most of the time when i write spreads for clients, they’re very specific - tailored to a unique situation, decision, set of emotions that are separate from my own experiences. but i recently wrote a larger spread for a fellow tarot reader that resonated deeply with me. as i’m away from home and feeling particularly reflective this week, it seems like the perfect time to dive into this reading and gain some new insights into my own patterns, strengths, and opportunities for growth.
me as a tarot reader: the high priestess. my birth card and one that i write about constantly as my favorite in the deck, i absolutely love seeing her in this position. powerfully intuitive, eager to dive into the unknown, and able to enjoy the wonder of mystery, the high priestess deeply trusts her own wisdom. my relationship with the cards is a kind of faith, and i don’t mind when i can’t always explain things, when i’m not sure why things work the way that they do - i just enjoy the wisdom the cards provide, the answers they give, the ways they help me put pieces together in new ways.
why clients choose me: ten of wands. i often work with clients that feel overwhelmed, that aren’t sure what their next steps should be, that are struggling to find their footing or make a decision on what to prioritize. clients choose me because i can help them sift through the embers and find what’s truly important, while still honoring the passion and inspiration that got them to that point.
my strengths as a reader: four of swords. i’m excellent at setting boundaries around my work, but i’m also a reader that encourages my clients and followers to take space for themselves, to actively recover, to set aside energy and time for healing and reflection. sometimes it’s hard to stop or pause in the middle of something intense, but being able to step back and consider next moves carefully is something i write about a lot, and it’s become one of my strengths as a reader.
resources that may help me: four of cups. it may feel that i’ve been utilizing the same resources over and over, that they no longer provide the same inspiration or creativity as before. and that’s a little bit true! when i’m stuck i look over things i’ve written previously or reach for the same few books. rather than just experiencing that boredom and not doing anything about it, i need to look at the other texts on my shelf, open myself to new possibilities. i’ve always wanted to be a reader that keeps learning, never want to be arrogant about my skills or stop broadening my understandings, so by pushing myself to consider alternative perspectives or read from people i may not typically feel drawn to, i may expand my knowledge of this practice beyond my wildest dreams.
how to develop deeper skills: justice. this is a card of equality and balance, absolutely - but it also often speaks to personal ethics, our individual morality, the ways that our choices and perspectives have shaped who we are and how we view decisions. in this position, justice asks me to weigh my options carefully, to consider multiple angles, and to trust my own sense of what is right for me. as with the resources card earlier, i may also consider seeking out someone wiser and more experienced, expanding my potential for growth by listening to experts in the field.
potential for my future as a reader: ten of coins. what a lovely card of security, success, bounty - this practice has the potential to become a true vocation, a career that both sustains and supports me. providing both safety and joy, i can find deep fulfillment in this work, can anchor both myself and my clients in something real and lasting. it’s a slow kind of growth, but also offers endless possibility.
i love readings about tarot reading, and the ways that the cards can offer us new perspective on both places to grow and ways that we already shine. i haven’t done a reading like this for myself in years, and i think it’s a practice i’d like to use more often - it’s so important to check in on both progress and potential, and the cards here are showing me so much beautiful hope for the future.
have you done a reader’s reading before, and how does this spread compare? what have the cards taught you about yourself, and where have they offered a new perspective that shifted your view on your own readings? please feel free to tag me if you use this spread, and thanks for reading.