The Emperor Tarot Spread
This is a general spread for looking at your situation, goals, maintenance, general upkeep of your life.
Shuffle the deck and lay out the cards per the diagram at right, face down. Turn them over as you read each position.
Card 1: This card represents you in command, how you go about things.
Card 2: This card represents things you can control.
Card 3: This card represents things you can't control.
Card 4: These are things to discard, situations or attitudes that no longer serve you.
Card 5: This card represents things to keep in a modified form, things to prune.
Card 6: These are things that need maintaining.
Card 7: This is the result or goal you would like to reach, your ideal ordered situation or world, or, where this is headed.
Card 8: This card represents an unexpected result, unforeseen or secondary consequences, something to be aware of.
Card 9: This card represents your willpower, your desire for this thing, which can overcome the odds.