I recently developed a 5-card "Quarterly Forecast" spread for a client. The reading worked very well, so I decided to share the spread here.
The layout looks like this:
In this spread, the Quintessence is derived by adding the numerical value of the other four cards, then reducing that value until you get the number of a Major Arcana card. The Quintessence card represents the overall influence, energy, or message for the year.
Feel free to give this spread a try. Let me know if it works for you!