Recently, I did a reading for myself using the Self-Actualisation Pyramid. It was scarily accurate. What follows is the card layout, copied from the website:
Basically there is the main pyramid in the center, and two smaller pyramids each side. One is inverted.The question I asked “Was where could the creative path lead me?” and the cards I drew were as follows:
Positions 1 – 3 represent where you have come from, or what has made you/shaped you on the various levels. Can be from environment, upbringing, schooling etc. A look at the past, but with more objectivity than is usually given when using tarot cards.
Positions 4 – 5 represent “who you are now”. May or may not make pleasant reading but hey, this is what this is about right?
Position 6 represents “who you could be”. Again it might or might not look good, but you can learn from that and change who you are now accordingly. (This is a bit like how Scrooge did things in a Christmas Carol)
Positions 7-8 are your strengths. The light you have which can be bought to the forefront. What carries you and should not be hidden or unacknowledged.
Position 9 represents what you should be giving to yourself or creating within.
Position 10 – 11 represent personal areas for development or weaknesses. Again might not make good reading but if you look at your strengths first you will be able to see a balance is there and you can choose to focus on one side or the other… your choice. This is where you could really see how your shadow side comes into play.
Position 12 represents what you should be offering externally, or what you can bring to your world or others who inhabit that world.
- 9 of Diamonds
- 8 of Clubs
- XII The Hanged One
- VII The Charioteer
- King of Hearts
- V The Soothsayer
- Queen of Spades
- 10 of Spades
- XX Redemption
- XI Strength
- XVI The Tower
- 5 of Hearts
Position 12 was particularly interesting to me as well; “Uncertainty when faced with something that cannot be perceived with full clarity. The need to either take the risk or to look for other alternatives, otherwise there is real risk no progress at all can be made. Tentative steps towards taking a look at the face or façade you may have portrayed to yourself or others, understanding what is seen may lead to discomfort or a change in outlook.”