The basic idea is to use a Grand Tableau reading cloth, or a second deck, as the base. Then, you choose the significator for your reading, depending on what the reading is about. For my reading, I chose the Book (the Journal in the Under the Roses), as it is a large project I am working on. Then, you start drawing cards from a shuffled deck.
All the cards are read in combination with the house they land on, and in relation to the original question/significator. The main thing this reading highlighted for me was my motivation for getting involved in this project. And in terms of the cards, what I found most interesting was the difference between reading traditionally/predictively, and reading in a more empowering way.
|The full reading|
According to the idea that we draw to us what we think about, I could almost certainly find a deceitful foreign woman in a position of power if I kept an eye out for that. And some people would say that forewarned is forearmed. Still, I find it more helpful to think about what skills I need to show or look for in others, what actions I can take. That deceitful woman might well be out there and try to undermine me, but rather than looking for her, I look for what I can do to help me overcome obstacles that such a person might put in my way. And those skills will be of use, whether that woman is out there or not. So, I'm not focusing on "her", rather on what I have potential control over, and what I can positively do, rather than negatively react to.
As I see it, this isn't denying that there are negative situations and people in life. Instead, it is focusing on what I can do to preempt these. It is how I can most empower myself, and where I can target my attention and actions, rather than focusing on what problems might arise. After all, I don't need to go borrowing trouble or worrying about maybe's, I need to see what I can do to try to achieve the best possible outcome.
Now, with that intention set, it's time to get back to work...