“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favourable”.
– Lucius Annaeus Seneca.
In this journey, you will start in your birth-realm, based on your date of birth and related sun-sign, such as Taurus, which would place you to start on the river in Torfeld.
You will then be taken to your own Port of Departure and through three stages of self-discovery using your tarot deck over a period of approximately one week.
You will only require ten minutes a day for the actual steering of your ship, but each day will also carry much introspection work in any time you give to it.
During this experience, which can be explored at your own pace, by yourself, or in the company of fellow Wayfarers, you will be encouraged to cast away old baggage that no longer serves you in life as you approach the centre of time.
In this gated spread we consider our tarot deck to be the River of Time upon which all our stories journey.
1. Take out the Six of Swords to represent yourself as a Wayfarer upon the river.
2. Take out one selection of cards as shown below, representing your baggage, each inventory of which is dependent on a specific burden you may wish to journey with at this time.
i.e. if you wish to work with a burden in your health, select DEATH + 7 OF WANDS + One card of your choice.
If you are an advanced Wayfarer, you may choose your own set of 3-6 cards to represent a specific burden for this gated spread.
Lay these cards face-up in a row, with the Six of Swords placed above them.
AN INVENTORY OF BURDENS
A Burden of Guilt, Shame or Regret
9 of Swords + 5 of Cups + 2 of Wands.
A Burden of Home or Family
5 of Pentacles + 6 of Cups + 3 of Cups + 5 of Cups + 10 of Pentacles + 7 of Wands.
A Burden of Work or Business
Choose 3-6 cards from the Suit of Wands or Pentacles as feel suitable for your burden.
A Burden of the Spiritual Life
Choose 2-6 cards from Strength, The Hermit, Hanged Man, Last Judgement, 4 of Cups, 7 of Cups, 3 of Cups, 8 of Cups, 5 of Pentacles, Queen of Cups, The Devil.
A Burden of Friendship or Society
3 of Cups + 6 of Cups + 9 of Cups + 6 of Cups + Ten of Wands.
Advanced Wayfarers may also add a Court Card (or cards) to represent those involved.
A Burden of Health or Illness
Death + 7 of Wands + one card of your choice.
A Burden of the Mind, Anxiety, Worry, or Depression
7 of Cups + 10 of Wands + 4 of Cups.
A Burden of Loss
5 of Cups + 8 of Cups + 2 of Cups.
A Burden of Disappointment
2 of Cups + 7 of Cups + 8 of Cups + 2 of Wands.
A Burden of Love
Choose 1-3 cards from the Suit of Cups + The Devil + The Lovers.
A Burden of Tolerance
High Priestess + Temperance + 2 of Cups.
A Burden of Habit or Addiction
Nine of Cups + The Devil + The Lovers.
You may now progress as a Wayfarer with your burdens to your place of departure.