The Tarot is a rich, deep, complex way to get some rich, deep, complex insights into your life. It’s been around for centuries — and sometimes, it can feel like it takes that long to really know the cards. That puts a lot of people off learning them.
Personally, I think spending some time exploring the Tarot is really worth it. But if the thought of that kinda makes your head explode, there’s a really fast way to use Tarot cards to get an answer to a “Yes/No” question, even if you’ve never used them before. This was one of the very first spreads I learned and I still use it; it gives you an answer faster than it takes to nuke a burrito.
First, make sure the deck is thoroughly shuffled. Your cards take on your energy, so really mix them good.
As you handle the cards, think about your question (remember, this spread is for a “yes/no” issue). Frame it like, “Will I [fill in the blank]?” “Is he/she going to call?” “Is the check in the mail?” You get the idea.
Once you feel ready, cut the cards with your non-dominant hand (the one you don’t write with, in case you were wondering). Now put the cards back together and pull three cards, laying them down just as they appear: in other words, if its upside down, don’t flip it right side up.
Lay the first one to the left, the next in the middle and the last on the right, like this:
Notice which ones are reversed.
Right-side up cards indicate a “Yes” answer. The card in the center counts twice (don’t ask me why). Whatever the majority is, that’s your answer. In this case, we have 3 “yes” and one “no.” So the answer is “Yes.”
If you have two “yes” and two “no” answers, it means things are still unclear.
You can get more insight into your answer by just gazing at the cards and seeing what jumps out at you: colors, symbols, numbers. How do they make you feel? Let them “talk” to you. The images on the cards are specifically designed to trigger your intuition. Relax and just go with it; note down your insights. You might be surprised at how “right” you are. But the most important thing is not to stress — just have fun with this super-fast spread. Learning the Tarot — even a little bit — doesn’t have to give you a migraine.
Got questions about the cards? Or maybe want a full-on reading? Reach out via my website.