How tarot card spreads work.
The more comfortable you get with the tarot, the easier it will become to decipher the tarot meanings. The same can be said for tarot card spreads. There are hundreds of spreads to choose from. To simplify this process, I have linked to some examples of my favorite tarot spreads.
Tarot card spreads have different implications, and they can vary from a single one card spread to spreads that can include all 78 tarot cards. The choice of which spread to use primarily depends on the reader and the questions that need to be answered. Some Tarot card spreads relay information in a general way and others can impart information that is very specific in nature.
To begin, let’s first discuss what Tarot Card Spreads are and how they work. A Tarot spread is a configuration or pattern of cards. Each position of the tarot cards in a spread has a specific meaning. Thus, that pattern of a spread provides the framework for a tarot reading. The Tarot reader utilizes the placement of the cards, or the card’s position, with an identified theme. For example, many spreads include positions for the past, present and future. They can also include positions for internal feelings, specific challenges, external factors, and so on.
Once you become familiar with the Tarot, you may want to make up some of your own spreads. As a Tarot reader, it is important to choose spreads that encourage your imagination and intuition. Understanding the placement of the cards is important, but it is just as important to identify the specific spread that works for you as an individual. A spread can be as personal as the tarot cards themselves. Many readers come to rely on specific spreads that work best for them.
In a tarot reading, the cards are shuffled by the person being read. This enables the person to have contact with the cards which transfers their intention to the cards. While the person is shuffling, they are asked to think of a question or issue. The tarot cards are like magnets. They attach to individual energies. Once attached, they pick up information that facilitates the tarot reader in his or her reading. After the cards are drawn and placed in a spread, the tarot reader will begin to interpret the images and positions of the tarot cards. The positions each card appears within a spread adds to the complexities of its meaning.
The strength of the cards lies in their unique ability to impart a person’s path. It can do this in two ways; by igniting the intuition or psychic ability of the tarot reader and by picking up the energy of the person being read. In essence, it is a marriage. The tarot cards are the bridge between the reader and that of the person being read, and the Tarot Spread is the architecture of the reading.
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