The Fire of Creation Spread Description
Sometimes the hardest part of any creative project can be just settling down and getting started. For the super creative types often focus can be the problem. I love pulling this spread when I have a million ideas swirling around in my head and can’t manage to pull just one into focus.
Interpreting the Fire of Creation Spread
The Inspiration card tells you what direction to move in or where to take your inspiration from. Often times I use the inspiration card as a palette of colors to create a merchandising display. But it depends on your own expression of creativity as to what this card may inspire you to do.
The Crossed by card tells you the internal resistance you must overcome to bring your creative vision alive. This may also be a warning about the preparation required to build your bonfire. Make sure the berm is high enough to keep the winds out and the water source to control it is close at hand. The crossed-by card can be a cautionary warning to plan things out well.
A bonfire doesn’t start out burning logs right away. A good natural fire starts with small things that require little initial investment but close tending and attention. The kindling card points the way on where to start.
Now we are cooking! This may be a hint as to where to find your sustainability for the plan or idea. You have to find an ongoing source for the fuel. That may mean raw materials or employees or a steady stream of customers. Whatever you are going to need to keep the fire burning is addressed here.
Bring on the Bellows! This card tells you how to control the speed at which the fire burns. It depends on whether you are trying to keep a low slow fire going to smoke some barbecue meat or get a fire raging to throw a steak on for 3 minutes and they enjoy the char. Different projects work at different paces and this card will give you a clue as to how to control the strength and heat of the fire.
If you are really working on a big project it can be helpful to pull a couple of clarifying cards for the kindling, logs, and oxygen place so you have 3 each.
It’s your Spread now so play with it and let me know if it inspires you to do some great work or just seems valuable to help you settle down and be more productive. If you enjoy learning different patterns for the cards consider designing a tarot spread of your own. Most of all have fun and enjoy your deck!
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