These are a different decks and spreads that I currently work with. I figured I’d put this page up as a quick reference just in case any of them caught your eye and you’d like to look into getting it for yourself 🙂
I’ll continue adding decks and spreads to this page as I go along. If you would like me to take pictures of the entire decks, with all of their cards, comment please saying so and I can do that.
The Wildwood Tarot by Mark Ryan and John Matthews
Shadowscape Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore
Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue
Oracle of Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish
Isis Oracle by Alana Fairchild
Dragon Oracle Cards by Diana Cooper
Some of the spreads that I use have been shown to me by my guides and other spirits, and I try to explain what each card represents when I use them in my posts so that I can share them with everyone else. I feel like if a certain spread speaks out to you, you should just go ahead and try it! So that’s why I’d like to share these with you, because there have been times where I just feel stuck and bored with using the same kind of typical spread all the time – like the Celtic Cross for example. It’s a great spread, don’t get me wrong, I just personally prefer to ask my guides for spread that I can work with more intuitively and creatively.
This is a simple and easy spread, you just shuffle your deck and you use three cards to represent the Past, Present, and Future of the person receiving the reading. I don’t really feel like there’s a right or wrong way about choosing the three cards, just do what feels best with you. So you could shuffle, spread the deck out, then choose three cards that stand out to you as your three, or you could shuffle, split the deck three ways and have those cards be your three, or just shuffle and use the top three cards on the deck.
As the title suggests, one card will represent the person’s past, the next shall represent their present moment, and the third shall represent their current future, however just always keep in mind that our potential futures are always changing as we do have free will and can change our own minds. So the Future card represents the person’s most likely future outcome if they continue on the path they’re on right now.
This spread comes from my Wildwood Deck, as does The World Tree spread. This spread is used to help bring insight to a clearly defined single issue and find a solution for it. So like wondering if you should take that holiday off for yourself or not given your work and social situations.
- The Significator represents both the person asking the questions and the issue itself. What is the issue about?
- The Bow represents the point at which the skills of the enquirer can be focused to connect with the heart of the situations. What is your focus on the issue?
- The Conscious Limb represents the individual consciousness or analytical process at work. What do you think about the situation?
- The Spiritual Limb represents the emotional or spiritual elements present in the reading. What do you feel about the situation?
- The String represents the energy or momentum of the situation. What drives the issue?
- The Fletchings represents the point of balance, enabling the energy of the reader to interact with the energy of the reading. What guides the solution?
- The Arrowhead represents the personal intent of the reader which, aimed at the problem, becomes a powerful means by which they can come to terms with the issue at hand. What is the outcome?
The World Tree
This spread as well comes from the Wildwood deck, which is used to help answer more complex answers that require a more broad and comprehensive outlook. An example of such a question could be trying to decide what do to with a long term relationship.
Shuffle the deck, cut it, and place the top seven cards as shown below, and read them all. Afterwards draw an 8th card and place it in the 8th position, The Wisdom of the World Tree. This card is meant to help give the enquirer another way of looking at their situation in question, a solution they may not had considered yet.
- Roots: What is the root of the issue?
- Branches: What are the possibilities of the issue?
- East: What do you take with you?
- West: What do you leave behind?
- South: What do you hope for?
- North: What do you fear?
- The Way Through the Woods: What enables you to engage with the issue?
- The Wisdom of The World Tree: The hidden wisdom of the issue.
A Conversation with Your Spirit Guide
I found this spread on Pinterest actually here, I’ve used it a couple of times for myself and my own guides and I enjoyed it a lot.
It uses 10 cards, each one answering a different question about a specific guide.
- Spirit Guide, what is your personality, what are you like?
- How are you helping me right now?
- What can I do to help myself as you help me?
- What can I honour/recognize/respect your presence?
- What weakness’s do I need to improve on in the physical plane?
- What are my spiritual strengths/gifts?
- What is our partnership like in the spirit world?
- What do I need to be award of right now?
- Any advice you can give me about my spiritual path?
- Any final words for me?
My spirit guide, Kaine, taught me this one day actually. It’s a simple spread that lets me use my intuition more so I enjoy it a lot. It’s called a Life Path/Story because it uses 5 cards and you place them in order from 1 to 5 and they tell a story of what is going on in your life currently and in your future.
You first clear your mind while shuffling the deck (I guess you could actually think of a question if you wanted to, I just never have). Then you split the deck into 5 piles and choose a card in each pile, place it face up (now again, you can choose your cards in any way that feels best for you). Then you feel what order they go in.
I find while reading the cards that they flow into one another, telling the story for the person receiving the reading.
One day while doing a reading the Mermaids decided to show me a new spread, so that I could use my intuition more, instead of only relying on the book’s info. I feel that it’s a very balanced spread, and so I really like using it.
You shuffle the deck, cut into four piles and you pick the top card of each pile (again, or in any way that feels best to you).
- Love: your heart’s desire, what you want but may not realize
- Earthly desires: what you need from nature and Mother Earth right now
- Mermaid’s message: what the water beings want you to know
- Your Soul’s Desire: what your higher self wants you to know and keep in mind.
Wings of Hope:
My spirit guide taught me this spread as well recently and it uses three cards.
Card 1: Your question in mind or issue
Card 2 & 3: Our advice to you/what the issue pertains to
The All Mother Spread:
My Elf Mother taught me this spread, it can be used to help give some different perspectives on a situation or question.
Card 1: The Roots: the root of what the person needs to know/the question/the problem.
Card 2: The Trunk: the core of it all, where the person stands within it all.
Cards 3, 4, 5: The Branches: different perspectives to take about the root of it all.