A good tarot reading is often like a story, reconstructing, constructing, and forecasting relevant pieces of a person's life to bring understanding about a particular topic. While our tarot cards reveal the details of the story, it's the spread that provides an outline and asks the right questions. Tierney Sadler, creator of The Deck of 1000 Spreads, explains why crafting your own spread is the best way to ensure your reading is perfectly tailored.
Many long-time users of the Tarot get set in their ways when it comes to the variety of layouts they favor for readings. Janina Renée, author of Tarot: Your Everyday Guide and Tarot Spells, details the "card tracking technique" that can be used for clarification on a card or cards that come up in a reading, amplifying meanings, and fishing for advice.
I can still remember doing my first Tarot reading. I had just bought a Tarot deck, and after carefully studying the little white book that came with it, I figured I was ready to do a reading for myself. But although the question I had in mind was a ...