Welcome to Dread Spread #3, the Redemption Song Spread! This spread is dedicated to my favorite singer, Bob Marley! Today is his birthday and I wanted to make a spread that reminded me of him. Redemption song reminds us to stand up for ourselves, make changes and be an impact in the world. So this spread is all about us using helping ourselves or helping others to figure out how to be the person we want to be.
The first thing your going to do is split your deck into the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana. The cards do not have to be in order, just separated. Now, we are going to channel out inner Carl Jung and for the first card for "Where you are/current situation" you can either shuffle the major arcana cards and pick a card that way, or you can pick a significator from the major arcana cards. Which ever you want, it's up to you. This card is telling you where you are you now. Once you've done that, you are going to once again look through you major arcana cards and pick the card that represents where you want to go. You looking to get to a place where things are hopeful and light? You may pick the Star. Looking for a complete change? You may pick Death and so on. Once you pick, put that card at the bottom of the spread.
Now shuffle the minor arcana cards and take out 9 cards and lay them down 3 by 3 as depicted. The 9 minor arcana cards in the middle are cards that are going to guide you on your "path to redemption" (got it?). So the first line of issues or challenges are things that you may be going through now or things that are about to come up for you. The second line is the issues that are coming up next. This line is critical, and represents the hardest part of your journey to redemption. You may notice that these cards might be a little more negative than the others. This is because after recognizing you have a problem, facing it and pushing through are the rough parts. Lastly, is third line, is the healing work you need to do. Really examine this part and ask what those specific cards mean to you now you are at the end of your journey.
This spread is completely meant for you or your client to take a hard look at what work needs to be done for you to get where you want to be.
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