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Failing for success: A tarot spread



Exploding lightbulbFailure is tough, but it doesn’t have to keep you down. Failing is one step closer to success. Did you know Thomas Edison failed a thousand times to create the light bulb? When a reporter asked him, "How did it feel to fail 1,000 times?" Edison replied,

"I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps."

If you're afraid of failure, you might let good ideas go.

So, how do you change failure into success? By exploring what happened and looking towards the future.

Here is a tarot spread that guides you through the process. I created the spread in the form of a funnel. As you go down the layers, you get closer to success:

Spread 12 cards in a funnel

  1. The failure: what happened?

  2. Why did you fail?

  3. How does failing make you feel?

  4. How can you cope with feelings of failure?

  5. What would be a positive way to view the failure?

  6. What can you learn from failure?

  7. How can you forgive yourself for failing?

  8. How can you try again?

  9. What would success look like?

  10. How can you improve your chances of success?

  11. What obstacles will you have to overcome?

  12. What resources can you use on your way to success?

Let me know if this spread works for you!

If you need a brief refresher on reading tarot cards, look at my free article "How to read tarot cards: A quick guide."

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