Here is an audio post for a spread I was inspired to create today. I decided to record it as I worked my way through the new spread. It had some decent things to tell me, even though I didn’t really have a question. 🙂

This spread is is the Rays of Awen, based on the concept of awen or imbas — that spark of divine inspiration — as well as the image of same used by some modern druids. See Wikipedia for a summary and a standard image of this symbol.

Here is the spread as I used it for this post:

The three cards on top, the drops of inspiration, are: Temperance, King of Cups, 8 of Cups
The leftmost or first ray contains: Hanged Man, 4 of Wands, Page of Wands
The rightmost or second ray contains: 2 of Wands, King of Swords, Knight of Pentacles
The center or third ray contains: Ace of Cups, 7 of Pentacles, Heirophant

I may or may not use this spread long term, but it was great fun to lay out today, and if I stick with it I think it could provide both short readings as well as detailed examinations of circumstance. I know there are subtleties here that would come from truly spending time on exploring the interplay of cards within and between each part of the spread. In my post, I did not do this.

I welcome feedback and comments as always.

Jase on Cards 08072011 (mp3, approximately 18min22sec; 8.8Meg)

Books that helped inspire this spread: