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Types Of Tarot Readings

Tarot Card Reading And Types Of Spreads

In this post, we will discuss the types of tarot readings.  You will get some background and information on different spreads.  In addition, you will learn the purpose of reading tarot cards and the types of readings used in different situations.

Tarot cards do not tell the future; they are a tool used for spiritual guidance.  Tarot readings enable the person receiving the reading to be able to connect it to his or her inner wisdom.

Tarot cards can be used for different things.  Some of these things include:

  • finding clarity in your life and relationships
  • trusting your intuition
  • being prepared for upcoming situations
  • understanding yourself
  • finding inner guidance and peace
  • revealing potential alternatives for the future

As you can see, the benefits of tarot card readings are huge!  However, before delving into card reading, it’s helpful to know which type of reading best suits your needs.  It’s also very helpful to know how to find a psychic that best suits your needs.  So once you’ve done that, we can get started!


More Info On Tarot

Tarot cards can help in a lot of different areas.  They can help a person know what they need to know about a certain situation in life that arises. However, a lot of people misunderstand tarot cards for predicting the future whereas that is not their true intention. 

Tarot cards do not predict the exact future.  However, a tarot reading can reveal potential alternatives for the future.

FOR EXAMPLE: A tarot card reading might forewarn you of potential misfortune.  From there you will choose to take a certain action in preparation.  This is important because, had you not gotten a tarot card reading, you might not have received the valuable information that essentially shifted your future.

WHAT YOU CAN DO: Visiting a reputable psychic (such as Midtown Manhattan Psychic for tarot reading NYC ) is very important.  Through regular readings, you should be able to give your past a meaningful perspective.  In addition, you will have an effective understanding of the present through regular work.

Another benefit of tarot readings are the fact that they can help your subconsciousness understand a past event in your life. Whether it be related to few things that might have caused a long-term effect on your health, a relationship, careeer choices or anything else, a tarot reading will help you understand the meaning behind the situation.

How Tarot Cards Are Read

Tarot cards are read through symbolism and imagery.  Tarot card readers must first learn to fully understand the cards and spreads prior to performing any type of tarot card reading.  This is because without the proper background and understanding, every reader could have a different way of reading and the cards could be misinterpreted.

Before any psychic begins offering card reading services, they must fully understand the cards and suits in addition to the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana.  Some cards represent themes and life lessons, while other cards represent feelings and situations such as joy, triumph, challenges, and fear.  



Below is list of the 6 most common/popularly used types of tarot spreads used for readings:

The ‘LOVE’ spread

The ‘SUCCESS’ spread

The ‘CELTIC CROSS’ spread

The ‘SPIRITUAL’ spread

The ‘CAREER PATH’ spread

The ‘THREE-CARD’ spread

All the types of spreads definitely have their own important and particular focal point.  Your psychic will know how to incorporate and read them accordingly.


Here is a little you should know about the ‘love’ spread. This type of reading evaluates the relationships relevance, how strong and happy they are. Every relationship has its ups and downs and with this six-card spread you will be able to evaluate your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual connections with your partner. The ‘love’ spread has its own 6 cards which represent the following:

#1-The first card signifies what you currently feel about your relationship, your approach, and your outlook.

#2-The second card represents your partners current emotions towards you, his attitude, and expectations about your relationship.

#3- The third card is a connection card. For example; common characteristics of both of you

#4– The fourth card indicates the strength of your relationship. 

#5– The fifth card shows the weaknesses in your relationship.

#6– This final card is your true love card. It interprets if the relationship is going to be successful or not.


Briefly about the ‘Success’ spread; it is a remarkably situational spread.  It’s often used when a person is facing an obstacle or hardship. It can also be helpful if you don’t know how to face or overcome a problem as it will point you in the right direction. 

#1- it helps you to find out about the true colors of the challenge in front of you. It will help you to identify what sort of skill set and resources you will need in order to not just solve but also overcome the challenge. 

#2- this further clarifies on your current problems and challenges. 

#3- The third card reveals the hidden factors affecting your current situation. You need to have knowledge about what these factors are to really overcome the obstacle you’re facing. 

#4- The fourth card represents new plans, people, or objects that can help you grow further. By adapting yourself to these new aspects, your vision of the situation will change, leaving you with better solutions to your problems.

#5- The final card shows what requirements you need to fulfill in order to be proven successful and things you should avoid as they will lead you to failure. It will point you towards success if proven to be a positive card but in other cases it could be a negative card and will warn you about an upcoming disaster in your life. 

CELTIC CROSS– The third most common type!! 

