Every year around this time I tackle Rahdue’s Wheel, and every year I have to go scratching through my notes to remember the layot and positions, and every year I scribble down another mess of a reading, only to find myself repeating the process all over again.
In case you aren’t familiar with RW, it’s a beast of a reading that uses all 78 cards in the deck. Now that alone is enough for me to be all over a spread, because I looove a challenge. I love a spread that pushes my skills and intuition to the limit; I love the feeling of my brain gently leaking out of my ears as I try to focus on keeping all the pieces of a spread in order and make sense of it. LOVE it. But the prep work for this spread is a pain in the ass, so this year I got smart. I made a template.
But even the goddamn template was a pain in the ass to draw up, so I got smarter. I made it digital.
And in case you, too, find yourself overcome by the sudden masochistic urge to break your brain on The Wheel, I’ve made the template available as a PDF which you can download here! It’s not elegant – it’s a lot of information to cram into a relatively small space – and the numbered positions are only meant to be large enough to record the card names, not full interpretations (though there is just enough room to scribble a few first impression notes), but this allows the whole spread to be summarised on one page.
Now have fun stretching those tarot muscles!
Rahdue’s Wheel is from “Tarot: The Handbook for the Journeyman” by Eileen Connolly. I haven’t read this book, but first came across the spread at the Occult Corpus forum, and later the Psychic Visions blog, which is where I got the information to build this worksheet from.