3-card spreads

Here are the main generic 3-card spreads I use :

Past/ Present / Future

The classic one. Everyone use it, and it works pretty well !

Context / Solution x 2

The last two cards are to be interpreted together here. They’re both explaining the solution. I think it makes the whole interpretation easier.

Context / Solution / Advice

This is an alternative of the Context / Solution 2-card spread. I really like the “Advice” card which can be pretty helpful to understand things !

I’ll keep updating this post as I gain experience with Tarot, so you can check it out from time to time.

Enjoy !


Life 5-card altered spread

Here’s a nice little spread about life. It’s very inspired from this one, except that I have simply added a card at the center that would be the synthesis of everything. This one can be obtained by adding up all other cards’ values.

Here’s the spread :

Life 5-card altered spread

Enjoy !

Weather Forecast 5-card spread

I’ve been trying to work on my Weather Forecast spread, and I don’t think it’s possible to make something realistic with only 3 cards… The last one, “other stuff card”, is really way too unclear to be understood correctly.

Therefore, here’s an improved version of it, with 5 cards :


For the 2nd card, you have to ask whether the weather is going to be hot or cold according to common sense (hot during summer, cold during winter).

The 5th card is, as usual, a synthesis that you can get by summing up the value of all the arcanas that you drew.

I’m using this spread to test whether the Tarot can forecast weather, and according to my current results, it has an accuracy of more than 70% ! That’s a pretty nice result if you compare it to meteorology.

Enjoy !

The Five Elements 6-card spread

I’m… very surprised that no one has ever posted anything about this spread. It’s very powerful, and can be applied to a wide number of things! I personally use it to understand a person’s moods and emotions…

How it works : I try to link Chinese philosophy and Tarot in this spread, by binding every card drawn to each of the five Chinese elements : wood, fire, earth, metal, water. The last card is, as usual, a synthesis that you can get by summing up the value of all the arcanas that you drew.

Here it is :

The Five Elements 6-card Spread

You can see here on Wikipedia what each element represents. Be careful though : several other websites would replace the Earth’s emotion, Love, by Worries, which is also what I use in my readings.

Here’s how I use this spread to understand a person’s emotions:

  1. The Wood element: I use this to represent the person’s anger.
  2. The Fire element: that’s for the person’s joy.
  3. The Earth element: that’s to understand their worries.
  4. The Metal element: that represents their grief.
  5. The Water element: that stands for their fears.
  6. Synthesis: pretty much the person’s general mood.

Of course, that’s only one possible use of this spread. There are so many other ones!

  • Guessing how intense the person’s mental qualities are
  • Guessing some food’s taste
  • Guessing the rough age of someone
  • Guessing how something looks like
  • And so on…

I encourage you to try this one. It’s pretty powerful, especially to read a person’s feelings!


Daytime 5-card spread

This 5-card spread allows you to have a detailed analysis of the upcoming day. Usually, it works well for the next day.

This is heavily inspired of the Stay in Bed Spread. However, I made some adjustments on it regarding my previous readings and so that it includes all the elements of your typical work day, and not only the drive to work time. Also, I thought it was somehow unbalanced : the Stay-in-Bed spread is too focused on the morning, and there’s nothing about lunchtime.

So… here it is :

Daytime 5-card Spread

  1. How are things before you go to work?
  2. How is morning?
  3. How is lunchtime?
  4. How is the afternoon?
  5. How are things after work?

Just like in the SiB spread, the card’s locations are a reference to the sun’s position during the day.

Enjoy !

Event Analysis 3-card spread

Here’s a fast spread that can be used to understand an event, whatever it is. It could be useful for pretty much anything, from understanding your first date to analyzing the appearance of a ghost, or why it’s raining today… Pretty much of an all-arounder.

I have based this 3-card version on the classic “past-present-future” spread. I need to try it… Let’s hope it’ll work.

Event Analysis 3-card Spread

Enjoy ! And tell me if it works !