In the coming weeks, I will be sharing more tarot spreads for writing. Last week we covered a 9 card spread for a short story. Today we will look at a plot spread to help the writer with the elusive writer’s block.
There are two parts to this spread. First, shuffle your cards until you feel you have shuffled enough. Then lay out three cards according to the picture.
This first spread is about you and your writer’s block.
AS: This card is your significator card. This card represents you in this moment of stagnation.
Card 1: This card is telling you what is causing your stagnation or your writer’s block. This is the reason why you are having problems writing.
Card 2: This card tells you what you can do to work through your writer’s block. This is meant to help you overcome the problem so that you can continue to write.
Now, place these cards back into the deck, all three of them, and reshuffle your tarot deck. Once you feel you have shuffled enough, you will deal out the cards as follows.
Card 1: This card tells you about your protagonist, what they are like, how they look, act, job, and so on.
PS: This is the significator for the protagonist. This tells you about a person or a situation that is influencing your protagonist. You can pull more than one PS card if you would like.
Card 2: This card tells you about your antagonist, what they are like, how they look, act, job, and so on.
AS: This is the significator for the antagonist. This tells you about a person or a situation that is influencing your protagonist. You can also pull more AS cards if you want to.
Card 3: This card tells you about the conflict between the two characters, the background, and what is going on.
Card 4: This card tells you about the situation you left the characters in last. This gives you a sort of starting point.
Card 5: This card provides you with a possible solution to the problem and story. This could be your ending or a new beginning.
This is a great way to work through writer’s block, especially the first three card spread. If you are working on multiple projects, you can do a different reading for each to figure out what the stagnation is for each project.
Please, on these tarot spread blogs, share the stories that spread has been able to help you with.
“Books are like Tarot decks. They provide answers and guidance but more importantly, they are doorways and portals to the otherworld and the imagination. They leave their imprint and keep whispering to us long after we close the pages or shuffle the deck.”
― Tarot Fundamentals
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