Are you are Tarot teacher? Do you want a spread which will help you better serve your students? Alternatively, as you a Tarot student and you want to know how you can become a better teacher? If this sounds like you, read on!
I created this spread as part of my Tarot Techniques course. Each week, my students perform challenges so that they can win prizes (card decks, Tarot bags, books etc.). This week, the challenge involves designing a Tarot spread. I designed this layout as an example for my students for what their spread should look like. Usually, I upload my examples onto social media but I decided to also upload this week’s here so that I can give a more detailed explanation.
For this spread design, I decided to use five card positions, mainly because I don’t want my students thinking they have to create elaborate spreads for the exercise!
So, let’s get to it!
I designed this spread so that it can be used for both students and teachers. If you’re a student or teacher and wish to know how you can get more out of the teacher/student relationship, this spread is for you.
You should shuffle your cards as normal and lay them out as shown:
I performed this spread on my relationship with my current students. Sometimes, I actually am a student as I do take courses myself (not on divination subjects but on other things) but I thought I might as well perform my course on my relationship with my current students seen as we are halfway through Tarot Techniques 2019.
Here is what we got and my interpretation:
Position one symbolizes the strengths in the teacher/student relationship. For this position, we received The Star. Personally, I interpret The Star to symbolize hope and optimism. When The Star appears as a strength, advantage or positive when everyone has the mind-set of success.
I am very hopeful that all of my students will pass their final exam and qualify for their certificate. I am sure that they believe they will too as most of my students interact well with the course, ask questions, etc. So this is a good positive.
Position two is all about what needs improved in the teacher/student relationship. For this position, we received The Moon. When The Moon appears as a negative, drawback or weakness this has two meanings; either there are variables which have not been taken into account or the seeker is a negative thinker.
I am inclined to think that the first meaning has some truth to it - there are weaknesses of the course or of my teaching style which I am not yet aware of. I will have to think of ways which I can make the course better or easier to understand for my students.
Position three symbolizes what should be done to encourage the strengths of position one. Here, I have The Magician. Sometimes, I interpret The Magician to symbolize initiative and determination. I would take this as a sign that I have to keep on encouraging my students until the very end of the course. I have to make sure willpower is at a high.
Position four represents what should be done to help heal the issues discussed in position two. The King of Cups landed in this position. I read The King of Cups (generally) as someone who has good intuition. I would take this as a sign that I must be more empathetic towards my students and their needs; this way, I will be more sensitive to issues which the course might have for next time the course runs.
Finally, position five symbolizes the future of the student/teacher relationship. Here, we have received The Ten of Cups. I would interpret this as a positive outcome, as I often read The Ten of Cups as the card of fairytale endings. The course will be as perfect as I can make it, and I will always strive to improve, as will my students.
So, that is all for The Tarot Teacher, Tarot Student Spread. If you enjoyed this spread and would like to brush up on your Tarot spreads, I have a Love Tarot Spreads e-book available here.
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