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On the topic of Tarot: Tarot spreads, a reading roadmap

--On the Topic of Tarot is a blog series written to help familiarize you with the world of Tarot. If you ever have any questions about these topics, reach out!--

Tarot spreads are the way in which a reader lays the cards out to interpret them for the querent. They are a “structured” way of asking questions of the Tarot. A layout gives the reader the opportunity to segment a request into parts, to address the querent’s topic in an intentional way.

I am a coaching/consultative style reader (not predictive/psychic). I like to empower clients with information and options. Rather than focusing on fate-based questions (will, when, should, is, where, who), I create spreads with choice-based questions (what, how, why). Choice-based questions empower, rather than disempower. Powerful questions allow for us to fully engage the Tarot.

Thankfully, the Tarot spread world doesn’t have a lock on it. While many spreads already exist, with some classic spreads going waaaaay back, new spreads are being created constantly. Even the classics have a number of variations. With that, anyone can create them, and oooooh do I.

I lend a lot of attention to choosing or creating a spread for a reading. To say it another way, I geek out hard during the querent’s reading intake process. The spread is important as general questions will provide general answers. And, general answers aren’t helpful. I aim to get to the root of their topic which is often a bit different than their original question. Once discovered, I assign an empowering spread to lend maximum insights. I LOVE THIS PART! It’s so inquisitive and creative. I LOVE IT! (I love it, she whispers.)

Another great thing about spread creation, it allows for a reader to create any spread for any topic. Endless possibilities. Eeeeee! In a new blog series that I will be releasing soon, I will dive deeper into how Tarot can be applied regularly and practically to everyday situations for insights and direction. Until next time, y’all. Xo.


Angela McKay LLC specializes in Life Coaching and Tarot. Angela is an Intuitive Life Coach and Tarot Professional. She stands beside her clients, lending insights into their space via Tarot and serving as their accountability partner and guide via Intuitive Coaching.

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