Creating spreads is fun. Even when you don’t have a particular question, but you feel like playing with your cards, you can create a spread inspired by the deck that you are using. This is an interesting way to get to know a deck and may reveal some wisdom that you didn’t know you were looking for.
This spread was inspired by the Tarot of the Secret Forest, which is a fascinating double-sided deck. It allows us to explore a wonderful world of hidden treasures and surprises. When Lucia Mattioli created this deck, she was thinking about a certain Japanese wisdom that that says insects are born from decomposing vegetation and are therefore the precise thing that should be there at
We are adding some traditional spreads to our site and will begin with one of the most traditional, The Celtic Cross.
Celtic Cross Spread
The Celtic Cross Spread is a very traditional and well-known spread, included in almost every tarot book. There is a reason it is so well known and popular. It provides a wealth of information about any situation. There are enough cards to provide plenty of material to work with. It gives a clear overview of a situation as well as the probable outcome. It can be read as a large spread or as a series of smaller spreads. Because the Celtic Cross Spread has been around for over one hundred years (it was invented by Author E. Waite who falsely
It is just now beginning to feel like spring here in Minnesota, even though we still have snow on the ground.
I always associate the Aces with spring, probably because I think of them as seeds full of all the potential of their suit.
Awhile back, I wrote an article about the Aces and created a few spreads to explore their power in our lives. Seems like a good time to revisit it.
Springtime and the Aces
The Deck of 1000 Spreads
Gail Renfrow is a member of a local tarot group. She brought The Deck of a 1000 Spreads with her and wrote a review. We thought the review was so good that we asked her if we could share it. She very generously agreed! Here is it:
When I first saw Llewellyn’s new Tarot kit, The Deck of 1000 Spreads, my first thought was “This is genius! How has no one thought of this before?” As the moderator for Witch City’s Tarot study group, I know how difficult it can be when one first jumps into the world of Tarot. First you have to learn what the 78 cards represent, then what they represent when they’re reversed, and then you have to find and remember