When I started out with Lenormand, one of the things I did was use the cards to predict what would happen on the TV shows I watch. It was a nice way to ease into doing readings for other people and their situations.
One of the shows I did readings on was “Days of Our Lives,” and I focused on the couple of Will Horton and Sonny Kiriakis, in particular. In this space, I shared what I called my “storyline style reading,” and followed up with periodic updates.
In the last update I shared, Sonny, Will’s husband, left him and moved to Paris to work for his (Sonny’s) uncle, Victor.
And a short time later, Will Horton had been killed by the “Necktie Killer,” Ben Weston.
End of the story, right? Well, not quite.
Two years later, Will Horton is back (it turns out he wasn’t killed, after all)—the only thing is he doesn’t remember anything about his former life, which includes his husband.
Since I had done readings regarding this couple before, I thought it would only be right to see what’s in the cards concerning this latest development.
Since I’m really loving reading with playing cards for myself at the moment, I wanted to work with an Answer Spread, asking the question, “Is Will Horton going to regain his memory on ‘Days of Our Lives’?”
The Answer Spread is a layout I discovered in the book Card Reader’s Handbook by Regina Russell. It consists of 6 cards, laid out in two rows of three.
The cards are read in pairs vertically. The first two cards represent aspects of the situation. The middle cards answer the question (at this point, I should say that the Answer Spread is read only for the specific question being asked). The last two cards are contributing factors yet to be considered. The final card in the reading is the “pivot card,” and can share some insight about the outcome to the situation.
Using the Bicycle® Flying Machines playing card deck (I chose this one because the situation is so “up in the air” right now, and air is the element associated with the mind, and I’m asking about memory), I drew 3 of Spades, 9 of Hearts, 9 of Clubs, 8 of Diamonds, King of Hearts, and 6 of Spades.
I love seeing the 3 of Spades first, as this is a card of confusion, and Will is experiencing memory loss, and the situation is confusing to him. The 3 of Spades is also a card of interference by a third party, and points to Susan Banks, a woman who purposely kept Will from his family for the past two years.
The 8 of Diamonds can represent limitation on a physical level, and following the 3 of Spades, can suggest an illness, some kind on imbalance with health (the number 8). The number 3, when connected to Spades can suggest a decrease (memory loss could be considered a decrease).
The 9 of Hearts is the wish card, so this I would consider a yes.
The King of Hearts can represent a married man being read by the cards, so this is Will. Both cards being red (positive) is a definite yes, that Will is going to regain his memory.
The 9 of Clubs and 6 of Spades provide additional information to be considered.
The 9 of Clubs is a card of good luck or getting a lucky break. It’s also a card of “distance,” and can suggest something far away. The 9 of Clubs can signify a journey of the self, and implies one of a psychological nature (keeping with Will’s condition). So, I see the 9 of Clubs saying that Will regaining his memory might be “some time down the road.”
And that brings me to the pivot card, the 6 of Spades.
First, being a Spades card, it can suggest a block, which would reinforce the 9 of Clubs suggesting a long duration. The 6 of Spades is a card of completion, of a matter being ended once and for all, again pointing toward a resolution. The 6 is also a number of psychology, again a reference to the condition Will is experiencing.
The 6 of Spades is also a card of divorce, which might not bode well for Sonny, Will’s husband…
But I have to remember that the Answer Spread is designed to address the specific question, so I’m digressing…
I’ll post updates when I know more. As they say in soap opera land—stay tuned…
On the January 3, 2018 episode of “Days,” Will told Sonny he was filing for divorce (remember that pivot card, the 6 of Spades, which can indicate divorce…?).
On the January 31, 2018 episode of “Days,” Will handed Sonny the divorce papers. Sonny signed them on the February 1 episode.
On the August 24, 2018 episode of “Days,” Will regained his memory at John and Marlena’s wedding ceremony (right before Marlena was accidentally shot–weddings in Salem rarely go off without a hitch!).