I wanted to share a GREAT spread that I use, that I got from a GREAT book: "Tarot Celebrations" by Geraldine Amaral and Nancy Brady Cunningham. It focuses on using the Tarot as a tool for empowerment and growth, and has a chapter for each major arcana, listing the card's gifts to you and a ritual you can do to access those gifts. It's really a great book; I highly recommend it.
The spread itself is fairly simple: To find where your "golden shadow" or higest potential, is, you first shuffle the cards (asking: "Where do my highest potentials and abilities reside?") and cut them into four piles: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Then you search to see which pile has The Sun. That realm is where your higest potential lies.
Then shuffle just that pile and lay out three cards:
1. What aids me in developing my highest potential?
2. What hinders me in developing my highest potential?
3. A possible outcome once you have formed and developed your higest potential.
I found this to be a very helpful spread.