Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings teaches a great deal about how spreads work, how they are designed, and how to use them to best advantage. One of the key elements of this work is to know yourself as a reader and to understand what works for you and what doesn’t. Some people have no interest in creating spreads from scratch. Some have a handful of spreads they love and use all the time. But just as we know that bespoke clothing fits, feels, and looks better than off-the-rack clothes, a spread that is modified to YOUR style will give you better results and/or make your readings flow more easily. Here are a few tips for modifying spreads from this
From Tarot Spreads: Layouts & Techniques to Empower Your Readings
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs divides human needs into five levels. According to this theory, the bottom level must be fulfilled, or nearly fulfilled, before attention can be given to the next level. In very basic terms, a starving person is less interested in spiritual development than they are with finding food.
This spread can help you see where you are in terms of your human needs. Positive cards usually indicate the need is being met in a healthy way. Negative cards often show that the need is not being met or being met in an unhealthy way. By identifying the unfulfilled spaces, you can then make a
The spread for October 21, from Sasha Graham’s 365 Tarot Spreads, is based on the Temperance card because:
On this Day
Today in 1925, the US Treasury Department announced it had fined 29,620 people for alcohol violations during prohibition.
The spread is designed using one of my favorite techniques: pulling symbols from a card to create spread positions. This is a great way to further explore any card. I find it useful to do when I feel like a card is stalking me or if I am having a disproportionate emotional reaction to a card.
Use this spread to answer any question. Format your questions before casting the spread or simply let the cards answer the
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