The Tower Tarot Spread
This spread is to help you deal with the aftermath of trauma, to help you sort through the wreckage.
Shuffle the deck and lay out per the diagram at right.
Card 1: This is the lightning bolt, the illumination, the sudden realization, the trauma, or the cause, and your initial reaction.
Card 2: This represents the foundation you have built upon. These are roots that have been suddenly bared; if you can, now is a perfect opportunity to examine them. Did you build on sand or stone? This card represents what it was, and what it could be.
Cards 3-7 represent the pieces falling around you, that went into the building of this structure. These are the blocks, the broken watch parts, that were running smoothly, (or were at least running), and are now divided and altered. Look at these pieces, now separate from each other, and sort the useful from that which no longer serves you. What would you like to keep? What will you discard? What might be kept, but in a modified form?