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How to design your own Tarot Spreads?

How to design your own Tarot Spreads?
you can answer directly here or give me some sources.

Suggestion by Bethany
You can literally design your own. You have a discrete number of areas about which you wish to enquire: love, finances, the past, the future, the present, bad influences, good influences and so on. These may be arrayed in any manner as seems fitting to you.
The easiest spread, of course, is simply one card: What does the future hold?
Another, three cards in a horizontal line: past, present and future.
Designing your own layout, one that appeals most to you, can only be beneficial in bringing you and your cards closer together and making them a more effective tool.

Suggestion by Helruna
When designing your own spread, first determine what the theme is: love, work, a specific issue or a more general outlook?

Once you’ve determined what the theme of the spread is, think of what aspects are involved, and base position meanings on that.

Example:

Question – how can I best prepare for my exams?

Possible aspects that you might like to look at:

What is my greatest block / obstacle in keeping up with the studies?
How might I consciously be undermining my studies?
How might I unconsciously be undermining my studies?
What study regime might be best for me?
….

I hope this makes sense. Once you’ve taken note of what factors come into play in the given matter, double-check if there might be too many (like, if it’s getting into the high tens / twenties … it might get a bit “crowded”). Try to focus on the most important factors / aspects.

Each factor than is a position in this spread. You can try to arrange the positions in a visually appealing way … but, well, that’s up to you.

And, that’s basically all I know how to design your own spread. I usually just look at the question at hand, take into consideration different factors that come into play or might be important, and that’s it.

Hope that’ll help.

Suggestion by theminchiman
http://www.tarotamerica.com

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Tarot: Majority of spreads are mostly made up of court and trump cards, common?
Is it common to have the majority of your cards in a spread be court and trump cards? It’s energy seems ominous. I might be overestimating it, tho.

Suggestion by Pam Richards
Libra

It can be said that readings with a majority of Major’s can mean that life is not within your control at this time.

A majority of court’s can show that others will have a greater say, which of course can lead to conflict.

Pam

Suggestion by Ding-Ding
It’s not all that common. A reading with a majority of Major Arcana cards can mean the situation is out of your control. A major life lesson needs to be learned. The timing of Major Arcana cards is usually the event is occurring now, in the present time. Court cards can indicate events, but in most cases they do represent people in your life. The Major Arcana may be pointing out issues that need to be resolved with a person, or it could mean that person has a message for you (especially the Pages).

Also, some of the energy from the negative feeling cards is somewhat negated if they are in the ill-dignified position (reversed).

You may want to reshuffle the cards and do another lay-out asking for clarification on the last reading.

What does the blank card (just the one with the design on it) mean during a tarot card reading?

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What does the blank card (just the one with the design on it) mean during a tarot card reading?
During a tarot card reading for my mom the black cover card some how got into the cards. It happened durting a celtic cross spread and it was the futre influence card. Is there any special meaning to this or should the reading be redone?

Suggestion by John quill Quill
Behold! God has all-knowledge!
Do you like having an infinite number of options
and choices to choose from at this very instant?
You’re a prisoner of Decision.

Suggestion by Sjnoring Ejvrloodyr
Her future will be parabolic.

Suggestion by romans 8:1
The blank card means that we do not exist. (just kidding, but it is a good thought. or maybe it does)

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How to give a detailed tarot card reading?
Hi there, I am 15 years old and I just got my new pack of Rider-Waite tarot cards. It is my first pack, given to me as a gift. I already know how to set them out etc… but my question is how do I give a detailed tarot reading to somebody else? I’m not very good at speaking. What do I say? I just can’t seem to get the hang of it.

Thank you, 10 points for best answer, all answers are helpful. (:

Suggestion by Melusina V
What will really help you to get better at reading Tarot for other people is, quite simply, practice!

Become extremely familiar with your deck so that you understand every card and won’t have to stop and look anything up during a reading (this will really slow you down). Offer to read for people you are comfortable with, like friends or family, so you can check your accuracy. Let your intuition guide you, especially when it comes to what you should say.

Many tarot readers look at the cards in a spread like a story. This can make it a lot easier to explain to other people. You can also ask your spirit guides, angels, the Universe, or whatever else you believe in to help get clearer messages.

Most importantly, have faith in yourself and know that even if you’re not getting a lot of details at first, you’ll only get better and better with practice 🙂

I’ve also included a great site for information on practically everything about Tarot below.

Suggestion by Pam Richards
Hello Sasha

As said it is practice which makes it all work & gel.

Get as much practice as you can with yourself & others who will be guinea pigs. Also stick to small card layouts.

Live, breath & eat tarot!
Pam

Suggestion by Scarlet MacBlu
One effective method of learning tarot is to journal. Go card-by-card through your deck in order and spend some time with each card. Study the image on the card and record your impressions. Break down the symbolism (out loud if you have to) and record what you think it means. Then get out your books… the guidebook that comes with the deck and any other book you have with tarot meanings (at least having one other book can be helpful. I recommend either “Tarot: Your Everyday Guide” bu Jenina Renee or “The Tarot Workbook” by Nevill Drury) and read through the entries while examining the picture on the card. Record whatever information seems important or relevant. When you are through with the deck, go back through your notes and study them… compile a short statement about the card, maybe a couple of sentences describing what you think it means… then see if you can break this down further into a keyword or two that describes the card… this will help the meanings you see by studying the cards stick in your head a little.
The next thing you might try is comparing the numbers. Take out all the aces and compare what they mean… the things they have in common will refer to the essential meaning of “ace” and the things that are different about them will refer to the essential meanings of each suit. Go on and do this with the twos, threes etc until you’ve gone through all the minor arcana. I found this to be extremely helpful, myself. Next find a reference for the “Journey of the Fool” and the story about the major arcana and why they are in that particular order and what they symbolize in our greater life’s journey. Journal about the Journey and how you feel about the major arcana… these things were all very helpful to me in my training.
To do a reading, leave the book alone. Don’t even keep your guidebook with your deck as you don’t want to be tempted to reference it during the reading. Read from the images, even if you have no experience with the cards. Look at the people on the cards and figure out what they are doing, how they are feeling and what the various symbols might indicate, then try to apply the behaviors and symbols on the card to the situation at hand. Use your intuition to focus on what seems to be the most important and relevant aspect of the image or symbolism.
If you’ve never read before, you might be better off leaving more complex spreads alone. Leave the complex 10-card “Celtic Cross” spread for when you are more experienced with the cards and stick with simple spreads like a one-card spread or 3 to 4 card spreads where the positions are fairly easy to figure out. Once you’ve got a better handle on the cards themselves and the positions of your spreads, you can experiment with more complex spreads and trying to read the relationships between the cards.

Once you know the cards and are ready to give a reading to other people, explain that you’re still learning and then ask them to shuffle the cards. Select a spread that most suits their question, then… well… bite the bullet and start interpreting what you see in the cards. Read first for people you trust who support you, this will help you be less nervous. Once you get better at it, you can try people that you don’t know as well. Join an online tarot trading group and exchange readings with other readers maybe to practice? Feel free to message me if you like.
-Scarlet

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