Calling in the four corners to connect with your personal trine
I created this layout to use with the Divine Muses Oracle, but it may be used with tarot or any other deck.
This spread has two parts. The outer four cards are the four quarters/corners of Earth, Air, Fire & Water. The three on the inside represent the holistic trine of body, mind & spirit.
1. Four Corners: Call in the four quarters/directions by placing a card in the four corners of the spread. If you have a magical practice and feel called to cast a Circle to contain your reading, you may want to do that before shuffling/drawing your cards.
2. Inner Trine: Place the last three cards inside the four corners. These three cards will connect you with the different aspects of your holistic trine: body, mind & spirit.
See image below: each placement includes keywords to describe the position the card lands upon. There is also a question to consider for each position.
Options for reading:
► You may choose to use tarot cards for the Four Corners and the Divine Muses Oracle for the Inner Trine.
► If you use tarot for the outer corners, you can choose to break the deck down into the four suits from the Minor Arcana and shuffle each pile separately. Then draw the appropriate card to place on each of the four corners. For example: shuffle the suit of Pentacles pile, pull a card and place it in the 1st position for Earth. (Pentacles is the Earth suit.) Shuffle the suit of Swords, draw a card and put it in 2nd position for Air. Repeat for Wands for position 3 and Cups for position 4.
► You can use the whole tarot deck for this spread. Use the four suits for the Four Corners and the Major Arcana for the Inner Trine.
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Maree Bento is an artist and practitioner of the mystical & healing arts.
She’s a professional tarot reader and veteran deck creator born under a Sagittarius Sun with a Libra Rising & Capricorn Moon conjunct Pallas Athena. She's been deepening her astrology studies the last few years, after a years-long hobby interest in the subject.
Maree was a licensed massage therapist for 17 years practicing various holistic modalities for body, mind, and spiritual well-being & connection.
Her background in the healing arts inspires her present approach to tarot, creativity, ritual, and divination.
She loves traveling, especially to her ancestral homeland, the Azores, and has been relearning her mother tongue. She enjoys connecting with family, friends, & animals, She lives in Portland with her beloved, David, and their huggable hound, Dante where they hike rain or shine.
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