There are hundreds of different traditional Tarot spreads to choose from. But, some of the best spreads are the ones you design yourself. Think of the spread as the landscape and the cards as the peop
Halloween Tarot Spread
Halloween or Samhain (pronounced Sow-een) is traditionally known as the Day of the Dead. The ancient Celts saw Samhain as the beginning of the new year. It is the time of year, as the seasons change, that we start to prepare for the long winter ahead.
Major Arcana Sample Reading
The Celtic Cross reading can be a very powerful and revealing tool, especially when only the Major Arcana cards are involved. Here is a sample reading to help you to understand how to keep focused and in tune with the information you are receiving from the cards and also from your own intuition.
Major Arcana Spreads
The Major Arcana is the main focus of Tarot. The characters are archetypes of every person's life journey. Getting to know the characters individually and as a group is a vital aspect to understanding the depth and perception that Tarot can offer.
New Administration Reading
In light of the recent election, I opted to do a Tarot reading on the new administration. This is a snapshot view of what the next year may hold in store for the American people.
Reading Tarot Card Reversals
Reading card reversals is an individual preference. Generally, if a card is pulled from the deck and placed upside down in a spread it is read as the reverse meaning of the upright card.
Sometimes it is hard to see your relationship in perspective. The Relationship Spread is a good way to get a clear snapshot of what is really happening and why.
Summer Solstice Reading
In Celtic lore, the Summer Solstice represents the beginning of the dark side of the year. It's a good time to begin to look at your mental 'garden' and begin to pull out the weeds so the new crops can thrive and prosper.
Tarot and Self Confidence
Being self confident is all about having faith in the ability to make clear minded and wise decisions concerning one's goals and life ambitions. We have a lot more control over our lives than we sometimes believe we do.
This is the time of year when family is drawn together, old arguments are resolved. Even in the midst of cooking, cleaning, and family chaos, we should still find the time to meditate on our many blessings.
The Celtic Cross Spread
The Celtic Cross is perhaps one of the best known of all the Tarot spreads. It's a quick way to take a snapshot look at any given situation. It is also versatile enough to use in conjunction with other readings and tools of divination.
The Fifteen Card Spread
The Fifteen Card Spread is a great "snapshot" of a situation. It is actually five Three Card Spreads representing different aspects in a past, present and future context. It can be particularly useful when used with just the Minor or the Major Arcana cards.
The Four Options Spread
There are never really any cut and dried solutions to any given situation. There are always other options to consider. This quick and easy spread shows you four potential pathways that could be followed.
Three Card Spread
A three card spread is a quick and easy way to get a snapshot view of a situation. You can use many different alternatives as to what each card represents. For instance, body, mind and spirit. This particular spread is based upon the first ten cards of the Major Arcana.
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Every year at the Winter Solstice I like to do a reading for the year ahead. As I turn over each card I meditate of what the symbolism means to me. It's kind of a heads up for what the future has in store for me.
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