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)
Fool Tarot Card

Folly, foolishness, extravagance.

Hesitation, carelessness, trouble from ignoring foolishness.

The Empress Tarot Card

Fruitfulness, action, creativity.

Inaction due to vacillation, losing power.

The Magician Tarot Card

Skills, will power, self-confidence.

Wrong use of same, conceit, lack of skill.

The World Tarot Card

Assured success, completion.

Failure, inertia, evil reward.

The Devil Tarot Card

Something must happen, but in the long run it is for the good.

Something must happen, but for evil.

Justice Tarot Card

Balance, justice, equilibrium.

Imbalance, bigotry, bias.

The Sun Tarot Card

Happiness and contentment.

Happiness and contentment to a lesser degree.

Death Tarot Card

An evolutionary change or transformation.

Stagnation.

Judgement Tarot Card

Renewal, rebirths.

Setbacks and delays.

Full Tarot Deck (inc reversed)
Eight Of Wands Tarot Card

Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity, swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity; generally, that which is on the move; also the arrows of love.

Arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, stingings of conscience, quarrels; and domestic disputes for persons who are married.

Page Of Swords Tarot Card

Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.

More evil side of these qualities;

(Upright – Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.)

what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.

King Of Cups Tarot Card

Fair man, man of business, law, or divinity; responsible, disposed to oblige the Querent; also equity, art and science, including those who profess science, law and art; creative intelligence.

Dishonest, double-dealing man; roguery, exaction, injustice, vice, scandal, pillage, considerable loss.

Ten Of Pentacles Tarot Card

Gain, riches; family matters, archives, extraction, the abode of a family.

Chance, fatality, loss, robbery, games of hazard; sometimes gift, dowry, pension.

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.

Five Of Swords Tarot Card

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

The same; burial and obsequies.

The Sun Tarot Card

Happiness and contentment.

Happiness and contentment to a lesser degree.

The World Tarot Card

Assured success, completion.

Failure, inertia, evil reward.

Temperance Tarot Card

Combine or unite seemingly unlike things, moderation.

Clashing interests.

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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