I see lots of daily draws, single cards, two cards (rarer), three cards, usually no more than that. All over Instagram, and some on Google+ and Facebook (I send mine out from Instagram—I’m @muselady11 over there—to FB several times a week). Folks have different ways of giving a reading off the cards, some more voluble than others, some more concrete, some more psychological or spiritual.
Being a linguist, I like to see a story in all the cards related to each other, rather than just seeing them as individual influences. Thanks to training in the Lenormand method with Andy Boroveshengra, I find great value in looking at how the cards relate visually to each other in a very concrete way (who is looking in what direction, which colors or card elements are close to each other). I like the idea of getting more information from these relationships and I think it makes for a better reading for the querent if you have a specific question going on.
Let’s look at an example to see how I use this method on a daily draw (using the Golden Tarot by Kat Black):
Here’s what I wrote up on Instagram for this draw:
Your cosmic whisper: I know she’s exciting and possibly pushy, even (Q of W), but it’s time to walk away (8 of C). And she doesn’t have to be another person. If you are tempted to skip work and go party, this is not a good time. Get focused on a couple of work priorities (2 of P) instead.
This one’s pretty simple: The fellow in the Eight of Cups (I take the center card as the Self/focus of the reading) is definitely walking away from the Queen of Wands (either doesn’t want the lady’s company or doesn’t want to be in Wands territory doing impulsive things or being a social butterfly) and walking toward the Two of Pentacles. The Golden Tarot has a more studious looking 2 of P, I think.
One could also read this straight from left to right, with the Queen as the actor watching her lover walk away because he’s too focused on money problems, but that interpretation seems more like an answer to a specific relationship question, and I believe in the power of context; this is a daily draw without a question. So, I try to keep it more concrete and dealing with daily cares.
How would you see this sort of reading, and how do you approach the daily draw vs. a reading with a question? Or do you have a question in your daily draws? Let me know in the comments. 🙂
Donnaleigh DelaRose is one of my very favorite people and a daily draw fan with great interpretations of both Tarot and Lenormand draws. You can check out her stuff on Facebook (Donnaleigh de LaRose) and Instagram (@donnaleigh_de_larose) as well as Twitter.
Also, The Tarot Lady, aka Theresa Reed, does a great six-second synopsis of a single card every single day (I love her consistency as well as her down-to-earth messages). Check her out on Instagram (@thetarotlady) follow her FB page where her daily draws reside, or if you are into Google+ you can find her profile here.