One tarot card spread

One tarot card spread

All you need is one tarot card spread. You don’t need to buy one. You can make one from paper if you want – or buy one. One tarot card spread is enough.

Using One Tarot Card

One tarot card is great for all Tarot card reading needs and likes. You can use one tarot card for a general reading, or use one tarot card for a detailed look at a person or situation. Or, you can use a spread for a special situation, one that relates to your interests, or all you wish to communicate with. No need to multiply or divide these cards, or change their meanings, just use them to see what the cards say immediately about a person or situation.

There is no complication to a one-card tarot reading. It works purely on intuition. Simply internalize your question, say it in your mind, put it in writing, and then pick your card. Your card will represent your answer. Some people prefer to do this online, but you can also use your own tarot pack. We recommend this classic Tarot deck (Amazon link to be added). If you are a beginner, you can use our one card tarot reading here.

One Card Reading

In addition to our guidance, many users have created their own unique tarot card spreads that cater to specific questions and scenarios. These custom spreads provide a personalized approach to tarot reading, allowing you to explore different aspects of your life with precision. Here are some popular user-generated spreads:

  1. Current Crush’s Feelings
  2. Law of Attraction
  3. How People See You
  4. Ancestors Tarot Spread
  5. Finding Love

Explore these spreads to gain deeper insights and enhance your tarot reading experience.

How to Perform a One Tarot Card Reading

A one tarot card reading is easy. Just pick one of the cards and spread the cards. Lay the spread on the table, face down, so that all the cards are facing you. Look at the card. Close your eyes and mind the message of this spread. Maintain your focus on this message for a minute or two. Erase the cards, put them away, and get on with other things. Only when you start to feel a message or the strength of a message to be received, do you wake up and start writing or draw the cards. Quartz is most often used for a one tarot reading.

Using a Two Tarot Card Spread

A two tarot spread is also easy to use. Lay the two cards on the table, shuffle them and pick the one card you most feel needs to be interpreted. Write or draw this card and interpret it. You can also interpret cards at the end of the spread, based on what you’ve written or drawn. Three tarot cards are usually used when a psychic does not need additional assistance.

The Death/Rebirth Spread

A more complex spread of ten tarot cards is called the Death/rebirth spread. Two of the ten cards need to be at least partially self-evident, and the rest can be a mixture of cards from the Major and Minor Arcana. Be sure the two cards you select are the two Death and Rebirth spread, and the two Cross references in the Minor Arcana. Otherwise, you will have a hard time to correctly interpret the spread. Two of the ten cards need to be at least partially self-evident, and the rest can be a mixture of cards from the Major Arcana.

Interpreting One card Tarot 

Of course, the more common way of doing a one tarot reading is to have the reader tell you what the cards mean, and you interpret the message given to you by the cards. There are some readers who are great at telling you what the cards mean, but they require the reader to do a great deal of practice and build up stamina and control to do this part of the reading. I don’t advise this method. It takes too much time and effort and the message given to you by the cards is often misinterpreted. I suggest you use the cards to convey a message, not the words that come directly from the cards.

Using Multiple Tarot Card Spreads

An alternative to one tarot reading is a spread of multiple tarot cards. Typically these are the kinds of spreads used when a reader wants to know something more general such as: Which card make people act funny? Which one of the lucky stripping clubs your in need of bookings at? Or which way to cut that ribbon back at work you should use to avoid gossip and get along with your boss. This is a fun way to have your tarot cards read for you and your lucky guesses will be reflected in the outcome.

Messages from Angels and Higher Energies

The voices of the angels and higher energies will also speak to you through your tarot cards. They will often ask you questions that can only be answered from the cards that you are carrying around with you in your pockets or purse. One time my sister carried around a silver necklace with a set of angel avatars on each arm. She was so stubborn in making up rules and determination that the silver angel avatars would not obey her. She was frequently interrupted and this caused a lot of problems for her. She was very tiny compared to her stubborn sister and she could not be Carnegieawattsly either! The silver angelesses didn’t like her very much either and they chided her through herilion.

Practical Applications of a One Tarot Card Spread

Daily Guidance and Reflection

A single tarot card can serve as a powerful tool for daily guidance. Each morning, draw one card to set the tone for your day. Reflect on its symbolism and consider how its message might influence your actions and decisions. This practice not only helps you start your day with intention but also deepens your understanding of the card’s meaning in real-life contexts.

Decision-Making Aid

When faced with a difficult decision, a one-card spread can offer clarity. By focusing on a specific question and drawing one card, you can gain insight into potential outcomes and the best course of action. This straightforward approach cuts through the complexity, providing a clear and concise answer when you need it most.

Emotional Check-In

Use a single tarot card to check in with your emotions. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or uncertain, drawing one card can help you identify underlying feelings and offer guidance on how to address them. This method is particularly useful for managing stress and maintaining emotional balance.

Photo by Issam Hajri
Photo by Issam Hajri

Enhancing Intuitive Skills

Developing Focused Intuition: A one-card reading sharpens your intuitive skills by encouraging you to concentrate on a single message. This focused practice can enhance your ability to trust and interpret your gut feelings, making you more confident in your readings over time.

Building a Personal Connection with the Deck: Regularly using a one-card spread helps build a personal connection with your tarot deck. By spending time with each card individually, you develop a deeper understanding of its nuances and how it speaks to you. This personal bond enhances the accuracy and richness of your readings.

Versatility and Accessibility

On-the-Go Readings: One of the greatest advantages of a single tarot card spread is its portability. Whether you’re traveling, at work, or simply away from home, you can easily carry a deck with you and perform a reading anywhere. This makes it an ideal tool for spontaneous guidance and reflection.

Integration into Other Practices: A one-card spread can complement other spiritual or self-care practices. For instance, you can draw a card before meditation to set a focus, or after journaling to gain additional insights into your thoughts and experiences. This integration enriches your overall spiritual journey.

Before we go on further, one tarot reader does not necessarily make a great conversationalist. If you are in any doubt, do not even go to a tarot reader with such concerns. It is also a lie to say a tarot reading will make your voice heard. If left unanswered, the lead singer of the next partnership will still find a partner. Does that sink in? currents will form, planets will align in the sky, but it won’t be because you called.

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