Tarot can help untangle crazy situations, foresee issues to come or reassure you about anything on your mind. But one thing that Tarot is also great for is simple spreads and general guidance. This is exactly the aim of a spread such as the one I’ll share with you today: a Tarot spread for the week. It’s perfect for beginners and you can easily do it for yourself (which isn’t true of all spreads!).
TAROT SPREAD FOR THE WEEK TUTORIAL
Tip: As always, have your reading on a clear and clean table or cloth on the floor. Never read in the middle of a messy area.
As you can guess, the first seven cards are for each day of the week. Before you start you must set your own rules. Are you reading on a Tuesday for the 7 days to come? Then card 1 is for Wednesday. Are you reading on a Tuesday for the ongoing week? Then card 1 is for Monday (yesterday). Don’t decide once you see the cards…you might be influenced by their immediate meanings 😉
Each of the first 7 cards will give you a general idea of the main focus or vibe of the day. The seven cards together will give you a deeper reading of what is at stake this week.
I use card 8 to underline or shed light on the general tendency for the week. Just use the main aspects of the card to read it, don’t go too far unless your guts tell you to. Example: if card 8 is a wand, then focus will most likely be work. If it’s a cup, it’ll be family or health. If it’s a super positive card like the 3 of cups, then your week will be happy & joyful!
Card 9 is the advice for the week. For instance the hermit will tell you to make the most of your alone or studying time. The fool could be telling you to take risks and go out there. Judgement could mean that you need to communicate more with others, maybe get in touch with old friends…
This reading really is as simple as that and it’s a great routine for your Sunday evening. I also recommend to write down the cards that you drew so that you can get back to them during the week and maybe understand their message better as things happen (do you keep a Tarot journal? if not, I highly advise you start doing so). This will also sharpen your reading skills. Enjoy!