Soul Archaeology Spreads

by - August 10, 2017

What we're looking for in Soul Archaeology are the types of spreads without predictive qualities.  For instance, rather than having a card in a "future" position, you could pick something like "final thoughts".

I found some great ones I've pinned on my Pinterest page:

Since I have pinned lots of other people's pins (oh my god, I can finally say I am down with OPP!!---it's a song by Naughty By Nature, btw LOL), there may be predictive positions on their spreads, but you can change that position with whatever works for you and whatever you like (and I give advice on how to do this on those spreads).

And you can always create your own spreads with whatever positions you like, but there are a few rules to the Soul Archaeology technique in order to stay away from confining and predictive positions.

Soul Archaeology Spread Rules


  1. People Positions (if you see people in your reading, that's fine, but you can't ask about other people, and court cards do not automatically represent people unless you feel deeply that's who one represents to you; and no "what other people think" positions--we have no idea how others think, so why try to guess?  It's a waste of time.)
  2. Timeline Positions (past, present, future--these are finite and the last is predictive; you can see your past and your present in the tarot, but creating positions for these two times puts a finite hold on the meaning on each card which is the opposite of what the SA method is about.)
  3. Outcome Positions (predictive)


  1. WWH (what, why, how)
  2. Open ended positions (that allow for deep answers)

Here is an example of an SA spread:

These positions work because you will see what your subconscious wants you to see in each card (which is the cornerstone for the SA method).

Have any questions on spreads?  Ask them below!  I will get back to you asap!

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