'The Sword of Legend' is a simple five card tarot spread I devised some time ago, based on the image of a sword and narrative concepts.
This is how it goes:
- Place the first card near you. This is the hilt of the sword, and denotes the 'Hero', the self, the querent, and circumstances at the beginning.
- Place the second card above the first. This is the blade of the sword, and denotes the 'Journey', the general progress toward the goal.
- Place the third card above the second. This is the point of the sword, and denotes the 'Quest', the ultimate goal.
- Place the fourth and fifth cards at an angle on each side of the second. These form the cross-guard of the sword, and denote the 'Friend' and the 'Foe', specific circumstances (or people) that may help or hinder the 'Hero' on his or her way.