The Lo Scarabeo Spread
As I mentioned in my review of the Lo Scarabeo Tarot, the Lo Scarabeo Spread by Mark McElroy is one of the best I've come across. With the kind permission of Riccardo Minetti, here is the entire Lo Scarabeo Spread for you to use and enjoy:














For centuries, the scarab has been the symbol of life, hope and transformation. This spread channels the essential essence of the scarab, helping you clarify your direction, gain insight into your situation and decide on an appropriate course of action—whatever your challenge might be.

1 (Left Foreleg) - What you want. The direction, goal or achievement that you desire, hope for, or seek.

2 (Right Foreleg) - What you need. The direction, goal or achievement that your Higher Self knows is in your own best interest.

(Compare these; the fact that what you need and what you want are represented by different cards does not always mean these two concepts are in opposition.)

3 (Head) - What you need to know. Information you have consciously or unconsciously overlooked, discarded or disregarded.

4 (Left Midleg) - What works against you. An element of your nature that interferes with progress and growth.

5 (Right Midleg) - What works for you. An element of your nature that supports progress and growth.

6 (Left Body) - What you should abandon. A belief, attitude, or approach that is not in your best interest.

7 (Right Body) - What you should embrace. A belief, attitude or approach you would do well to adopt.

8 (Left Hindleg) - The Aggressor's Path. The best possible next action for those who prefer to take matters into their own hands.

9 (Right Hindleg) - The Believer's Path. The best possible next action for those who prefer to wait to see what the Universe will bring them.

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