The Empress Tarot Spread
This spread is useful in issues of family and friends, in helping you figure out the relationships you have to the people around you.
Shuffle the deck and lay out per the diagram at right.
Card 1: This is your self, you alone.Cards 2 and 3 represent your family (literal and figurative), the early influences that have made you what you are. Card 2: This card represents how your family strengthens you, the positive things that have gone into you. Can be the aspects of yourself that are similar to the rest of your family, or how you fit in. Card 3: This card represents conflicts with your family, where you don't agree; things you just don't see eye to eye. Can be differences between your family and you. Cards 4 and 5 represent specific people you are dealing with in this situation, family or friends. Pick as many cards as you need here. You can be as specific here or as vague as you need: you can pick cards for specific people, or let the cards decide who is who. Card 6: This card represents the opinions of others and how it affects you; can be approval or disapproval, or peer pressure. Card 7: This card represents your view of things, your opinion and the way you see things, the direction you need to go whether they agree or disagree.