Despite its complications the ‘Celtic Cross’ Spread has stood popular for many years. This is most likely due to the fact that its importance lies in its difficulty. Each result of the Celtic Cross can be illustrated in a variety of ways depending on the direction of the of the fallen cards. Though not recommended for beginners, once anyone understands it, he or she can use this spread to find out the full depth of the situation. With enough practice it can it can be taken in use to find the answer to any problem. Celtic Cross deals with intricate situations. 


#1– presents the current situation the person finds themselves in the and the reading is about the question they are facing.

#2– is placed over the first card, pointing to the left and is always read in an upright position. It shows what the basic challenge is that needs to be solved or the mental or physical object holding them back. 

#3– The third spread reveals the subconscious influences. These strange influences have an extremely strong and powerful effect on one’s everyday life, especially in scenes relating to the question.

#4 – The fourth card shows what resources one has and the things they can use to face and solve the problem shown by the second card and in the process reach their ultimate goal, shown by the third card.

#5 – The fifth card shows the prologue of the scene. A negatively influenced past may have an effect that prevents their success on their current situation and they will need to let the memory go in order to stop it from negatively influencing their current situation so they can face and eventually overcome the problem at hand as shown by the second card. A positive past should be can simply be called inspiration. Even though the person may be facing a challenge in their current part of life, the problem 

They are up against is natural growth of the positive past they had the benefit of experiencing and after they have overcome all their challenges, things will look even brighter than they were in the past.

#6 – The sixth card is the headlight. If the card states there is some form of negative energy on the way the five previous cards should give a good reasoning of why this is taking place and what we could do to prevent it.

#7 – The seventh card represents the person’s attitude. It illustrates your physical actions, thinking and ideals regarding the current problem. This will give you more to work with into whether the person’s attitude is conducive to a likable outcome or whether it’s time to retrack the way the person perceives the information.

#8 – The eighth card is an energy card. It talks about the energy surrounding them and the energy other people and the environment is letting off and if these energies are helping in any shape or form. 

#9 – The ninth card tells us about what the person’s desires and fears. This is a revelation card. It gives importance to the things a person should be aware of in their current situation and might change the way a person acts which should not be neglected by them.

#10 – This is the final outcome and emphasizes on the energies, if they are complementing or conflicting. It also tells the person about the future that will take place immediately and if it is necessary or not to face the future.


Similar to the Success Spread, the Spiritual Guidance spread is used when faced with problems that are of a spiritual nature. These sorts of challenges are usually related to spirituality in a person.

#1 – The first card represents your main concerns. You may think you know about the problem but this spread goes more in depth with it.

#2 – The second card looks into your motivation for looking for guidance. 

#3 – The third card looks into the things about your life you are insecure or worried about.

#4 – The fourth card emphasizes on the parts of your life that you are not aware of.

#5 – The fifth card is your advice card as it will guide you to the steps to face your fears. It ties in with the previous cards.

#6 –The sixth card guides us to a life with no worries so that we could move forward on our spiritual journey.

#7 – The seventh card teaches you to deal with the situation with the resources you have at hand.

#8 – Finally, the eighth card finishes the Spiritual Guidance Spread by telling us that the result of the tarot cards all depends on our reaction to it whether we focus on the positive or negative.



This spread is for times where we feel left out on our career. We work hard hoping for a promotion but to no benefit. It helps us with these kind of challenges that we face in our professional life. 

#1 – The first card basically asks us if our job that we have right now is indeed our ideal job

#2 – The second card emphasizes on the actions we must take to further boost our career. A positive card means we should stay at the same position we are in right now whereas a negative one means we should make some changes.

#3 – The third card tells us about certain things about our job that we can no longer alter. The card may tell you to look for a job in the same category we are working in right now.

#4 – The fourth card refers to our skills on our job to see if they’re enough to get us a promotion or if we are behind everyone else.

#5 – The fifth card tells us about the things we can do in our career to improve and start a new one or just small things we can do in our current career to at least get noticed.

#6 – The sixth card gives us the answer to the question that if our past mistakes are influencing our career now. 

#7 – The final card tells you that if the card is negative it might lead to a bad outcome as it might result in you making other bad career choices.

However, if you aren’t sure of the outcome, use the card again after a few days or weeks to see if the reading changes as your attitude changes.

Three Card Spread

The simplest and the most useful spread, ‘The Three Card Spread’ only uses three cards. This is what makes it the most popular. This is one of the most powerful spreads and can find answers for you really quickly for almost anything, let it be overcoming a problem or an obstacle or if you are simply just feeling lost or left behind.