Some readers use a traditional 10 card spread, often called the Celtic Cross. In a 10 card spread the reader will often turn and place the card on the table. Many readers will tell you what that card means before revealing another.
When the next card is turned, the reader will then tell you the meaning of that card, in the new positon as it applies to your question. The Reading unfolds card by card until all ten are put down to reveal your answer.
I do not do card by card readings, but use a “landscape spread” of 16 cards. As I was born clairvoyant, the Tarot is my key to the Akashic Records. As well I find it is a vibrant tapestry, rather like a table cloth we lay down to present your answer. I use the Tarot as another set of eyes that often clarifies and also validates my seeing.
When we really look closely at the Tarot, an ancient book of wisdom, we find treasury of hidden knowledge that may originate in Chaldean times. Some say the Tarot is filled with references to the mysteries of Egyptian mystic knowledge and has been colored and expanded through the Renaissance until the early 1920s with the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Save for the Aces and Court Cards, each Tarot card has a minimum of 10 possible interpretations, and the qualifying cards that surround each of the three in a spread will determine what meanings are possible for you.
Although there is often a keyword printed at the bottom of the Major Arcana, it is important to realize that the Arcana either mark a path on the Tree of Life or that Tarot may be the full embodiment of one of the four elements of the natural world.
The numeric cards are each a slice of the sphere of the Zodiac, as well as a reference to one of the sphere on the Tree of Life. Each Minor Arcana reveals a planet in a sign and can reveal so many influences and energies that affect your question.
As we are co-creating the reading, and both agree to relax - you to visualize the important elements of your questions, and I to find the answer in your slice of the Akashic, to stop to decode one Tarot is not really helpful.
Perhaps at the end of the answer to your questions if a particular Tarot is troubling you, perhaps the “Death card” or the Tarot of the Devil appeared and this concerns you. I always tell my clients to let me read the cards.
Death is the Trump of Scorpio and the sign of Capricorn is embodied in the Tarot of the Devil. The significance of the card will be tempered by our own birth sign. If you are born under the sign of Capricorn and the Devil card is revealed the interpretation for you will be much different for you than someone born under a Fire sign.
The beauty of the 16 card spread is that it allows of a full answer to your questions. As always I must tell you the truthful answer to any question you ask. We must know the ground we stand on to move forward.
I do not give advice, although sometimes in telling the answer it may seem so. I cannot tell you what you "should" do. I can show you the outcome of choices you want to make, relationships you want to keep or end, and you may then decide what you want to do.
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