Donnaleigh's Lessons



On November 6, 2010, Diane Wilkes joined us on Beyond Worlds to talk about her beautiful Jane Austen Tarot.

CLICK HERE to listen. 



She shared with us the Bildungsroman Spread, below, which she created. 


The Bildungsroman Spread


The term Bildungsroman refers to a specific literary genre, the novel of education/ formation within the context of a defined social order. The principal subject is the moral, psychological, and intellectual development of a usually youthful main character. Jane Austen’s novels are all Bildungsromans. This spread utilizes the vessel of story, as well as the ingredients for self-actualization.  


Separate your deck into three sections: Majors, Minors, Courts

 * You can also use the full deck for this spread, without separating it into sections.


Shuffle each section

 1.  Protagonist - The person for whom the reading is conducted -- Courts

 2. Theme - the theme or current life-lesson of the protagonist -- Majors

3.  Right Partner -- qualities/characteristics of the "ideal" partner for the protagonist -- Courts

4.  Work Ethic/Fulfillment - the kind of work that will fulfill the protagonist -- Minors

5.  Healthy connection to/Understanding the Roots -- Approach to making peace with the past -- Majors

6.  Spiritual Fulfillment -- What the protagonist needs to attain spiritual satisfaction -- Majors



 Samples of Jane Austen Tarot cards:



See Diane's Jane Austen Tarot Kit HERE,

published by Lo Scarabeo & Distributed by Llewellyn.


Samples of her out-of-print Storyteller Tarot cards:


Want a big smile? See her Bruce Springsteen Tarot HERE

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