I am about to reveal to you one of the fastest and most effective ways to foresee the future.
Some of you may be shocked, some of you may be angered. But after years of reading Tarot cards I am convinced that the simplicity of the 3 card spread cannot be overlooked. It took Picaso his whole life to remember how to paint like a child. And this Tarot technique that I’m about to show you proves ol’ Picaso was no asshole.
So if you want to learn how to divine answers quickly without studying loads of books check this out.
Start by shuffling the cards with the question you have in mind. I find that the more relaxation and sincerity you have while shuffling the more effective the reading. Whenever you get that inexplicable feeling to stop shuffling the cards listen to it and stop.
- Cut the deck
- Then take the top card from the deck and place it face up
- Then take the next top card from the deck and place it face up and to the right of the first card
These two cards represent your past (first card) and your present (second card).
Take a few moments to analyse these cards. If you’re reading for yourself, ask the following questions.
- Does the card representing the past make sense to you?
- Does this card represent how you felt about the question a few days or weeks ago?
- Can you relate to the second card indicating your present circumstances or feelings on the matter? If not what do you think the cards are saying to you?
Once you have an understanding of what the first two cards mean, either for yourself or client, take the third and final card from the deck and place it above the first two. This third card is the outcome card and will give you the answer to the question.
Example Tarot Reading
One day a client asked me a question. I could have used the Tarot in a variety of ways to answer their question. I could have used the Celtic Cross Spread …. instead, I know that the ‘yes/no’ nature of their question demanded the simple yet effective 3 card Tarot spread.
The question: Am I going to pass my driving test?
- The Past — Seven of Cups
- The Present — 5 of Swords
- The Outcome — The Chariot
The Seven of Cups indicates his feelings of confusion and doubt about sitting the test. Most likely the client has failed their test before. The 5 of Swords represents a general lack of preparation and an imminent feeling of defeat. More subtly the 5 of Swords indicates that whether or not the client passes the driving test, he will continue to dislike driving. Regardless, because of the outcome card I told them on a divinatory level that they would pass the test — the Chariot representing success with driving.
A large part of the session I had with the client revolved around the alchemical nature of the Chariot card. I knew it was important to stress the need for them to maintain an attitude of total self-belief. The Chariot represents union of positive (his self-belief) and negative (the 7 of Cups and the 5 of Swords). The alchemy being the union of the two.
The client happily contacted me a week later and told me they had past. Good news.
The reason I used this spread is because it is ideally suited to answer specific questions like this.
Reading Tarot cards is a magickal act
No one knows how it works but it does.
Making it easy and fun is the most powerful way of playing with the clay that is reality. Simplicity and fun can be the best states of being to achieve a glimpse into the unmanifested realm.
For even more accuracy I would recommend taking out all the Minor Arcana cards from the deck and doing this spread with just the Major Arcana. This is a great way for beginners to learn and a great way for more advanced readers to unlearn and leave their comfort zones of tried and tested spreads and to enter dangerous waters allowing new fresh psychic energies into a reading.
When to do this reading
It would take a brave soul to use this spread when doing a general reading but I highly recommend it for doing readings on specific questions.
In my previous post I talked about the significance of outcome cards. This spread is great for really getting to grips with the outcome of a question. If you have done a more detailed spread but failed to understand the outcome of the reading then the three card Major Arcana card spread is a great way of achieving a clear and concise answer to the question.
Good luck and Have fun playing with the clay!