I of course jumped on it because I love testing new spreads AND love sharing my tarot love with friends.
Being pregnant, I have mood swings, however, in the last week or so, I've experienced some depression due to stress caused by my letting people around me effect how I see myself, my world, etc. This spread was just perfect timing for that and, since I don't believe in coincidences, I knew this was a sign from spirit to get my tail into gear and use my tools to figure a way up and out of the funk I was in.
Tarot Testing Outcome
I changed #3, Who is not helping you? to Who or What is not helping your situation?
The wording helped me because, as you might see here, I could read the 5 of pentacles as either someone being uncharitable or the problem could be my own unwillingness to ask for aid that is close at hand.
Also, rather than Clarification, I chose to lay an Outcome card.
For me, clarification cards are cards drawn after a reading is laid out and they are placed over the area that needs clarification. Say I wasn't understanding card 3 and wanted some deeper insight, that is when I would draw a clarification card, lay it over or next to card 3, and read it from there.
By making the 5th card space "Outcome" I could also see if I how I can use the lesson learned in the reading to bring myself towards an outcome I wanted and if the outcome in the layout was not what I wanted, then I'd have a heads up to change my direction. (I will be talking more about this in a future blog post on how to implement advice from tarot readings into your life.)
Thank you Lady Aconita for giving us such an awesome spread!