Instant Archetypes are useful whenever you want a creative prompt or nudge, with an element of randomness. Just pick one from the pack and see where your thoughts take you as they engage with the archetype it portrays.


Pick seven cards, lay them face down in the shape of an L. Place the eighth card face-up beside the L – this will be your anchor card – its vibe will guide the reading. Now, imagine the journey from past to future streaming through the L.

First three cards: Describe the story as it relates to the past /origin of the question.

Fourth card: Sitting at the cross-road of past and future, what relationships does this card suggest? How might the two streams be connected?

Last three cards: What consequences for the future are beginning to emerge?