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What are tarot spreads?

Tarot cards are what tarot readers use to give psychic readings. Usually they will have to choose the cards and lay it out on the table and then interpret and decipher what the chosen cards meant for the sitter or client. There are lots of different kinds of tarot cards, usually they differ in the design or drawing that are painted on each card and not only that, there are also different tarot spreads that could be used by tarot readers during a reading.


A tarot spread is the layout of the tarot cards that is arranged by tarot readers to be able to provide a reading to the sitter. Most of the spreads were developed to read a specific aspect or chapter in life, while the other spreads are used for general readings. If you are ever going for a tarot card reading, ask your tarot reading to use the spread that would most probably tell more about you and your concerns.


But remember, although there is quite a lot of tarot spreads that can be used during a reading, in the end, every spread’s purpose is to provide good balancing for you tarot reading and the outcome would probably be the same if you used a different spread – you will get the answers and insights that you need and a peek in the future.


Here are some of the most common spreads that most tarot readers use:

  1. The Celtic Cross Spread

This has been known to be the most popular spread used today as tarot readers believe that it could relinquish and give light to broader aspects of life. Because of its popularity, this spread had a lot of variations all throughout the years that it has been used but however tarot readers opt to use it, it will still give out the same outcome and answers.

  1. The Cross and Triangle Spread

This spread has been used to know more and discuss queries that involves the general direction of one’s life.


  1. The Tetraktys Spread

This spread was known to be based on the Pythagorean theorem and the Platonist theory. It could also reveal general information and knowledge about you and might probably give an answer to any question that has been bothering you.


  1. The Relationship Spread

This spread is being used by tarot readers when a person or a client would want to ask questions and know more about their relationship status and it could also read and gather the needs an the views of the partner or the lover of the person being read.


  1. The Astrological Spread

Basically, each card on this spread has its own body and it represents each astrological sign: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces. This would be able to point out the strengths and weaknesses of the person being read.


  1. The Birthday Spread

This spread should be done before or after your birthday as it helps you form and achieve new, short term goals before your next birthday. This spread could also help you evaluate and assess yourself, as to where you are today, what you have done and what you can do to be better.


  1. The Mandala Spread

This spread is said to be very helpful if you would want to know more about your spiritual side.


  1. The Star Guide Spread

Usually, this spread is used to answer very specific questions that a client wants to know about.


  1. The Past Life Spread

This spread is where you can find out about what happened to your past life and how it is affecting you, today, in your current life.


  1. The Dream Exploration Spread

This spread is usually used to know more about a dream that appears periodically or any dream that you cannot get out of your mind and is actually bothering you.



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