explores your emotional self.

 
The Queen of Wands Reversed

At her best, the Queen of Wands is all energy, warmth and charisma. But reversed, that same charm can be used to hurt; she can be pleasant to your face while plotting behind your back. Likewise, her competitive nature can turn vengeful when she fears she is losing.

 

 

The Earth Card concerns how you dealing with everyday life.

 
Temperance Reversed

Revenge is great and all, but you know whats better? Not having to waste your life seeking revenge. There is a reason freed slaves used to lay their chains at the feet of a statue of Hebe, our goddess of temperance, peacemaking and clear-eyed pragmatism. They were saying “the past is behind us, and we’re moving on."

 

 

The Creator Card explores that which drives you in new directions.

 
The Chariot

Like Medea, who teamed up with Jason to steal the famous Golden Fleece, this card is all about conflict and struggle and hard won victory. It promises the power, motivation and drive to get the job done, no matter the odds.

 

 

The Sustainer Card depicts that which helping you remain balanced and healthy.

 
The Seven of Wands

Eos, goddess of the dawn, leads the procession of the day. On the one hand, the sun is shining brightly on you and you have reached the pinnacle of success. On the other, you know what they say about the guy at the top of the hill: theres always someone trying to knock him off. Stand your ground.

 

 

The Destroyer Card identifies that which must be jettisoned, so you can move forward.

 
The World Reversed

Gaia, Mother Earth, gave birth to all that is, only to watch in frustration as half of it tried to kill the other half. This card represents the weariness you feel when all your hard work on a project hasn’t been quite enough. As unfair as it may seem, more time and energy are needed to bring about a desired result.

 

 

The Light Card represents the cosmic force which is guiding you towards fulfillment.

 
Eight of Swords

The Sphinx was sent by Hera to guard the road to Thebes. Any passersby had to answer her riddle or be devoured on the spot. Right now, you may be feeling similarly trapped or censored. Unable to move ahead until you say what someone else wants to hear or do what they want you to do. If fear of criticism or harsh words is holding you back; speak your truth and move on.

 

 

The Dark Card represents the cosmic reaction to your being.

 
Ten of Pentacles Reversed

Persephone was kidnapped by love-struck Hades, and dragged into the Underworld, causing her mother Demeter to go into a serious funk. And since Demeter controlled the seasons, her daughters absence made it constantly bleak winter. The Ten reversed is telling you that your work/life balance is off, too, and need to be fixed before the freeze becomes permanent.

 

 

The Premise represents the factors that form the the foundation for the entire spread.

 
Knight of Swords Reversed

Bellerophon killed a monster, married a princess, and seemed set for happily ever after. Except that all that wasnt enough. He started to think that his true place was among the gods. And since he happened to have a magical flying horse, he took off for Olympus . . . and was promptly thrown back to earth for his hubris. Beware arrogance and rash decisions now.

 

 

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