I've been using tarot cards for several years now. I've used numerous spreads before, some more than others, depending on the current concerns that need to be addressed. On this particular post, I want to share with you how you can use the everyday spreads. Everyday spreads are different from relationship spreads, revelation spreads and destiny spreads,which I will discuss separately on subsequent posts.
Everyday spreads are used by both beginners and experienced tarot card readers. These spreads are crucial for resolving simple dilemmas, concerns and issues about self-awareness on a day-to-day basis. The very basic of all the everyday spreads is the PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE spread. When you draw these three cards, you have to be as objective as possible. Try to create a story around the cards first and say it out loud to force yourself to structure the thoughts going on in your head. Always keep in mind that you are looking for a resolution to a problem. This may not show on the individual card but rather on the total layout itself.
By doing simple everyday spreads, you will be able to familiarize yourself with all the cards which will prepare you later on when you get to use more complicated spreads. The cards, especially the ones that push your psychological buttons, serve as mirror to your inner issues which could help you shed some light on how your psyche works and lets you understand yourself much better. In the process of interpreting the spreads, you not only discover new things about yourself, but you get to have some fun too.
On my next post, I will share with you the things you need to do before you begin your tarot reading. ^_^