Original Tarot Spread: Conflict in a Friendship
Our closest and most important friendships are those that have depth and permanence. Their strengths are in mutual trust, shared experience,
respect, and support. But sometimes it is these friendships that can confuse us the most, or give us the most challenge. Like love relationships,
friendships deserve our attention when conflicts arise. This spread deals with conflicts, whether obvious or not (an actual fight, or simply
a perceived imbalance). It determines where the conflict lies, how each person in the friendship feels, and how two people can work together
to bring a friendship back to harmony.
Uses 15 cards
What is the conflict? If there is no obvious conflict, this card will
show where the imbalance in the friendship is, or the cause of disharmony.
How the querent perceives the conflict.
How the querent's friend perceives the conflict, if at all. Bear in mind
the friend may not have any idea the querent feels there is a conflict. This card will show
the friend's awareness.
How does the querent feel about the friendship?
What does the querent give to the friendship?
What does the querent take from the friendship?
How does the friend feel about the friendship?
What does the friend give to the friendship?
What does the friend take from the friendship?
Cards Ten and Eleven show how the past influences the feelings of each person.
Past influences or unresolved issues; for the querent.
Past influences or unresolved issues; for the friend.
Cards Twelve and Thirteen show the attitude or behavior that needs to change ...
Querent's attitudes and behavior that need to change.
Friend's attitudes and behavior that need to change.
How can this conflict be resolved? How can the two friends come together?
What is the future of the friendship? This card will show the overall potential for the
friendship. It is important to pay attention to this card, because it will show the essential strength
of the friendship.
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