Friday, October 8, 2010

The Open Spread

During Tarot Tuesday, I used an interesting new technique. A comment was made wanting more explanation on how the reading was performed and which cards were selected.

As a result, this new spread gained a name.

The Open Spread has no set number of cards or positions.

First, you should shuffle the cards in your normal procedure and concentrate on the question you wished to be answered.

Once you feel that you are ready to lay out the cards, turn the deck over to reveal the number of cards that will be used. (In the Tarot Tuesday, The Hanging Man (12) was revealed, indicating twelve cards.

Choose the cards in you normal manner. Place your cards in a line. The way you read the cards is up to you. I read from left to right.

Here are the cards that were used in Tuesday's Tarot: 5 Faith(reversed), 18 Moon(reversed), 6 of Cups(reversed), Queen of Cups, 2 of Wands(reversed), King of Coins(reversed), Ace of Coins, 7 of Wands, 5 of Wands, 4 of Coins, 4 of Swords, 3 of Cups(reversed).

The spirit of this reading, discovered by adding the numerical values of the cards, was 10 The Wheel.

As you read the spread, some cards will present themselves with more importance than the others. In this case, the Queen of Cups demanded attention and showed me that this was me after I opened myself up to the first three cards. The 2 of Wands pointed the direction I should take, while the rest of the cards gave information on the journey.

Enjoy this spread and feel free to let me know how it works for you.


Inner Whispers said...

Wow, now I really see why you call it the Open Spread! I normally prefer more structured readings, but I'll give this a go - perhaps it'll speak more to my intuition...
Thanks for the clarification Cher :-)

Anonymous said...

Chloe, You are very welcome. Hope you enjoy the spread, let me know how it turns out.