Even though tarot is a subject I deal with and talk about on a daily basis, I find that it currently takes up less than 25% of the content on this blog. Maybe it is the fear of perpetual redundancy or of overwhelming my readers with too much information manifesting. Going against so many more sources already appearing on the internet...

Here I am! Ready to talk to you about the Daily Spread.

01 - 03; Morning.
04; Mid day.
05 - 07; Afternoon.
08 - 10; Night.
11 - 13; Summary.

Shuffle your cards thoroughly.
Do you reverse some cards, or do you leave them all right side up? Is there something specific that you want to know about? This spread is best used in general terms of the day, or when you have an important project happening that you want to know about.

Lay the cards down.Turn them over and get a good look at the whole picture. Is there a majority of Cups? Swords? Wands? Pentacles? How many Major Arcana present?

Begin reading from the very left.Card one—also known as recent past and upcoming present—and start adding up to the story the cards are telling you. You will find as you go that one card can spill into the next, and by reading them in order, you are weaving together your very own story for the querent. Don't be too theatrical! They just want the truth, not to be scared.

Ask for feedback.
Once the conversation is finished and all the messages have been delivered, give the querent a chance to share his or her feelings during and after the reading.

It has come to my attention that a great deal of you get lost whenever I talk about tarot. It could be the demo readings I offered directly after explaining each spread, so I'll leave a little leeway between each reading and a demo reading. If you're feeling confused, please comment on my entries and let me know what's up!

Remember that on the right hand side you can access older tarot spreads under the Divination keyword in my Labels category. Save the templates for when you need them and use the spreads on your tarot adventures!


I’ve got a major special treat for you guys today!
Those of you familiar with my fixation for hand made things are likely to understand how excited I was to receive this. Rarely do I receive jewels like these in the mail. My friend and colleague Keyla Valerio has included me in the delivery of her self-promotion, which is looking nothing short of badass! That red envelope is a nice touch!

Keyla Valerio is an illustration graduate from Ringling College of Art and Design with a strong background in graphic design. Her design skills make appearances in her illustrations, but they are mainly used as a promotional skill. She has had work in Ringling College of Art and Design's annual "Illest of Illustration" art exhibit, Best of Ringling (awarded the Senior Illustration award in 2010), and a portrait featured in our 'Perspectives' magazine.