As I browsed through the fairy tales and cards, I was on the lookout for factors or elements from one of them that would make a good layout. The bridge in The Three Billy Goats Gruff seemed a likely possibility. After all a bridge is a means of traveling from one point to another, just as this journey through life is about moving through the landscape of time and life, in much the same way that a reading is about moving from point A in thinking to point B.
The bridge spread encompasses different aspects of crossing a bridge, as well as the added element of the troll. Card One represents the beginning of the crossing, tentative first steps, moving forward without a real knowledge of the outcome. Card Two represents the solid center of the bridge, that which the traveler needs to make it safely across. Card Three is the final section of the bridge and must be firmly anchored to support the weary traveler. Card Four, is of course, the troll, that aspect of the issue that must be overcome, a challenge that may be obvious but is mostly likely hidden, ready to jump out at the crosser without warning. The troll is lurking there in waiting, just as obstacles, challenges and roadblocks appear on many of life’s paths. Card Five is simply the outcome. What happens after the trip across the bridge? Where does the bridge lead to? Will there be green grass waiting?
I hope you enjoy using the Three Billy Goats Gruff Bridge spread. I would love to hear about how it “reads” for you. I have created a couple printable for recording notes when you use the spread....but alas, google docs is NOT cooperating with me...I have a love/hate relationship with technology...so perhaps I can get them up for you later...
NEXT POST: I'll put up the spread although here at blogger getting the form to look right might be a bit hard. I'll try my best!
NEXT SPREAD: The Princess and The Pea!! Coming soon!