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It can be difficult to separate our own needs and desires from the needs, desires, and expectations of others.
This spread will help you Get Honest about your current situation. You will gain clarity on what you really want and need, while also becoming aware of the expectations that other people have for you.
Reading the Tarot Spread
Begin by shuffling the cards any way you’d like and lay out five cards in the order shown in the image above.
CARD ONE: What I want for myself
This card indicates what you truly desire in your life, for yourself. The more selfish this card feels, the better! You are looking for clarity on your deepest desires.
This first card represents what you want to take for yourself.
CARD TWO: What I want for others
We often put the needs of others above our own desires. This card will help you understand what you actually want for the people in your life.
This card represents what you want to give to others.
CARD THREE: What others want FOR me
This card is similar to the previous card, but viewed from the opposite side. The people in your life expect you to want what they want you to want. (Say that 3 times fast)! But your desires for yourself may not align with their desires for you.
This third card represents what others want to give you.
CARD FOUR: What others want FROM me
Every relationship and interaction with others is a transaction where words, actions, and energies are exchanged. The people in your life choose to interact with you because they enjoy what you give them.
This card represents what others want to take from you.
CARD FIVE: What I need
Our needs and our desires are not the same. Desires are the frosting, but our needs are the cake. You can only accomplish your desires and goals once your needs are met.
This card represents what you need to be able to live your best life.
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For a similar tarot spread on honesty and radical truths, check out the Tarot Spread for Telling the Truth.
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