Tarot card meanings and spreads are equally important parts of effective Tarot reading. Choosing the right spread will add the chronology, context and depth a Tarot reader is looking for whilst Tarot card meanings will add the neccessary detail.
You can find short and in-depth Tarot card meanings here.
We have chosen 4 key spreads for the site; we believe these are a good starting point for everyone. We hope our summaries and guidance enable you to choose the right spread for your needs. On each Tarot spread page you’ll find a link to our interactive example spreads.
Each Tarot spread is unique because of the positions it contains and their meanings. Individual Tarot spreads will look at and achieve different things depending on which one has been chosen and who the reading is for. A key part of developing a good relationship with a Subject is to be able to understand which spread will most suit their current needs and provide them with the most help.
Each position within a spread will reflect varying aspects of a particular situation. The position in which a card appears is integral to relating its meaning to your Subject. For example is the situation depicted in the card in their past, present or future? Is it a thought, feeling or is it their reality?
Reading Chakra Tarot Spreads
This spread is a good aid for self-help and healing. 7 cards are chosen, each representing a chakra, which will highlight blockages, or situations and people, that may be affecting your mind, body and soul. Due to the over-arching nature of this spread we advise people to only use the Major Arcana.More info
Reading Simply Tarot Spreads
This is our own spread using 6 cards which has been designed for those seeking an answer to a direct question.More info
Reading Past, Present & Future Tarot Spreads
Ideal for those wanting to look directly at just their past, present and future in a little more detail, without going into the overall depth of the Celtic Cross.More info
Reading Celtic Cross Tarot Spreads
A good reading, with decent layout and structure for learners. The 10 positions allow you to look at the many different aspects, influences and feelings in the situation it refers to.More info