Mary Nale – Identify Blocks Using Birth Card Pairs Spread

09 May

I want to thank Mary Nale for this entry into my Steampunk Tarot contest – for her originality, and for using the dual Tarot Birth Card system as its basis! Also, many thnaks for allowing me to share this spread! Kudos!

Identify Blocks Using Birth Card Pairs Spread

Placing the Birth Card Pairs: Place one below the spread and one on top of the spread

Three Cards and what they indicate:

What is keeping me from moving forward? Card 1 in center

What can I do to move forward? Card 2 on left

What is the lesson here? Card 3 on right

This Spread will be especially awesome using the Steampunk Tarot!!!!!

Adding Birth Card Pairs to a simple three card reading can help you identify traits in the person you’re reading for and also it can shed light on issues that might otherwise remain hidden.
Some prefer to place the Birth Cards at the top or off to the side of the spread. I like the way this spread looks and feels when layed out this way. If you happen to know the person you’re reading for, you could place the positive Birth Card at the top and the negative/shadow aspects card at the bottom or dominant and non dominant…play with it! You won’t believe how much more you can get from reading three cards this way.
I’ve used the Tarot of Dreams Deck created by Ciro Marchetti to illustrate the spread with Major Arcana Cards.
And to make the cards look extra nice I used a screenshot from: Orphalese
Special thanks to Bonnie Cehovet for writing a wonderful book on Birth Cards!
Tarot, Birth Cards, and You: Keys to Empowering Yourself

(c) May 2012 Bonnie Cehovet


Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Tarot


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13 responses to “Mary Nale – Identify Blocks Using Birth Card Pairs Spread

  1. moderndayruth

    May 9, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I think it’s a great idea, i use a similar spread on a regular bases! Great use for Birth Card Pairs and for Steampunk Tarot too!

    • Bonnie Cehovet

      May 9, 2012 at 4:33 pm

      Lena –

      Both Mary and I thank you! 🙂


  2. Pip

    May 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    I also use that same 5-card layout often, though mine starts in the middle and works from Air to Earth. Now I’m going to try this out to see what message it has for me, because as we all know, I need help! 😉

    • Bonnie Cehovet

      May 9, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Pip –

      LOL Remember – we all need help, we are all “works in process”! 😉


      • Pip

        May 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm

        I am trying to remember that. 🙂


    • Pip

      May 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      Wow, taking into account the meanings of the birth cards with respect to the 3-card reading really does add a deeper aspect to it. Great spread!!!

  3. Pip

    May 9, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Reblogged this on As You Wish and commented:
    Taking into account the meanings of your birth cards really adds a deeper aspect to this reading!

  4. Aphrodisiastes Le Fay

    May 9, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    A-MA-ZING! Love your spread Mary Nale. 🙂

  5. Mary Nale

    May 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    wow! Thanks everyone! It was tons of fun doing this! 🙂

  6. Aphrodisiastes Le Fay

    May 10, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Wow! Thank you so much for this wonderful advice, dearest Bonnie. 😉

    • Bonnie Cehovet

      May 10, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Aphrodisiastes –

      You’re welcome! 🙂



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