SPREADS

 

there are portals everywhere.

Similar to a tarot deck, Open Portals can be used as an Oracle deck for meditation and reflection. Within the Oracle manual that comes with each deck are the meanings behind all 56 cards. This is a deck about duality: there is an upside and a downside to everything. You can choose to read the upside for cards that are face up and the downside for cards that are upside-down. But some cards, like the face cards, do not have a right side up, so you will have to use your intuition to guide you. Open Portals can be used in any of the classic tarot spreads, but below are four suggested spreads using the energy of the Myths. The Myth cards tell the story of Open Portals and each has its own associated spread to offer enlightenment or interpretation on a particular situation. All of the cards are thematic based on their suit and number. For example, all ‘2’ Portal cards are controlled by Fear, whereas ‘5’ Portal cards represent Change. The Gods, Magics and Myths each represent something unique.

 

 

 

 

FOR ORACLES

the myth of kuzo 

THE MYTH OF KUZO is useful when seeking insight on the future of an unfolding event or journey. As the first spirit to exist, Kuzo became the gatekeeper between the spirit world and the physical world. 

 

Begin this reading by taking Kuzo out of the deck, he will be placed in the center of the spread as you call upon his energy for this reading. Shuffle the deck three times, split it in three and then begin revealing cards from the top of the stack. 

 

The first card, The Significator, is important because it symbolizes the character of this journey. The following 11 cards depict the journey, with cards 4 and 8 representing key moments of enlightenment or challenges. Take note if a particular suit shows up often or if you summon many Gods. When Gods or Myth cards show up in a reading they indicate a strong force of energy or change in Character. 

 

the myth of the fractal tree

THE MYTH OF THE FRACTAL TREE is the map to everything that has existed within the bounds of time. It is recommended to call upon this energy when wanting to understand different outcomes to a single situation.

 

Begin this reading by taking The Fractal Tree out of the deck, it will be placed in the bottom center of the spread as you call upon this energy. Shuffle the deck three times, split it in three and then begin revealing cards from the top of the stack.

 

The first card, The Significator, symbolizes the situation at hand. The three cards that branch off from this card represent the different possible outcomes.

Take note if a particular suit shows up often or if you summon many Gods. When Gods or Myth cards show up in a reading they indicate a strong force of energy or change in Character. 

 

the myth of kaaos

THE MYTH OF KAAOS is about the cyclical nature of the world and is useful in understanding that beginnings and endings are linked. Start this reading by taking Kaaos out of the deck and shuffle and split the deck as with other readings. This spread is about learning from mistakes and improving on your past.

 

the myth of the great mother

THE MYTH OF GREAT MOTHER speaks about the energy in all things. This is a quick reading to do to understand the upside and the downside to a situation. Begin this reading by taking The Great Mother out of the deck, it will be placed in the center of the spread as you call upon this energy. Shuffle the deck three times, split it in three and then begin revealing cards from the top of the stack. The first card, The Significator, represents the situation at hand. The card above represents the positive of the situation and card 2 represents the downside. You can pull multiple upsides and downsides for more clarity.

© 2018 James R. Eads