How To Read Tarot Cards - The 5 Card Tarot - Step By Step Guide
How to do a 5-card tarot spread- a step-by-step guide
A 5 card tarot spread can be used for a variety of purposes, from getting a general overview of a situation to delving deep into specific areas of concern. No matter what your purpose is for doing a 5 card spread, this step-by-step guide will show you how to do it so that you can get the most out of your reading.
Before you begin, you will need to gather your tarot deck and a Tarot Journal. You may also want to light a candle and/or incense, and perhaps some calming music to create a peaceful atmosphere. Once you have everything you need, sit down at a table and shuffle your tarot deck. As you shuffle, think about your question or the issue you want to address.
When you feel ready,
cut the deck into three piles and then put the piles back together so that the cards are now in a different order. Now, you are ready to begin your reading.
Start by laying out 5 cards in a horizontal line from left to right (or use the method pictured above). The first card, on the far left, represents the past. The second card represents the present. The third card represents the future. The fourth card represents the obstacles or challenges you may face. The fifth card, on the far right, represents the outcome.
Once you have laid out your cards, take a few minutes to study them and see what story they are telling. Then, start with the card on the far left and work your way to the right. Write down your thoughts and impressions in your notebook as you go.
The Past: This card represents the past influences that are at play in your current situation. What does this card tell you about where you have been and what has led you to this point?
The Present: This card represents the present energy surrounding you. What does it tell you about what is happening right now and how it is impacting you?
The Future: This card represents the future energy surrounding you. What does it tell you about what is to come and how you can best prepare for it?
The Obstacles: This card represents any obstacles or challenges you may be facing. What does it tell you about what is standing in your way and how you can overcome it?
The Outcome: This card represents the likely outcome of your current situation. What does it tell you about where things are going and what you can expect?
Once you have gone through each card, take some time to reflect on what the cards have told you. Write down your thoughts and impressions in your notebook. Then, put the cards away and take some time to think about what you have learned.
A 5 card tarot spread can give you a great deal of insight into your current situation. By taking the time to understand the cards and what they are telling you, you can gain valuable insights that can help you make the best decisions for your future.