The Six Card Choose-it-Yourself Tarot Spread
The easiest way for a beginner tarot reader, to start to read the tarot cards is to make a list on a piece of paper of six areas of life, which are of special interest to themselves or someone they are practicing on.
Then simply pick out six cards, either from the top of a shuffled tarot deck or at random and make up a story based on the card meanings.
Once you have grasped this method, choose six more tarot cards , either right off the top of the deck or with selected cards and see how the story progresses.
Alternatively, choose one or two categories out of the six and put another card or two on top of them to ‘zoom in’ onto a particularly important aspect of interest.
It may also help to write down the story you feel the cards have told you in this session, so you can refer back to it in the future to check accuracy.
You might also enjoy starting a tarot journal to chart your work and research into the meanings of the tarot. You’ll find my article ‘The Benefits of Keeping a Tarot Journal’ here