Tarot Spreads

My reading ritual is minimalist; lighting a stick of incense and a candle as I recite your question a few times. Before the cards are shuffled I pick a ‘spread‘ (card layout) and assign what each position represents for your query. Most spreads use a basic geometric pattern such as those shown below- with either one or two cards at each point.

Once the cards are laid out I record them on paper along with initial reactions and obvious connections to the question. Taking a moment to look at the entire spread I make note of which suit(s) have the most cards and any other significant correlations. From these notes I prepare the final reading notes which will be sent to you as a .pdf file.


To illustrate this, while protecting client confidentiality, I have attached a screen capture of two actual readings (with details concealed). Click on each thumbnail to see the larger image.

More advanced spreads available for a Complex Reading include an astrological or calendar year 12 card spread, the traditional Celtic Cross spread, and the 9 Card Grand Cross Spread.

** Important Terms and Information

@ Please see our Tarot Terms page;
@ More about Email Readings;
@ If you have any questions, please send me a note;
@ I have some notes on the history of tarot.