I have already shared on several occasions (here, here, here and here also) models of prints for Tarot or oracle. Most of the time, it was the prints very simple to learn how to handle and interpret the cards and their messages. Today, I have decided to present you a draw more complex, longer, but really very effective ! I created this drawing from another pre-existing one, that I revamped my way to make it more complete. It is a draw to two-way reading, with the goal of assessing various aspects of a relationship between two people, that is why I call it the drawing of the two faces.
When & why to achieve this draw ?
This draw is made to see more clearly within a relationship, whether romantic, friendly, familial, or whether it relates to the professional or spiritual. Because of this, the draw is split into three columns : one about yourself, another about the second person involved in the relationship, and finally the last column is a summary of the future of the relationship. This draw also has three rows (or more depending on your criteria), each symbolizing an aspect of the relationship. For example, for a friendly relationship, it may be the sincerity, the availability and the compatibility of each. For a draw partner, this can be the commitment, the feelings, sexuality. In short, this draw will help you to make a point on your current position in the relationship across the three domains, and the same for the second person, and finally to see if you are at the same point, if the relationship is viable or not. This drawing may look quite complex, but it is more long than difficult. With a good method, what to record and the time ahead, it remains accessible to all, and gives very good results.
How to proceed ?
I made this draw with my Tarot Noir, but any Tarot deck will do the trick. This time, the draw requires both the major arcana and the minor arcana but take care to distinguish them in two separate heaps. Perform your little ritual of divination usual, if you have one, and then proceed to draw with the cards as follows.
In order that my explanations are clearer, let's imagine that this is a draw order in love with the following settings :
• Column 1 : you
• Column 2 : the second person involved
• Column 3 : the status of the relationship
• Line 1 : the commitment, the availability of each person for this relationship
• Line 2 : the sincerity, the veracity, the intensity, the shape of the feelings
• Line 3 : agreement, compatibility, satisfaction of needs, sexual
Start by getting the cards I, II, and III from among the major arcana and arrange them as above. Then pull the card IV among the minor arcana and lay it horizontally under the blade III. Repeat this same pattern for the maps V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII. Finally, at the top of the central column, which represents the synthesis of the relationship, have the card XIII (major arcanum) as well as the card XIV (arcane minor).
I : your readiness to engage in a relationship, your behavior vis-à-vis this commitment
II : ditto: but for the second person
III : synthesis of the path that has taken the relationship at the level of the commitment and future conduct
IV : nuance the message of the card III
V : the state of your feelings (do you have feelings ? are they sincere ? intense ? how did they manifest themselves ?...)
VI : ditto: but for the second person
VII : synthesis of the path that took the relationship in level sentimental, and future conduct
VIII : nuance the message of the card VII
IX : your expectations of a sexual, your personal situation vis-à-vis the sex
X : ditto: but for the second person
XI : synthesis of the path that has taken the relationship on a physical level and future conduct
XII : nuance the message of the card XI
XIII : overview of the state of your relationship and the near future of it
XIV : nuance the message of the card XIII
How to read and interpret this drawing ?
I would suggest that you bring paper and a pencil to record the result of your draw, as well as the interpretation of the cards. Start by exploring the cards of the first column, those which concern you, cards I, V and IX. Interpret individually in a first time, and then remove the overall message of the cards about you. Take care to note each one of these elements. In a second time, turn over the cards of the second column, those which relate to the second person, cards II, VI and X. Interpret the two-step, as previously. Stop for a second to make a point about the synthesis of the two columns. This analysis will give you already a first idea of the compatibility and the evolution of this relationship.
Now let's turn to the reading of the horizontal draw. Reveal the card III, interpret-the only one in a first time, and link it to the cards I and II. A card has sometimes several possible interpretations, that is why I use the card IV to guide me on the proper understanding of the message of the card III. At this stage, you can already make an observation of your relationship from the point of view of the commitment, are you at the same point ? Do the same for maps VII and VIII about the emotional sphere, and XI, and XII to the agreement sexual.
Take the time to do a topo on column 3, the synthesis of your relationship through the different areas. Take note of any differences, the similarities, the ways of possible developments, the behaviour to adopt. Finally, check out the card XIII, summary final of your relationship. This card will inform you of the future of this relationship, if it is healthy or not and the path to take. Same as before, with the help of the map XIV to understand the message of the card XIII.
Thanks to the two-way reading of this draw, you can discover if your relationship is sustainable, healthy or not. But you can also see what are the points of your individual work before you engage in a relationship, whatever it may be.