Earlier this week, Idun posted a “wish” spread for the new moon. I thought the timing was perfect and also the perfect spread to break in the Shadowscapes Tarot. The topics of Love, Work & Health didn’t really appeal to me, so I went with Home, Work & Self. It was a clear, defined reading (and absolutely visually stunning), but what jumped out at me most were the Quint card results.
For each topic/row, you calculate the Quint for the message of what the Universe wishes from you. My results (Home, Work, Self) were:
9 Hermit – 3 Empress – 22 Fool (22 comes back to 0, otherwise the Fool would never appear)
Inner peace/retreat – Love – Dare/Let go
Then I decided it might be interesting to add the Quint to determine an overall wish from the Universe and got:
12 Hanged Man – Surrender (going with the Fool as 0)
“Things are getting interesting,” I think. “I wonder what the Quints are for each question across all 3 topics?”
 What I’m wishing for: 7 Chariot – Control (though honestly, it’s more direction that I’m looking for. I don’t know which way to steer.)
 What I should be wishing for: 15 Devil – No control/passion (Interesting phrase from the LWB relating to the above: “…choosing to stay in the dark” ie. not knowing!)
 The challenge: 8 Strength – Balancing desires vs. Control issues; flexibility
 An action I can take: 1 Magician – Create my own reality
 Outside influences: 21 World – I think this is a literal “the world”, although another name for the World is the Universe
And the Quint of those to show my overall wishing status is:
7 The Chariot – C.O.N.T.R.O.L.
A-ha! Look at that: Hanged Man vs. Chariot, Surrender vs. Control; two very opposite ways of going about things! I’m struggling with opposing desires, thoughts etc. etc. and the Universe says, “Just chill, relax, let go. Trust us, we’ll take care of things. Remember the Fool?” It’s very difficult to effect change when you’re white-knuckling the reigns like your life depends on it!
Oh! Oh! Oh! And I had a jumper at the exact moment I asked the final question while shuffling: 2 of Swords :O Seriously, does it get any clearer than that??
But what is the ultimate outcome if these 2 forces can be brought into balance?
19 The Sun
Now you might be wondering – I certainly was – about the absence of my friend, the Wheel of Fortune. Could it be that the Wheel has decided to cut me a break? Is it on some sort of metaphysical vacation and will return to haunt me at a later date? Oh no, it’s there. Just count the number of Majors (only include the Chariot once) in this Quint summary…
Why you little…
Full draw for posterity’s sake:
Home – Work – Self
 What I’m wishing for: 8 of Cups – The Star – Page of Pents
 What I should be wishing for: 10 of Swords – 4 of Swords – Ace of Pents
 The challenge: 4 of Cups – 9 of Cups – Death (note Death as a Self challenge, coming back to the overall issue of Surrender)
 An action I can take: Page of Wands – Queen of Cups – Ace of Wands
 Outside influences: Temperance – Knight of Pents – 7 of Wands