Whenever we come across Tarot reading, we observe that the Reader use different techniques to handle the cards for different types of readings.
We see that the cards are shuffled first. Then they are spread and ask the reader to select few numbers of cards. Then these cards are laid down in the desired and required manner.
We find different number of cards in different patterns. Sometimes the cards are laid down horizontally or vertically, sometimes in a curved manner, sometimes the cards even cross over each other.
These special patterns of laying down the cards are referred as cards SPREADS in the world of Tarot.
Tarot spreads play a very significant role in cards reading. The pattern we select, the number of cards used in the selected pattern, the way we lay down the cards in this pattern, each step holds its own significance.
Getting over the spreads is not a job of day or two. Each book providing information about Tarot also provides basic knowledge of Tarot spreads. There are also the books available which explain the Tarot spreads with number of examples. I personally appreciate the book TAROT SPREADS by Barbara Moore.
Tarot Spreads is the most wonderful part of Tarot reading. All the books explaining spread gives the explanation about the spreads to be used for the particular question. We find right from basic PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE 3 cards spreads up to the traditional CELTIC 10 cards spreads. Apart from this we find many different spreads like HORSE SHOE spread, HEALTH spread, LOVE spread and so on.
If we think deeply, we find that these books explain the spreads which works best for the author or for that particular reader. In the field of Tarot we have vast opportunity to enhance and enrich our creativity. We can create our own new spreads. Initially start with single card, and then gradually go on increasing the number of cards in your readings. Think deeply on the question, see all the aspects to be considered in the particular reading, follow your intuitions and start laying the cards in the particular patterns. Let the cards spreads in the way your heart guides them. And then the miracles happen, the divine plays its role, and our Tarot guides us on the right path.
Make a note of each spread you use for the particular reading in your journal. In a course of time you will find that you have your own collection of Tarot Spreads.
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