The Horseshoe Spread
This spread is excellent for a thorough analysis of a specific
question or situation. It is quite linear, and can adapted for
specific purposes: Romance and Career
are two alternate versions.
the subject clearly expresses the question: eg, "Should
I sell my home and move to Canada?". A Significator
is chosen to represent the subject or situation, and laid in
position 0. The remaining cards are then shuffled by the dealer
or subject, cut three times by the subject and laid in the following
Those factors in the past which are having an ongoing effect on the
situation in question.
Current factors which are known and obvious.
Those factors currently affecting the situation of which the subject
may not be aware, at least on a conscious level.
Impediments, both obvious and hidden, that may get in the subject's
The influence of close friends, family and others of importance to the
The best path to take in order to further the subject's best interests
in the matter.
This is the most important card in the layout. It indicates the final
result if the path shown above is followed - "the future",
if you will. If it is a Court card, it often represents an actual person.