Decision Making 5 Card Tarot Spread

Meanings will be shown upon turning each card to help you with your study.  The meanings are taken from Pictoral Key to the Tarot (Minor Arcana) and Modern Magick (Major Arcana).  Your Tarot Contemplation Ritual will help you consolidate your own meanings for each card.  See full instructions for the Tarot Contemplation Ritual at the bottom of this page.

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Click the round arrown to turn over all cards, or click the card to turn them one at a time.

This spread will help you to make decisions. 

First think about the situation that you’re currently in and then visualise the making of the decision, not what may happen, just the action of making the decision – remember, the word decision comes from the latin meaning to ‘cut off’.  Once a decision has been made, there’s no going back.

The first three cards signify the situation that you are in and what surrounds the situation.

The last two are what may happen if this decision is made. 

Card 1: Your Motivation

What excites you? What compels you forward every day? How does that affect your decision?

Card 2: Ideal Outcome

In this world, what would you truly like to happen? If you could close your eyes and dream, what do you really desire to get out of these circumstances?Your current situation or Present challenges

Card 3: Your Values

What are your principles? What do you value? How does that affect your decision?

Card 4: Outcome 1

Likely Outcome – What can happen if you take this path?

Card 5: Outcome 2

Likely Outcome – What can happen if you take this path?

Tips: Remember, your tarot reading represents a specific question, focus, or situation you want more clarity on. Therefore, your cards represent the past, present, and future as it relates to your question.

Major Arcarna Only (inc reversed)
The High Priestess Tarot Card

Science, education, knowledge.

Ignorance, superficial knowledge.

Justice Tarot Card

Balance, justice, equilibrium.

Imbalance, bigotry, bias.

The World Tarot Card

Assured success, completion.

Failure, inertia, evil reward.

The Hanged Man Tarot Card

Wisdom as a result of self-sacrifice.

Selfishness, trying to fit in with the crowd.

The Tower Tarot Card

Ruin, catastrophe, disruption.

Ruin, catastrophe, disruption to a lesser degree.

The Emperor Tarot Card

Power, effectiveness, reason.

Immature emotions, obstructions to plans.

The Magician Tarot Card

Skills, will power, self-confidence.

Wrong use of same, conceit, lack of skill.

The Star Tarot Card

Hope and a bright future.

Expectations disappointed, barrenness.

Judgement Tarot Card

Renewal, rebirths.

Setbacks and delays.

Full Tarot Deck (inc reversed)
Five Of Swords Tarot Card

Degradation, destruction, revocation, infamy, dishonour, loss, with the variants and analogues of these.

The same; burial and obsequies.

Eight Of Cups Tarot Card

The card speaks for itself on the surface, but other readings are entirely antithetical—giving joy, mildness, timidity, honour, modesty. In practice, it is usually found that the card shews the decline of a matter, or that a matter which has been thought to be important is really of slight consequence—either for good or evil.

Great joy, happiness, feasting.

Two of Wands Tarot Card

Between the alternative readings there is no marriage possible; on the one hand, riches, fortune, magnificence; on the other, physical suffering, disease, chagrin, sadness, mortification. The design gives one suggestion; here is a lord overlooking his dominion and alternately contemplating a globe; it looks like the malady, the mortification, the sadness of Alexander amidst the grandeur of this world’s wealth.

Surprise, wonder, enchantment, emotion, trouble, fear.

King Of Swords Tarot Card

Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connexions-power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law, offices of the crown, and so forth.

Cruelty, perversity, barbarity, perfidy, evil intention.

SIx Of Cups Tarot Card

A card of the past and of memories, looking back, as—for example—on childhood; happiness, enjoyment, but coming rather from the past; things that have vanished. Another reading reverses this, giving new relations, new knowledge, new environment, and then the children are disporting in an unfamiliar precinct.

The future, renewal, that which will come to pass presently.

Nine Of Cups Tarot Card

Concord, contentment, physical bien-être; also victory, success, advantage; satisfaction for the Querent or person for whom the consultation is made.

Truth, loyalty, liberty; but the readings vary and include mistakes, imperfections, etc.

Judgement Tarot Card

Renewal, rebirths.

Setbacks and delays.

Page Of Pentacles Tarot Card

Application, study, scholarship, reflection; another reading says news, messages and the bringer thereof; also rule, management.

Prodigality, dissipation, liberality, luxury; unfavourable news.

Four Of Swords Tarot Card

Vigilance, retreat, solitude, hermit’s repose, exile, tomb and coffin. It is these last that have suggested the design.

Wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament.

STEP ONE. Take the twenty-two cards of the Major Arcana or a single suit of the Minor Arcana from your deck and put the remainder to the side.

STEP TWO. Complete the short meditation that was outlined on the homepage of the website. Afterwards, pick up the Major Arcana and mix them up in any way you like until you feel like it’s time to stop.

STEP THREE. Turn over any of the cards and look at the image on it for at least 2 or 3 minutes.

STEP FOUR. Complete the short meditation on the homepage once more and the contemplation ritual is complete.

STEP FIVE. Make a note of the card and also record any thoughts or feelings you may have had while carrying out the ritual.

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Click the round arrown to turn over all cards, or click the card to turn them one at a time.

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