Rhee’s eleventh question:
What spread do you use most often/prefer and why?
I use the three-card spread most often, but it’s mainly for practical reasons. Daily draws of more than three are usually a bit more info than I want for a single day. And my apprenticeship as a Free Reader for TABI calls for shorter three-card readings. They are quite useful to build “sentences,” connections between cards, which I’ve become a lot more sensitive to since I started learning the Lenormand fortune-telling system. And one thing I’ve learned about daily draws is to not make them too complex or about your entire life; it’s important to use them for a grounded view of the energies of a single day. Yep, it can just be about the plumbing backing up or a new client with a new editing job. 🙂
Preference is another story, and I’ll save that for the next question. When I’m creating my own spreads, I tend to lean in the direction of four cards. I like the pattern of visible, hidden, action, result.
Here’s an example of my daily three-card draw, using the Universal Marseille, for today, April 10:
Hmmm. Looks like a warning to not force things today. Five of Swords indicates a potential business setback, while the Three of Coins can be about planning for the home or maturation (getting old? :)). But our young Knave of Swords wants to rush in and create trouble, looks like. I think I need to wait on things and not commit to any plans I may have brewing; they’ll just lead to disaster today.
Take a look at my Marseille keywords in my Dictionaries and let me know how you would put these three messages together. Or you can apply your usual meanings for these cards as well.