Modern day tarot card readers and their clients have a wide array of choices when it comes to tarot decks. Deck and card designs go way beyond the decks conceived during Shakespearean times. Traditional decks are comprised of 78 cards, but now decks run the gamut from minimalist decks of 22 cards to blown-up decks of 96 cards or more.
Tarot readers can choose to go with traditional card layouts also known as tarot reading spreads, such as the Celtic Cross or let the client choose cards from a deck they spread in an arc across their table. In between are tarot reading spreads from just about every culture in the world. And it is not unusual for a tarot card reader to innovate some of their own spreads. I like to use a layout I call the goblet which is comprised of three cards for the base of the goblet, two cards for the stem, and five cards for the cup of the goblet. The base cards reveal the true nature of the issue behind the querent's question. The stem reveals two essential dynamics that need to be examined. And the five cup cards reveal five aspects of the outcome.
Many tarot card readers have also studied astrology and can adeptly perform an astrology tarot reading. In this case, they review the client's chart to determine which planets are involved in the question posed. Then either the tarot reader or the client pulls cards for those planets, along with a card denoting the true nature of the issue, the conflict and what's needed for resolution.
A tarot reading is a wonderful augment to an astrological reading to gain more awareness of what's going on in the client's unconscious. Tarot cards can be pulled to represent the outcome of moving to specific locations in the same way astrologers use locational astrology, which is also known as astrocartography to perform an astrocartography reading. And not just for relocation, but cards can be pulled for more temporary reads regarding trips or college location or honeymoon destination.
Call Higher Self Communications at 818-340-4099 to schedule an astrology reading with Stephanie Jourdan, Ph.D., Diane Griggs-Ross, LCSW, or Shanti Jourdan.