On This Day
P. T. Barnum was over sixty years old when he entered the circus business. He was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and even a politician. He served in the Connecticut legislature and was mayor of Bridgeport, CT, for one year.
Legendary huckster P. T. Barnum began touring with his circus on this day in 1871, calling it P. T. Barnum’s Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome.
Summation of Spread
The Two of Pentacles looks like a juggler or circus performer as he balances two Pentacles. The card speaks of balance and the need to eventually make a decision. It is important to remain flexible regardless of the outcome.
Does the big tent and roar of the crowd fill you with childlike wonder and delight? This spread uses classic circus elements to inform a general spread about your life.
Cast Your Cards
Cast your cards like a three-ring circus.
1. Ringmaster: What am I taking charge of?
2. Clown: What issue am I not taking seriously?
3. Acrobat: What area of my life requires more flexibility?
4. Tightrope Walker: How can I achieve more balance?
5. Daredevil: What is worth risking everything?
6. Juggler: What happens when I stop trying to juggle everything?
7. Knife Thrower: What should I be aiming at?
8. Freak Show: What scares yet fascinates me?
9. Human Cannonball: What direction am I headed in?