When you are walking along the path of life, you are inevitably going to hit some crossroads. Sometimes it’s as low stakes as “what do I want to do with my summer vacation.” Other times it is as complicated as trying to determine what direction you want to take your career. When in the moment, choosing a path becomes a daunting prospect. You can’t see down the road and you don’t even know where to begin.
Sometimes you need someone to assist you in deciding on a first step. Making that first step gets you out of decision paralysis and moving again. The Four Paths spread is designed to help you decide what first step to take by breaking down your options into different approaches. If you are familiar with the elements, direction based magic, or even just the minor arcana of tarot, these approaches will likely sound familiar. This spread will paint pictures of the emotional approach, the practical approach, the logical approach, and the passionate approach. The goal is to get you what you need to know before you choose what path or approach to take.
This reading uses a Lenormand deck to provide basic insight into what each approach holds for you. Your reader will use a “forced” card placement in the center of both the crossroads card and a signifier for your topic (ex. the “fish” card for business or money related topics). Each path will receive one card, unless clarifiers are needed, and the reading will be based off of the interplay of the forced cards with the path card.