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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Share a Spread Sunday: The Churchyard Spread

This could very well be a traditional spread. I don't know who created it or how old it is, but it does have an old-fashioned feel to it. I don't remember where I learned it. I don't even know where it gets its name! :)

1. Remove the Fool from your deck.
2. With the situation or question in mind, shuffle the remaining cards and draw 12 cards.
3. Add the Fool to the 12 cards, and shuffle those 13 cards.
4. Lay them out in a long line, face up:


The Fool is the present moment. If he is at the beginning of the line, most of what you have to do with regard to the situation or question is still to be done. If he is nearer the end of the line, most of what is developing is behind you. You are consciously aware of the cards that lie before the Fool.The cards that lie behind the Fool are the unconscious or unknown.

This spread is particularly well-suited for live, in person readings. It's also very useful to do on your own, for yourself.


  1. Hee hee, you're getting into the spooky spirit already, I see :D