Nearly all tarot readers use particular layouts or ‘spreads’. A spread is a pattern, similar to the way that playing cards are laid out in, say, a game of solitaire. Without the layout, the game wouldn’t work very well. Of course we don’t have to have a spread; the cards can be just turned over one by one and read right off the cuff. Many readers do that and wouldn’t be comfortable any other way. However, using spreads can add several extra dimensions to the reading.
I’ve been doing online tarot readings since 2001 and have seen how this form of divination has really taken off. Nowadays there are many ways to perform an online reading, covered in our piece “Online Tarot Readings – How do they Work?” If you are considering carrying out a distance reading, you may be wondering how to go about it. For the purposes of this article, I am assuming that you are doing a reading via email. The online aspect is how the reading is solicited and delivered.