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

 
Two of Swords Reversed

Hercules needed to capture the Golden Hind for one of his labors, but was afraid of the reaction of the Hinds owner, Artemis. Yet, after explaining the situation, he found her surprisingly lenient. She even helped him find a way to both complete his labor and return her pet. Likewise, you may have felt stymied recently, but are now finding a way through to action.

 

 

The Air Card Your current strategies and thoughts concerning your goals

 
King of Swords Reversed

Jason needed the Golden Fleece, but couldn’t get past the dragon that guarded it. So he seduced Medea, a local witch, into helping him. Jason got his fleece, and also got Medea as a wife, which would have been great if he had cared about her. He didnt, and later discarded her without a thought. The King reversed hints at the abuse of others for selfish gains.

 

 

The Water Card explores your emotional self.

 
Four of Wands Reversed

The four of wands is such a positive card, that its a good draw even in reverse. It means a celebration, although, in this case, possibly a brief one.

 

 

The Earth Card concerns how you dealing with everyday life.

 
Five of Pentacles

Hestia, sister to Zeus, was goddess of the home, hearth, and hospitality. Giving food and sanctuary was considered a sacred duty in the ancient world, especially by the followers of Hestia, who would take in even the lowliest of beggars. You may be feeling poor in health, money or acceptance right now, but look around and you will find those willing to help.

 

 

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

 
Queen of Swords

The Amazons, a tribe of warrior women, allowed no men to live with them, except for slaves. To preserve their numbers, they occasionally visited a nearby tribe, but any male children who resulted were returned to their fathers. Likewise, the Queen of Swords is about choosing intellect over emotion, and making decisions based on logic rather than sentimentality.

 

 

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

 
Three of Wands Reversed

The Three of Wands reversed is all about the frustration of an unsuccessful hunt. It speaks of work unrewarded or unacknowledged, and not being able to close the deal. There is hunger but no satisfaction yet.

 

 

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

 
Page of Cups Reversed

Eros is more often depicted as a handsome young man than as a chubby child, and its in this guise that he met and fell in love with a beautiful human woman, Psyche. But Psyches sisters were jealous, and attempted repeatedly to break the couple apart. Likewise, the Two of Cups indicates trouble in paradise: arguments, deception, and breakups are possible.

 

 

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

 
The Eight of Wands

Our card shows the hero Kadmos confronting the dragon of the Ismenian spring near Thebes. Just like Kadmos, who slayed the dragon and obtained water for the city, you are about to provide sustenance for a long cherished dream.

 

 

The Dark Card represents the cosmic reaction to your being.

 
The Page of Wands Reversed

Hephaestus, our Page of Wands, was famously married to flighty Dite, AKA Aphrodite, the goddess of love and sneaking around on your husband. Being constantly cuckolded did not improve Hephaestus temper, and having everyone know it didn’t help his self-esteem. Both of these areas are also likely plaguing someone who draws the Page of Wands reversed.

 

 

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

 
Two of Cups

On her own, Scylla (above) was a feared sea goddess, but pair her with Charybdis, a massive and very dangerous whirlpool, and she was able to turn to Straights of Messina into the ancient Greek equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle. Sunk ships, sunk ships everywhere! Find your other half, partner up and see what kind of power you can generate.

 

 

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