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Welcome to my work tent! Please close the flap behind you ~ mosquitoes.

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I'm building a spread in here - it's called (working title):
The Phases of the Moon Seasonal Check-In Spread - Summer Edition. I know, so many words, eh? (Canadian-ness leaking through. It's our 150th birthday year, so what the heck!)
Someone on Aeclectic Tarot's forum mentioned a seasonal check-in spread, and I really liked the idea.

This is the first phase of the build, not the reading itself. That comes later.

In the Victorian Fairy deck, Summer is given to Water (or Cups). So the ringmaster* of this spread is the first Water/Summer/Cups card that I come to when going through my shuffled deck right-side-up. This card goes in the centre, and tells me what the focus of the reading will be. I know that it'll be something in the emotional realm of Water.
*Is ringmaster no longer politically correct, I wonder? Ringperson just doesn't have the same ring to it.

Then we need four more cards to represent each of the phases of the Moon:
New, Waxing, Full, Waning. 
Each of these phases might feel like a good thing to be happening, or maybe not. 

Here's a picture I drew of how the spread lays out, and an early (still thinking) list of the good or not-so-great things each phase of the Moon might be talking about.

Thanks for stopping by!

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I'm using the Druidcraft for this project. It has several stone circles in it, and looks very solstice-y.

Summer is Cups (using the Victorian Fairy's system, as I said above). I shuffled my trimmed deck and went through it face-up until I came to a Cup. Here it is - perfect for a new cycle!

Card #1 ~ what this reading is about
New things to feel happy or excited about as both summer and the retired-from-teaching phase of my life begin. Since this is such a cup-overfloweth card, I'm opting to choose from the positive possiblities listed above. 

Card #2, New Moon phase
Another perfect choice!
A glimmer of new things on the horizon. Get ready to jump at the possibilities as they present themselves!

Card #3, Waxing Moon phase
Puzzling, this one. A growing sense of what is fair and just, both for myself and others?
This needs more thought. Seems only fair...

Card #4, Full Moon phase
Bring it on! Flood my mind with creative plans. Look at all those cool ideas planted out there!
The path for my next phase is beginning to appear. Things are lighting up!

Card #5, Waning Moon phase
Time to settle down a bit. Stake your claim to an idea or two. Solidify some plans. Be less Foolish and Three-ish. You've landed smack dab on the path. Carry on!

And thus endeth The Phases of the Moon Seasonal Check-In Spread - Summer Edition 

I hope you found something useful or at least vaguely interesting in it!