Today’s post is a brief analysis of the 12-card Trigger layout. Below is a brief review on how to lay out the cards. This layout is optional for choosing a Significator.
- WITH SIGNIFICATOR: remove the card representing “you” from the deck and set aside.
shuffle your deck in the usual manner that is most comfortable for you. It does not matter which deck you use.
insert the first row containing cards 1-4. Place card 5 beneath #1 and add “your” card, continue laying the cards.
- Past – Cards 1,5,8 – describes the recent past-the last few days or the recent circumstance around your question.
Now-Cards 2, YOU (#29), 9 -describes the now-what is going on with you – your thoughts and feelings.
Immediate- Cards 3,6,10 – describes the immediate future, a day or so. These cards will tell you what to anticipate.[you can change the time frame prior to the shuffle, for example you can designate this spot to mean within 2 weeks
Soon- Cards 4,7,11 – describes soon, less than a week. It’ll give you an answer to your question. [you can change this spot to mean within 1+ month but it is important to keep that in mind before selecting the cards for the layout] NOTE: You can choose any time frame for the Immediate and Soon columns and put that intention into the cards while you are shuffing.
TRIGGER CARDS – 5, YOU, 6, 7
This row is the essence of the reading, the rest of the cards will describe or explain to you what surrounds them. When you read these cards you will get a good glimpse at the entire layout. The remaining cards are the details surrounding the TRIGGER cards.
Collectively: even though cards 6 & 7 lie in the future, they are the “now” of the future. Cards 1, 2, 3, 4 are the past cards leading to the TRIGGER cards. Cards 8, 9, 10, 11 are the “future” or “as the result of the TRIGGER cards. It is important to remember this when doing this layout.
I did not choose a Significator card.
TOPIC card: The Dog card has fallen in the ‘YOU’ spot. This can mean a variety of things in the reading.
a close friend.
could suggest the question is done out of some kind of loyalty to a person.
an actual pet.
can suggest the over all energy is on a friendly basis instead of hostile.
more times than not a male.
Let’s look at the Trigger Row: MOON. DOG. BOUQUET. GARDEN
Within one month (Moon) of this shuffle the trigger row cards’ highlights will manifest in one way or another. Given no Significator was selected the Dog card represents one of those things mentioned above. Coupled with the Moon card there is a strong indication of an emotional attachment as to why the cards were done in the first place. The Bouquet card has such uplifting energy that the Topic card is surrounded by well meaning friends. At this point we don’t factor in the rest of the cards because the Trigger row gives us the stationary energy. This energy can be altered to a degree but it will still be a constant. The Garden card brings things out into the open as in making the situation more public. The situation has all the potential of ending up favourably.
Ok, so far this looks like it is going to be a good reading. The Trigger cards hold the best possible premise to the reading.
Past – Tower-Moon-Bear – describes the recent past, the last few days or the recent circumstance around your question.
This situation can involve a hospital or some other professional facility. Tower and Moon always remind me of a Saturn Moon aspect in an astrological chart. The distancing of one’s emotions or perhaps shutting down emotionally. It can show lack of ‘female’ support. I want to read the Bear card as physical strength or self-preservation.
(Edit: thanks blatsanie1 for the reminder in comments section) Now –
Birds Stork-YOU (Dog)- Mouse – describes the now – what is going on with you – your thoughts and feelings. Ok, we will determine the Dog card represents a close friend was on my mind at the time of shuffle. I did not have any direct questions for the cards. Actually, the concerns still exist even if the Birds card is there or not :).
The Stork sits above the Dog suggesting changes are going on currently. The Stork card changes the preceding card which in the Trigger layout is *Bear* as the Now column is a continuation of the Past column.
The Mouse card shows a decrease in physical strength (Bear).
The Birds card shows worry about a friend The Stork card shows things are in a state of flux and the Mouse card is the consequences of the changes the Stork card brings to the situation represented by the Dog. Bear and Mouse do show financial worry to some degree as well.
Yes, you can read side by sides if you intuition tells you to do so. For the most part I read the columns but I do carry the message of each column forward to the next column or at least keep it in the back of my mind.
Immediate – Fish-Bouquet-Fox – describes the immediate future, a day or so. These cards will tell you what to anticipate. (You can change the time frame prior to the shuffle, for example you can designate this spot to mean within 2 weeks).
I chose one month time frame.
The Fish card could represent a general financial situation but it can also indicate a King of Diamonds will play a prominent role within a month of the shuffle. Is it a doctor? This column holds the one card we do not want to see especially if this ends up being a health scenario. Right off the bat the Fox points to something could be wrong. Is it a wrong diagnosis? If you couple this card with the Scythe it warns of a potential risk.
Soon – Rider-Garden-Scythe – describes soon, less than a week. It’ll give you an answer to your question. (You can change this spot to represent within 1+ month but it is important to keep that in mind before selecting the cards for the layout).
I chose 3 months time frame.
A new situation will arrive within 3 months. This will involve a number of people and it could possibly be a meeting where a decision will be made. The Scythe card is decisive energy.
Often, Scythe represents surgery. There is always a sense of speed involved with this card. Something needs to be decided quickly. As mentioned in the Immediate column there is a ‘real risk’ involved.
Even though the Scythe card sits below the Garden card it will only ‘shave’ off some of the favourable energy. For example: it will reveal the reality of the situation which can still be good but it won’t be sugar coated.
This reading is just a brief glance at all the probabilities. Much more can be ascertained when the person is sitting in front of you and you can get confirmation or rejection of your preliminary analysis. What do you see in the reading? Excuse any typos as the spell checker option has vanished.