tarot newTarot is one of the oldest forms of future telling to the human being. A tarot reading consists of a Tarot deck which consists of 78 cards with mysterious pictures printed on them. Every picture printed on the back of the cards has some meaning in it. How divination entered into the pictures is a mystery with several theories about this subject. A Tarot expert explains the meaning of these pictures during the tarot session.

There are two types of Tarot readings:

  1. Question Readings
  2. Open Readings

Question Readings: In question readings, guidance is given for a specific problem. Tarot is not believed to answer direct Yes or No questions rather it is a science of guidance. Tarot guides how to proceed further in case of any difficulty arise?

Open Readings: Open readings concentrate on the larger aspect of human’s life. They are usually done when you are entering into new phase of the life such as going for higher education, getting a new job or getting married.

Tarot readers have a deck of cards which they shuffle them before proceeding for reading. The cards are laid out in a specific pattern and person for which reading is carried out is asked to choose specific number of cards.

There are many spreads which can take place, some of the common spreads are:

Three card spread: Lay out three cards. Left to right, each card represents the Past, Present and Future.

Five card Horseshoe spread. Lay out five cards in an upright arc. Left to right, each card represents the Present Position, the Present Desires, the Unexpected, the Immediate Future and the Outcome.

Celtic Cross. Lay out ten cards as shown in the diagram to the right.


Each one of the numbered cards represent the Questioner’s:

  • Present Position
  • Immediate Influences
  • Life
  • Root of the Reading
  • Past Influences
  • Future Influences
  • Feelings
  • Outside Influences
  • Hopes and Fears
  • Outcome