Card 1 represents the Situation. The card falling here will reveal what energy surrounds the question about the meeting.
Card 2 represents the Do advice. This card will show the person what he/she should do when a situation arises or in relation to the question.
Card 3 represents the Don’t Do spot. This position will hold important guidance in relation to the question. It reveal a reaction which should be avoided if possible.
This 3 card layout is straight to the point whether you ask a question or not.
You could just do the layout in the morning and wait to see what unfolds during the day. If a situation arises where a decision is necessary keep the advice of the layout in mind.
In today’s example the woman (Shelly) has a question about a meeting later this week. She is a bit nervous about the outcome of the meeting. She is seeing a specialist about a possible surgery. Many questions are on Shelly’s mind. Is it safe? Is it necessary? Are there other options? Let’s see what the De Laurence (red) Tarot cards have to say.
We can see by the situation card that most likely there will be a happy outcome or she will learn satisfactory news as a result of the meeting. This card is about unity and connectivity. Maybe her condition is not as severe as she thinks or was lead to believe. Given this card is cups you can see that Shelly’s emotions have reached their limit (#10).
UPDATE: Shelly’s additional testing revealed that surgery would be elective for the specific issue. The other indicators were stable.
DO: The 5 of Swords suggests Shelly should take the bull by the horn (central person holds sword) and not be one of the other two people walking away feeling defeated. What this means is that she should think about her own needs. She should not lose sight of what is right for her. It’s ok to be self-centered in some situations. Shelly needs to concentrate on what’s best for her. She needs to ask the pros and cons. Often medical advice is given and alternate holistic treatments are not discussed.
UPDATE: GIVEN THE SURGERY WAS DEEMED ELECTIVE DOES NOT MINIMIZE THE SITUATION. THE DOC INFORMED HER THAT THERE IS A HIGH RISK TO THE SURGERY. HER OTHER CHOICE IS TO ENDURE THE SYMPTOMS SHE IS EXPERIENCING. SO, BOTTOM LINE IS WHAT’S BEST FOR HER IN THE LONG RUN.
DON’T DO: This cups card hold a warning that Shelly should not walk away from the information given even if it is reasonably acceptable. The advice of this card is for Shelly not to give up or leave the meeting until all her questions are answered (8 cups stand tall). She may want to turn her back on the information given. Shelly should not lose hope. She needs to stay open to the facts.
UPDATE: SHELLY PRETTY MUCH GAVE UP HOPE THAT HER SYMPTOMS WILL IMPROVE ON THEIR OWN. THE RISKS OF SURGERY ALTHOUGH MINIMAL COULD REMOVE THE SYMPTOMS BUT BRING ON ADDITIONAL PROBLEMS WHICH MAY BE WORSE.
The 8 of Cups is in a tough position. It tells Shelly to turn around and face the reality of her situation. She should not abandon what appears to be a hopeless situation (necessity of surgery). She needs more facts and needs to research the information given to her.
UPDATE: SHELLY WALKED AWAY FROM THE OPTION OF ELECTIVE SURGERY.