Popular Tarot Card Spreads – Part 1
Welcome to part 1 of your free Tarot card mini course…
…and let me start by saying thank you for being here.
Okay then – In this mini course I’m going to be showing you several popular Tarot card spreads – all are easy to do and suitable for beginners or professionals alike.
So, with that end in mind let’s begin.
Laying the Tarot cards out on the table in a certain or set pattern is called a spread or layout.
And when you first learn to read the Tarot it can be forgotten that as well as learning the meanings of all the 78 cards, a somewhat daunting task I know… 🙂
…you also need to find a suitable way to spread or layout your cards on the table too.
Of course, which spread you choose to use, in the end, may depend on your client’s question – but most of all it will depend on you…
…and how you feel about both the client and the question.
But, you’ll soon develop your own favourite layout – the most comfortable and meaningful one to you. 🙂
And, of course, the spread that makes you feel most connected, will also make you more intuitive and insightful.
You may use your favourite spread for every reading or have a choice of 2 or 3, which you can chop and change around at a moment’s notice.
And, because there are so many different Tarot card layouts in the world, it’s almost impossible not to find one that suits you and your question. 🙂
But even if you do have difficulty finding the ‘right’ Tarot card spread for you, you can always create one of your own…
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with doing this, and it’ll have the added advantage of resonating to your own personality and emotions! 🙂
You see, you have to feel intuitively inspired either by the spread, the colours on each card or by the symbols they contain, etc.
So if it has to be yours – yours it has to be.
But if you’re not up for that, let’s choose a popular, readymade layout to start off with…
1. The Chakra Spread
This spread is very quick and easy to learn and as the name suggests, it is based on the seven chakras.
Therefore, you use seven cards. 🙂
So let’s begin…
Shuffle your cards well and think of the question or situation you wish to address.
Lay the first card down in front of you, face down to begin with.
Then lay the second card down directly above the first one.
Then place the third card face down directly above the second card, and so on, until you have a tower of seven face down cards, one above the other.
The first or bottom card relates to your base chakra and resonates to the energy of that chakra so…
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Card 1 – Represents your current physical and material situations.
Card 2 – Sexuality, creativity and relationships.
Card 3 – Sense of self and will power, confidence and knowledge.
Card 4 – Love and harmony, Universal Love.
Card 5 – Communication skills.
Card 6 – Psychic awareness and visualisation skills.
Card 7 – Spiritual beliefs and sense of ‘knowing’.
This simple layout is excellent to see on what level, so to speak, you might be ‘blocking’ your own progress or where a client might be getting stuck.
If one of the chakra cards is a bit unclear to you and you would like a bit more in depth information, then simply turn two more cards over and place them either side of the card already laid.
This will show you something of the events leading up to the present card and a little more of where the energy may be flowing to.
Now, using this layout to gain insight into yourself can be deeply moving…
…for we all store or bury emotions from past events and this simple layout can reveal the keys to releasing anything that is stopping you living life to the full. 🙂