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.

Click the left/right arrows to shuffle.

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 Emperor Tarot Card

Power, effectiveness, reason.

Immature emotions, obstructions to plans.

The Chariot Tarot Card

Triumph, overcoming obstacles.

Defeat, obstacles overcome you.

Death Tarot Card

An evolutionary change or transformation.

Stagnation.

The  Lovers Tarot Card

A test which you will pass, a new love.

A failed test, lost love.

The High Priestess Tarot Card

Science, education, knowledge.

Ignorance, superficial knowledge.

The Hermit Tarot Card

Caution or spiritual advancement.

Fear, overly cautious, unwise acts.

The Sun Tarot Card

Happiness and contentment.

Happiness and contentment to a lesser degree.

Temperance Tarot Card

Combine or unite seemingly unlike things, moderation.

Clashing interests.

The Devil Tarot Card

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

Something must happen, but for evil.

Full Tarot Deck (inc reversed)
The Hanged Man Tarot Card

Wisdom as a result of self-sacrifice.

Selfishness, trying to fit in with the crowd.

Seven Of Pentacles Tarot Card

This is exceedingly contradictory; in the main, it is a card of money, business, barter; but one reading gives altercation, quarrel—and another innocence, ingenuity, purgation.

Cause for anxiety regarding money which it may be proposed to lend.

The Sun Tarot Card

Happiness and contentment.

Happiness and contentment to a lesser degree.

The Heirophant Tarot Card

Mercy and goodness, a person who shows these qualities.

Overkindness, weakness.

The World Tarot Card

Assured success, completion.

Failure, inertia, evil reward.

The  Lovers Tarot Card

A test which you will pass, a new love.

A failed test, lost love.

The Wheel of Fortune Tarot Card

Good fortune, success, luck.

Bad luck, ill-fortune.

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.

The Empress Tarot Card

Fruitfulness, action, creativity.

Inaction due to vacillation, losing power.

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.

Click the left/right arrows to shuffle.

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

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