Tarot spreads are an indispensable feature of tarot readings. The tarot cards are chosen one by one from a deck of tarot cards and are laid out in keeping with the conditions of the chosen spread. Tarot cards are manually picked for in-person readings. Choosing the cards for the spread for an online reading entails shuffling the cards and picking a card for each position, while focusing on the question you need answers for. Each tarot card has a designated meaning. The combined meaning of the card that is picked and the position it is picked for is interpreted and predictions regarding the future are based on this. Some simple spreads involve choosing a single card which provides a general overview of a situation. Complex spreads require several cards to be picked and insights and clarity pertaining to your question are gleaned from the different cards of the spread. The position that each card was picked for in the spread sheds light on the known or hidden influences impacting the situation. There are myriad options available for tarot spreads. Detailed below are some popular spreads worth considering for tarot readings for a single question, a general overview, for direction in life or a complex issue.
Single card spread
This spread offers an overview to a question or can point to the final outcome of a choice you are about to make. A single card spread also offers quick insights into the burning question currently on your mind.
Three card spread
This classic spread offers clarity on the influences of the past and present on your future. It details the probable outcome of a situation. This spread is ideal for single questions.
Cross and triangle spread
A popular spread for complex situations, the cross and triangle spread is also the spread to pick when you want general guidance regarding your life and have no particular questions that need answers during a reading.
Celtic Cross Spread
This traditional spread is used for situations that are either simple or complex in nature. It can answer questions regarding a single aspect of your life or several questions regarding the different aspects of your life all during a single reading. It considers aspects such as the influences on your current life, the obstacles you are likely to face in the present and the tidings the future is most likely to bring, to arrive at a prediction regarding the final outcome of your situation, unless you change course and make different choices.
Tree of life spread
This spread takes into account the influences of the different aspects of your life on your situation. The aspects that are considered include emotional relationships, responsibilities, spiritual life, home life and career.
Insights, guidance and clarity on a romantic relationship are offered by this spread. It brings to light both known and hidden influences on a new love or a long standing romantic relationship. This spread sheds light on whether your romantic partner is your soulmate, what life lessons you are meant to learn together and the potential of relationship to develop further and thrive. It is also the one to choose if you have only just met someone, sense a soulmate like connection with this person, but are not yet romantically involved.
This spread is rich in details and offers clarity on what you can expect from life in the months between one birthday to the next. It gives you an in-depth look at the influences and the energy of this period and how it will impact your life and aspirations.
This spread considers the influences of the past and the present to assess their influence on your future. This reading is ideal for in-depth readings that give you an idea of the obstacles you are likely to encounter on the road that leads to your goals, offers guidance on the decisions that will work in your favor and the probable outcome of the situation.