New Spread: Old to New

With a new year upon us in the real world, it is time perhaps to consider a little mental housecleaning. It is time to put out the old, and welcome the new. Exchange new lamps for old, as the classic tale has it.

Old to New Spread

The Deal

  • Deal a concrete card to the center as the pivot.
  • Deal two concrete cards to the left as the old.
  • Deal two abstract cards to the right as the new.


The pair to the left stand for things to throw out with the changing of the year. Cherish them or hate them, their time is past. Let them go.

The pair to the right stand for things anticipated to come. Await them eagerly or fear them, their time is upon you.

The card at the eye of the storm is the pivot on which the whole turns. This might be a main character, a place, a prop, or a theme. It might not need to be mentioned by name, as events will turn about it regardless.


Pivot: Music
The Old: Mirror, fowl
The New: Prudence, Loyalty

As the dancers moved around her, the Princess finally relaxed into the moment and just let herself enjoy it.

All that business with the mirror, the old hag, the poisoned chickens, and the five extremely tall men was over and done. She had survived, and even perhaps learned a few lessons. The hag was no longer a threat. The chicken flock was once again healthy. And the mirror knew better than to offer any opinions. For now, at least.

Tomorrow was another day, which she would deal with then. She imagined that more care was needed before accepting help from just anyone. And she expected that her new council members (all unusually tall and thin) would be loyal to her before all else.


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