For those of you who are newer to Tarot, I’ve created a few posts to share some simple how-tos on pulling Tarot cards. Today, I’m sharing the three-card spread. This is a common go-to spread.
Before you begin
The following instructions will appear at the start of each Tarot pull 101 how-to:
I always recommend that you do something to get into a focused, intentional state before slinging your cards. Some people take a few breaths, others set up protective energy circle around them, still others say a prayer, and yet others simply state (out loud or silently) their intention to receive wisdom from a place of highest vibration. Do whatever is right for you.
General 3-card Tarot spread
For a general three-card Tarot spread, you don’t need to assign a specific question to each card. You will be directing your question at all three cards.
Think of it as the Universe giving three things to think about in answering your question.
Step 1: You will shuffle your deck first, however you like to shuffle. And then, keeping the deck face-down, you can pull any three cards and place them in a row, face-down.
You can pull them off the top of the deck, or you can pull them from anywhere in the deck. Just keep them face-down until you’ve placed them in a row.
Step 2: And now you can turn them over. One option: You can turn them all over at once and then look at what comes up for you. Another option: you can turn them over one at a time and spend a moment noticing what pops up for you, and then move onto the next card. Once you’ve done this for all three cards, you can then look at all of them together.
FOR EXPERIENCED TAROT FOLKS: Do you do general three (or more) card pulls without assigning specific questions to each card?
Check out other posts in this series here.