It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of DJ Conway. DJ crossed over last week after a brief illness.
DJ authored more than 35 books and helped create several tarot decks—the majority with Llewellyn. She wrote on Paganism, Wicca, Druidry, Shamanism, and even some fiction. Most of her earliest books remain in print to this day (including her first book, Celtic Magic). Carl Llewellyn Weschcke was proud to have published her books and spoke of her fondly because she was an important voice in the community. Like Carl, DJ spent her time reading, researching, and writing. She is respected for her knowledge and as a teacher.
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Tarot Spreads is a book of spreads, and more. It includes discussions about how and why spreads “work” as well as ways to modify or create your spreads.
One way to modify a spread is to expand it. For example, here’s one way to expand a simple three card Past-Present-Future spread.
Divide your deck into three piles: Major Arcana, Minor Arcana, and Court cards.
Draw one card from each pile and lay in a row. This is the past.
Under the past row, draw one card from each pile and lay in a row.
Repeat for the future row.
You now have 9 cards.
Here’s how I interpret them:
Major Arcana: Major influence
Minor Arcana: What