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Thread originally posted on the Aeclectic Tarot Forum on 15 May 2002, and now archived in the Forum Library.

Menmay  15 May 2002 
Hi everybody!!
I just wanted to know what kind of spreads other then a three card do you use for a general reading. I would like for them to be simple beacuse I still have trouble putting the cards to real life situations. I just want to do a basic reading on someone, then if they want to know more what kind of spread sould I use?? Do I stick with the three card or could I use and Elemental spread?? Thanks for all your help!!

mooncat2  15 May 2002 
This one never fails for me on any sort of reading. A 5 card spread.

1. Situation/your task
2. Problem
3. Solution
4. New insights
5. Conclusion 

Nightwalker  16 May 2002 
I've just started experimenting with pulling a fourth card and using this as an overall theme for the three card spread.


Past - Present - Future + Theme
Body - Mind - Soul + Theme

It's simple but does give an added dimension to the reading.


aeonx  16 May 2002 
Greetings Menmay.
Follow this link, it's to the Aeclectic Members Favorite Spreads: :D

And here's another link to my newly discovered home-made spread: :P

Good luck!


Shadow_Dragon  16 May 2002 
Sometimes I use tarot spreads that I have found on the internet, but as part of being a Wiccan I don't think I should use other's spread unless it's truly nessary. Open up your mind and be creative because if you create your own spreads they will mean a lot more to you. Of course, that is just my opinion.. one should expand their mind and use their creativity. 

Rhiannon  16 May 2002 
there are quite a few good ones listed under the thread "Looking for 5 card spreads"

And I don't say that just because mine is there... ;)
Rhiannon :) 

Phoenix  16 May 2002 
I usually make one up on the spur of the moment, or go with my variation of the celtic cross. 

MeeWah  17 May 2002 
Menmay: A one-card draw is the simplest & easiest way to augment any spread. I look at the bottom card of the deck. 

MeeWah  17 May 2002 
MoonCat2: I love your 5-Card! It looks to be the best I have seen so far of 5-Card spreads. Thank you for sharing :) 

jade  17 May 2002 
i don't do any spreads that use only a couple of cards. i like to get the whole picture and i find that the tree of life or robin wood's 15 cards spread do that for me.

i'm a quick reader if i just want the i don't bother with using less cards.

in light,

The What do you use? thread was originally posted on 15 May 2002 in the Using Tarot Cards board, and is now archived in the Forum Library. Read the threads in Using Tarot Cards, or read more archived threads.

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