The book Eat Pray Love begins with a story a about a woman charged with the task of counseling refuges. She is worried about how is she ever going to relate to these peopleâ€™s problems that are so different from her own experience. When she begins work, she discovers that most of their concerns and questions are aboutâ€¦you got itâ€¦love and romance.
Taking the Tarot to Heart by Mark McElroy is one of my favorite books dealing with tarot and romance (the other being Corrine Kennerâ€™s Tall Dark Stranger). Mark has a very practical approach to questions. He looks for causes in order to gain deeper understanding of a situation and then seeks ways the client can create desired change. To give you a taste of his style, I thought Iâ€™d share two spreads from his book, one for single people and one for those in a relationship.
Meeting More People
Key Question: How do I meet more people?
Also Known As: How can I meet someone? How do I meet someone new? When will I meet someone? What can I do to let people know Iâ€™m available? What are some ideas for bringing more people into my life?
This spread is ideal for people who are ready and willing to enter a relationship but cannot seem to meet others.
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1. A factor creating the situation
2. Another factor
3. Possible action
4. Possible action
5. Possible action
6. Possible action
Conflict and Compromise
Key Question: How can we reach an agreement that is fair to us both?
Also Known As: How can I get my partner to do what I want? Isnâ€™t what I want the best thing for us both? How can I prove that what I want is the best for us?
This spread is useful for couples with a specific issue that needs resolution. It helps each person better understand their own motivations and the point of view of their partner. This greatly facilitates the ability to achieve a compromise.
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Clientâ€™s point of view
1. nature of the desire
2. whatâ€™s at risk
3. whatâ€™s gained
Clientâ€™s partnerâ€™s point of view
4. nature of the desire
5. whatâ€™s at risk
6. whatâ€™s gained