The World Tarot Spread
This spread is designed to help you find what brings you joy and makes you whole.
Shuffle the deck and lay out per the diagram at right.
Card 1: This represents what brings you joy and what makes you whole; or, what you need to get there and what you have to deal with; the issues that block your happiness.
The other cards represent the gifts of the four elements, all the ingredients needed to be complete and whole.
Card 2: This card represents the element of earth: meaning the body and material things. This includes basic, simple pleasures, like food, shelter and sex--tangible resources and useful stuff.
Card 3: This card represents the element of water: your intuition, meaningful dreams that can help you define your wants and needs, your soul's work; and your emotional gifts.
Card 4: This card represents the element of air: your intelligence, knowledge you have, the ability through experience to decide and discern.
Card 5: This card represents the element of fire: this is your passion, the source of your energy (or what's blocking it), life, that which energizes and inspires you.
Pay attention to which suits fall in which positions: cards that reinforce the position (for example cups in the water position) indicate strength in that area, whereas suits that oppose the position (for example wands in the water position) may point to a need to work on that aspect of yourself to bring yourself into balance.