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17 Jun 2013, 16:47
Do people find that specific spreads work for specific decks and that certain spreads are useless with certain decks? EG Past/Present/Future Spread, Key Spread, Celtic Cross Spread etc

25 Jun 2013, 16:14
Anyone? lol

25 Jun 2013, 19:45
I honestly haven't used a real spread in years... I tend to just pull the cards that call, lay them in a way that makes them happy, and interpret it from there. No set amount of cards, no pre-set layout, nothing. And I've used about a dozen decks in my time (down to 3 now), it hasn't changed for me.

27 Jun 2013, 23:57
I do a lot of 3 rune draws, kind of past/present/future. Or just a single card. That's about it. And works well enough for me. (these are runes though, not cards, as you probably picked up)

28 Jun 2013, 17:07
I'm more of a pull the cards as they want to be pulled sort of reader too.

Although, with my Transparent Tarot deck, I like the three by three---three stacks of three cards

29 Jun 2013, 04:27
I tend to go with either a single or three card spread, depending on which feels right at the time. Usually the bigger spreads do more to muddy the meaning for me than help clarify.
Haven't noticed much difference between the decks I've used though for which is preferred.

19 Sep 2013, 22:00
Right now (still a beginner) I mostly use a card a day. I use other small spreads now and then to help practice. Haven't tried any ones bigger than...5 cards I think? Usually no bigger than 3. Yesterday I did a card for the day and it was the tower so I wanted more information and drew 3 after that. I screwed up in reading it though but figured it out later :). I've done past/present/future and mind/body/spirit 3 card spreads. I had 2 decks before I had a house fire last year that I never really got into. After they got destroyed my friend gave me a pack as a gift and i've been working with it great! It's The golden Tarot by Liz dean. The ones I had before? The traditional Rider-Waite and Crowley Thoth...I don't think I connected with them for whatever reason. I may have if I tried, I was really lazy, but turns out it really didn't matter I guess. I'll eventually get more decks when I can afford it, see how it works out.

20 Sep 2013, 02:41
I am a bit of a 'deck-head' and have lots of different decks, although I am thinking of doing a cull and just keeping the ones I work with the most. I started with Tarot (when I was around 14 years old) and these days I prefer to use a Wiccan deck even though I am not a Wiccan as such. I resonate with the symbology and the seasonal aspect to the deck. I generally do a 7 card spread with the Wiccan deck unless it is a quick reading fr a friend then I do the usual 3 card choice of past, present and future.

20 Sep 2013, 07:15
I find some decks are better for answering certain kinds of questions/subjects and what spread I choose depends on what is being asked about.