Two-significators Spread Print E-mail
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Άνοιγμα με δύο φιγούρες

This is a spread I personally use quite often, when a relationship problem appears. The two Significators are chosen to represent the two people involved in a relationship. You must keep in mind that this spread cannot be performed for people who are not related. 



 
 
4. Basic influence
alt

     
9.Basic influence
alt
 
3. The past
alt
First Significator + 1. Obstacle
alt


5. Upcoming events
alt
11.The message
alt
10.Upcoming events
alt

Second Significator +  6.Obstacle
alt
8.The past
alt

 
2.Fears
alt
     
7. Fears
alt
 

  

The positions are similar to those of the Celtic Cross. Cards numbered 1 and 6 cross over the Significators' cards. 

 



An alternative which is popular with my clients is the following: 
 
 
 4. I should always bear in mind
alt
     
 9.His thoughts
alt
 
3.Things I need to hide / forget
alt
 Myself + 1. What's torturing me?
alt
5. Upcoming events
alt
11.The message
alt
10.Upcoming events
alt
 My partner + 6.What's in his heart?
alt
8.His secrets
alt
 
 2. My support
alt
     
 7.His fears
alt
 

  


Sample Reading

Question: I need to know what's going on with my girlfriend. We have been together for about a year and we never had anyserious problems. However, she seems to become more distant every day. Is she interested in someone else? My girlfriend is 26 and I am 30. 


 
4.I should always bear in mind; /
Ace of Wands
alt
 
     
9.Her thoughts/ Three of Pentacles Rx
alt
 
 
3. Things I need to hide / forget  / Queen of Swords Rx
alt
Myself / King of Swordsί+
1.What's torturing me?;/Four of Wands Rx
alt
 
5.Upcoming events / The Hierophant
alt
11. The message /Strength
alt
10.  Upcoming events / /Two of Cups
alt
Δεύτερη φιγούρα /Queen of Wands +
6.What's in her heart /Eight of Swords
alt
8.Her secrets/ Ten of Wands
alt
 
2. My fears /Seven of Swords
alt
     
7.Her fears /Six of Swords
alt
 


Note
: The two Significatros were chosen randomly for this sample reading. You can find more information about choosing the Significators in my article here.

Answer

In the first position, the card that indicates what's bothering you at this time, the Four of Wands reversed implies that the ground on which you are trying to build your relationship is unstable. You feel insecure and vulnerable, not knowing what to do. These feelings may be justified. Nevertheless, the Four of Wands is a positive card. Things are not as dramatic as they may seem. It's important not to hurry. Take your time to notice what's going on around you and don't try to push things.

In the second position, the Seven of Swords shows you are afraid of losing what you already have. Whether you suspect your girlfriend of cheating on you, or there is a suitor following her around, you must examine your fear under the prism of logic and evidence. You can never be too cautious but don't allow endless doubts to haunt you. Think logically.

In the third position which represents your past, the Queen of Swords reversed implies that there is a spiteful, frustrated woman in your life. She may have suffered may blows (infidelities, divorce, widowhood) that's why she appears so cynical and sharp-tongued. She's also bitter, incompliant and likes to stuff her nose in other people's business. Whether she's someone you used to be involved with, or she's a person in your family or circle of friends, you mustn't allow her (or her... memory) to influence your life. Let her go. You know best what's right for your life.

In the fourth positions which shows what you need to bear in mind, the Ace of Wands symbolizes all the new, enthusiastic beginnings. They are always to your advantage, so channel your energy to doing new things together with your girlfriend. She, sort of, expects this form you. The sexual desire between you is also important but try taking your energy one step further.

In the fifth position which symbolizes the upcoming events in your life, the Hierophant advises you to follow the traditional paths if you want to succeed. Everything that is tried and tested within your social circle, can help you now. Avoid exaggerations and adopt a milder attitude. What is more, any advice from an elderly, respected person can be proven very useful now. Allow other people's wisdom in your life.

In the sixth position, indicating your girlfriend's feelings, the Eight of Swords shows psychological imprisonment. She feels trapped, as if in a Catch-22 situation. Judging from the cards surrounding her, I feel that her problem has to do with her professional life, because:

In position 9, which symbolizes what is on her mind, the Three of Pentacles reversed indicates that she has been the target of some very severe criticism at work. The demands run high and she may be too inexperienced or careless to cope. Her efforts are far from being recognized and she must constantly prove her professional value.

What is more, in position 8, indicating her secrets, the Ten of Wands shows that your girlfriend is about to succumb to the heavy burdens of life. She has taken up too may things or she was passed on too many responsibilities. It is important for you to stand by her and offer her the best you can, whether it is practical or emotional help and support.

In position 7 which indicates her fears, the Six of Swords shows that she's worried that things are never going to get any better. One problem appears after the other and she sometimes wonders if it's all worth it... Try and talk to her. The Swords are all about honest communication. Try listening carefully and offer solutions and compassion.

In the tenth position, indicating the upcoming events in her life, the Two of Cups shows that if you talk to her and offer to help her deal with her personal difficulties, she will come a lot closer to you, as she will feel a lot more loved and protected.

Finally, in the final position 11 which summarizes the message about your situation, the Strength, one of the most powerful major arcana cards, shows that you both have not only the power but also the will to overcome any obstacle or problem. Show patience but don't compromise in your moral values. If you are honest, persisting and decisive, you can win a lot more than you can imagine. Finally, your sexual life can be reinvigorated now. Don't miss this opportunity.