The five-pointed star is an ancient symbol well known
in many traditions. The star by itself is called a pentagram.
When it is enclosed by a circle, it becomes a pentacle.
It symbolizes the four elements plus a fifth element, spirit.
The pentacle is a powerful talisman of protection. Its
five points represent the five senses through which we
perceive the world. The star in the circle is a symbol
of each individual as the center of his own universe.
You may enjoy trying these 5-card star pattern spreads:
Position the cards in the following manner:
Card 1 is at the top center
Card 2 is diagonally below and to the left of Card 1
Card 3 is diagonally below and to the right of Card 1
Card 4 is directly below Card 2
Card 5 is directly below Card 3
Five Senses Spread
1. Touch - What about this situation touches me
the most? Take notice of any physical sensation that
may be a source of intuitive information.
2. Taste - This card represents the attitude from
or towards the querent, which may be metaphorically
salty, sweet, bitter or sour.
3. Hearing - Inner hearing. This card gives the
wisdom of the still quiet voice of the Higher Self.
Like the physical ear focuses external vibrations
toward the inner ear that turns them into sounds, the
inner hearing captures the wisdom of the still small
voice of the Higher Self.
4. Smell - The nose knows. This card shows what
could be helping or hindering in the situation. This
card looks at risks. Does something smell fishy? What
influences will help the querent come out "smelling
like a rose?"
5. Sight - New insights or seeing something you
didn't see before is indicated by this card.
Mind - Body - Spirit Spread
1. Mind - The current mental state or focus of the
2. Body - Possible actions or next steps for the
3. Spirit - Karmic lessons for the querent.
4. Strength - What supports the querent.
5. Weakness - Areas that need attention or could
The next spread comes from The DruidCraft Tarot
by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Comm, illustrated by
Will Worthington. It is called The Pentagram Spread
and is useful for exploring the influences of the functions
of feeling, sensing, thinking, intuition and Spirit as
defined by Carl Jung.
The Pentagram Spread
Card 1: The Place of The Inner Flame - This
card shows how intuition play a role in your life
or suggests ways intuition may be developed.
Card 2: The Place of The Well - The card in this
position describes the role of emotions in your life.
It also suggests ways to develop emotional maturity.
Card 3: The Place of The Sword - This card relates
to influences affecting your thoughts or judgments. It
shows the role that intellect plays in your life.
Card 4: The Place of The Stone - This is the realm
of the physical body and the earth. This shows areas
concerning physical health or environment.
Card 5: The Place of Spirit/Soul - This represents
the advice or gifts of the spirit, or fifth function.
This advice relates to bringing about a sense of
wholeness or may relate to the needs of the soul.