Change Your Situation Spread
On This Day
Flambard tied his rope to a column and escaped out a window. Friends and horses waited below, and off he rode to freedom.
Ranulf Flambard, the Bishop of Durham, became the first prisoner to escape the Tower of London on this day in 1101. A rope was smuggled to him inside a wine jug. Inviting the guards to join him for a Candlemas celebration, he escaped after they got drunk and passed out.
Summation of Spread
The Devil card is often literal in its interpretation of what holds us captive. The couple could simply slip the shackles off over their heads. We are often held captive by something we have the power to change—a subtle yet powerful reminder of the personal responsibility we bear in improving, leaving, and altering an undesirable situation.
Are you being held captive by a situation, person, or thought? This spread aims to help you break free.
Cast Your Cards
The Change Your Situation Spread explores options for change and prepares you for making a great escape.
1. Card representing the oppressive situation.
2. Have I given this serious thought?
3. What belief has led me here?
4. What is my motivation to change?
5. Am I determined enough to change?
6. Am I ready to take action?
7. What can I do to be sure I don’t fall back to same situation?