Reading with the World Spirit Tarot - Reading by Sally Anne Stephen

Sally Anne Stephen's Palette of Creative Possibilities Spread:

The focus of this spread is find ways to paint upon your empty canvas of creative pursuit to realize the possibilities and obstacles of seeing a project through from beginning to end.

The card layout represents different aspects of the Artist's Palette.

1. The Grip - What hold does the creative process have on me at this time? 

The Magician - a card of focused energy.  The Magician moves and reacts in a conscious, knowing manner.  In this position, the creative process is a known presence... spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically.  The Magician will help to keep a confident grip and ingenious outlook on the project that lies ahead. 

2. My Brushes - How can I best utilize the tools at hand? 

Temperance teaches us balance and moderation.  Temperance guides us to think before we act, so the tools for creativity should be of something you feel considerable control.  This is not the time to strike out into a new medium.  

3. Primary Color - What sparks my creative impulse?   

Ace of Wands - talk about a perfect match!  This glowing wand sparks the perfect fire to start a creative endeavor.  Trust your intuition and allow the Ace of Wands to light your way to find inspired ideas and concepts.  

4. Secondary Color - What fuels my motivation?   

The Star ascends with graceful confidence.  You move ahead with hope and optimism.  The Star radiates beauty against a dark sky and twinkles with a kind acknowledgement when people gaze upon her with wonder and admiration.  Don't cast a shadow on praise and encouragement if you wish upon your Star to shine bright!

5. Tertiary Color - What drives my long term commitment to the project?

The Two of Swords warns of the potential to fall into self-doubt after a period of inward contemplation.  You might lose step and fall to uncertain future if you over think your next move.  The bridge across this chasm is continuing to trust your primary intuition...you know the way and you could get there blindfolded!  

6. Painting Medium - What can I add to extend and develop my creativity to bring it to a finished result?

The Eight of Pentacles tells you that hard work and dedication bring you gratifying completion.  A person of diligent discipline gains the skill and experience needed to become a master their creative talents.  Adding these qualities into other elements of your Palette will help ensure that your finished project unveils itself to great reward.

Sally Anne Stephen has been captivated by the tarot throughout the past decade, although a serious student and novice collector for only the past few years. She has participated in three collaborative decks and someday hopes to create a deck of her own. Sally Anne helps moderate the Comparative Tarot e-list and in her spare time gathers up favorite links to post on her website, MoonArcana.

Spread and reading 2002 Sally Anne Stephen
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