Remember a few days ago with my random Dark Lady musing?
I got the urge to make a spread based off of the song, and my roommate praxidike-of-pomegranates is an enabler so she encouraged me to do it.
I left the text off the spread because I want people to have to see the following block of text:
Cher has a love affair with the word “g*psy” which is more than a bit aggravating since it’s a slur used against Roma, an indigenous group in Europe. I’m not going to use the word here or any other slurs and if I ever do, please message me and call me out. You shouldn’t say or use “g*psy” either, even if you are the Dark Lady dancing to your music. This looks like a good resource for those looking for more information about why “g*psy” is no bueno.
(As for this song in particular, I replace “g*psy” in the chorus with “witchy” when I sing it. It makes more sense to me anyway.)
Now that we’re all on the same page about slurs and why they are bad, let’s get on to the spread description.
This spread is for seeing the aspects of a problem. Is my husband cheating, am I going to be fired, and so on.
- The Fortune Queen of New Orleans The context of the situation. What was life like before this problem came to be or what “caused” the problem.
- Laughed and danced and lit the candles one by one The actions taken by the Querent up to this point, especially those that might seem unrelated to the problem.
- She dealt two cards, a Queen… Obstacles in the path to a solution
- …and a Three Probable outcome, or outcome fated to happen, or outcome based on current behavior. However you normally choose to interpret “outcome” cards works fine here.
- Then she turned up a two-eyed Jack External influences on the situation, particularly those beyond the Querent’s control
- My eyes saw red but the card still stayed black This card depends on the problem. It can be seen as either “what can change” or as “what will stay the same”. Read it in conjunction with card 5, because what is likely to change/not change is independent of the Querent’s actions
- My advice is that you leave this place/Couldn’t sleep because of all the things she said… so I sneaked back How the Querent should proceed. Should they walk away from the problem or should they take some definite action?
Now for a testimony about this spread: I tested it and found out that you don’t need to have a problem in mind. I didn’t think I had any problems in my life, but tested it anyway “just in case”. Card 1 was the Ten of Cups, which is my favorite card (if you couldn’t tell by my icon) and not really a slap-in-your-face-you’ve-got-issues card. However, the rest of the spread slowly clued me in on the fact that I really am upset that all of my friends are graduating college and leaving, no matter how much I’ve been trying to bury that.
So basically, this is less of a “what to do” than a “this is actually a problem and you need to realize it” spread and I recommend it 110%, even if it did make me cry.