Tarot School’s Double-Edged Sword Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Tarot School’s Double-Edged Sword Spread

On This Day

Wald and Ruth Ann Amberstone were married in 2002 at their New York Tarot Festival. Lon Milo DuQuette and Mary Greer officiated, and the ceremony was full of tarot symbolism and personal spiritual references.

The Tarot School opened its doors in New York City on this day in 1995. Creators Wald and Ruth Ann Amberstone continue to share their love of tarot with eager students worldwide through Readers Studio tarot conferences and correspondence courses.

Summation of Spread

Swords always represent thoughts and communication. Ambition, power, and conflict are typical themes emerging in a spread that has multiple Sword cards. Choose wisely before action is taken.

Making a tough choice? The clarity and discrimination needed for decision making comes with the suit of Swords. Wald and Ruth Ann created the Double-Edged Sword Spread for use with any challenging question. From relationships to job offers to moving to career paths, you can examine the ramifications of each choice.

Cast Your Cards

Shuffle the cards and cut your deck into two piles. Assign one pile for choice #1 and the other pile for choice #2. From the first pile, draw five cards and place in a vertical line. Draw five more cards, placing in second vertical line, representing the alternative choice.

While the layout is simple, the interpretation is subtle. There are no specific positions assigned to these cards. Each row reads as a multifaceted picture of energies and outcome. Sometimes the answer is obvious; other times both choices contain pros and cons. Compare and notice the strengths and trouble spots of each side. The responses will aid when making your final decision.