This site is intended to assist you to interpret a spread of
cards you have laid with a real tarot deck of your own. Traditionally
it's been said that a tarot deck should be stored wrapped in
a dark cloth. Others should only handle your deck to shuffle
it when you are doing a reading for them. Really though, it's
about what feels right to you. Some consider it fortune telling,
others consider it's a personal development tool (I
count myself in the latter group).
of which deck you have (assuming it's a standard 78 card deck),
you can use this site to interpret any spread. I usually use
the Celtic Cross Spread, which requires
a Significator to be chosen before
shuffling. Other popular spreads include a quick 3
Card Spread, and the Horseshoe Spread
(with variants for Romance and Career).
don't read cards reversed, since when shuffling the deck I don't
change their orientation. This is definitely a matter of personal
choice, however, so I have included "reversed" meanings
throughout the site for those of you who prefer that method.
from individual card meanings, some other factors to keep in
Arcana cards are considered to be of deeper significance
than Minor Arcana. A large number
of Major Arcana cards in a spread can indicate that this is
a time of profound change for the subject, or that there are
major influences affecting their life.
of a particular Suit, Court Card, or Number in a spread can
also be significant:
Coins .+. Cups
.+. Swords .+. Wands
Page .+. Knight
.+. Queen .+. King
.+. Ace .+.
Two .+. Three
.+. Four .+. Five
.+. Six .+. Seven
.+. Eight .+. Nine
.+. Ten .+.
hope to be adding a free tarot reading facility here if I can.
Meanwhile, I can recommend some other sites for free
Tarot readings. Most of the free-reading sites have very
little interpretative detail though, so you may wish to keep
note of the spread given to you by another site and then return
here for a more full investigation of the meaning of each card.