The Catalyst. A nine card spread designed to help you figure out how a situation is going to shake out.
Ideally, the catalyst (the fourth card) is something you know is going to happen (but not necessarily) but can’t do anything about. An example would be getting into a car accident and waiting for the fallout. A positive example would be deciding to make a new change in your life, like giving up a bad habit or getting over some sort of difficulty you’ve been having. It’s not about the situation, per se, but what you feel about it and what you can do about the situation. It’s excellent for sorting out personal feelings.
Deck used above: The Dishonored Tarot.