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Understanding Popular Tarot Card Spreads: Meanings and Symbols

Understanding Popular Tarot Card Spreads: Meanings and Symbols

Tarot has been around for at least a few centuries, and it’s nearly always been just below the surface of mainstream culture. People know about it (or of it), they might even know a bit about the meaning behind it, but they certainly didn’t understand the complex nuance behind the actual practice of tarot card reading. 

Fast forward to this current decade, and tarot it surprisingly more popular than it’s ever been. Even though our world is becoming increasingly digital-based, people are still looking for mystical interpretations of their lives

The interesting thing about this dichotomy is that the world (and humanity in general) is so technologically advanced that one might think we would cast away our ancient, mystical traditions of the past. 

However, what’s actually happened, is that people are increasingly looking within (and above) for insight (rather than looking for guidance from an algorithm, people are turning to modern-day psychics and mediums for their answers). 

Whether you’re looking for answers to a life or death situation, looking for love, or want some guidance from above, the information covered below will help you develop a deeper level of understanding (of tarot). We cover all of the basic tarot spreads, as well as some of the specific meanings behind them. You can try a free 3 card tarot online today to get immediate answers to your questions. 

Different Types of Spreads: Love, Success, and More

There are numerous types of tarot card spreads, all of which can be used for varying purposes. For example, there are spreads for love, success, and insight (as well as a host of other types). Below we go into the basics behind each major spread, as well as why you might want to use one spread over another. 

Spread for Love 

This tarot card spread is without a doubt one of the most popular (probably throughout history). Everyone wants to know what the universe has in store for them (as far as true love is concerned). This spread doesn’t just tell you what might happen to you in the future, but it’s also able to reveal some insight into any current romantic relationships you’re involved in. 

Love spreads are usually drawn with six cards. People who might benefit from this type of spread are those who have questions/concerns about their relationship(s), those looking for new love, and those who want to connect more with their partners. 

Celtic Spread 

Another one of the most common spreads is known as the “Celtic cross” spread. This method is one of the oldest surviving tarot card techniques that’s survived throughout the years. The draw method is quite complex, which is most likely why so many are drawn to it (because of the insight that lies within the complexity). 

The best time to use this type of spread would be if you’re facing an especially complex problem (or set of problems). Because there’s so much going on with this spread, it’s great for reducing complex problems into various simplifications. 

Spread for Spiritual Assistance 

If you’re seeking spiritual guidance from the universe, this is the spread that most mediums will turn to. An example of when this type of spread would come in handy is if you’re facing a challenge or set of circumstances (that’s spiritually-based). 

The cards used in this spread will be able to provide you with spiritual insight into your current situation (and allow you to approach your problems with a different viewpoint than before). 

Business Spread

Different mediums have different meanings for this spread. Some might refer to it as the “business spread” whereas others might simply call it the “success spread.” No matter what the name is, the goal is the same; helping you deal with issues related to your work. 

This is the perfect spread to go to when you’re facing doubts about your career, looking for guidance about what job you should take, or have questions about your career path. You should definitely use this type of spread if you have any doubts about your current line of work because it’s great at determining which type of role you would excel in (i.e. what your strengths are).

The information posted above is simply a primer on the topic of tarot card spreads. Additionally, different psychics might use different card formats, call spreads by other names, or use their own spreads. The important thing to remember about dealing with mediums is that you should always ask questions if you’re confused about something (or don’t understand an interpretation).



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