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71 The Enchanted Tarot Deck
The Enchanted Tarot

The more comfortable you get with the tarot deck, the easier it will become to decipherthe tarot card meanings. The same came be said for tarot spreads. There are literallyhundreds of tarot spreads to choose from, so to simplify this process, I have listed someexamples of different tarot spreads and the many purposes for which they may be used.
For the beginner it is important to rst understand what tarot card spreads are and howthey function. A tarot spread is a conguration of cards laid out in a pre-specied geometricpattern. Each position of each card in a the tarot spread has a specic meaning. When
individual tarot cards are put together in a tarot spread, their meanings can be used toform a kind of story. Thus, the pattern of a spread provides the framework for a tarotreading. The tarot reader utilizes the placement of the cards, or the card’s position, with
an identied theme. For example, many spreads include positions for the past, present andfuture. They can also include positions for internal feelings, specic challenges, external
factors, and so on.Tarot card spreads have different implications depending on the type of question or issuebeing explored. Some tarot card spreads relay information in a general way while others
are designed to impart information that is very specic in nature. They can also vary in
complexity from a simple one card spread to elaborate spreads that can include all 78tarot cards. The choice of which spread to use depends primarily on the reader and thequestions that need to be answered.
In a tarot reading, the cards are shufed by the person being read. This enables theperson to have contact with the cards. While the person is shufing, they are asked by the

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Tarot Spreads For Love & Intimacy
Using the Tarot as a tool for Intimacy in the partner Tarot Spread
Let’s face it, communicating with our partner can be quite challenging at times. It takesa great deal of effort and patience to build a bridge of communication between two
people. In order for our intimate relationships to ourish, we need acceptance, compas-
sion and the ability to listen.Relationships require accountability to yourself, your partner and the relationship as awhole. Unfortunately maintaining this level of intimacy on a full time basis can prove tobe almost impossible without guidance.In tarot reading, the majority of issues that come up for couples can be broken down intoa few skewed beliefs:
We do not know how to effectively express our emotions.We depend on and hold our partners responsible for our happiness.We expect our partners to individually meet the variety of emotional needs we have all
of the time.Tarot card readings can be a powerful tool for rebuilding intimacy in a relationship.The Tarot has the unique ability to uncover both conscious and unconscious behaviorpatterns, deepen the level of our awareness (individually and as a couple), and help to
determine the developmental stage of a relationship. When done together with one’s
partner, the Tarot offers new, informative language to couples, which suggests moreeffective forms of communication and promotes a deeper understanding of one another.Through the Tarot, a couple can revive their relationship and redirect their path together.It cracks faulty structures and the limited ways of thinking that, so often, plague ourefforts towards intimacy. The Tarot encourages a partnership to explore the roles eachindividual has adopted in the relationship. It is the ultimate tool for freeing oneself of
the ego and nding common ground with one’s partner. When utilized properly, manyTarot card meanings can encourage a couple to explore their boundaries and nd a new,
mutual, freedom.There are certain Tarot spreads that can be done with your partner. One of the mosteffective is the Tarot Partner Spread. This spread is an excellent tool for increasing thedialogue between you and your partner. I have found that when this is utilized on a
regular basis, a couple can re-discover their relationship in an entirely new way.
Using The Tarot As A Tool For Intimacy In The Partner Spread
For this particular spread, each couple takes turns shufing the cards. Next, you spreadthe cards out in a semi-circle in front of you. While concentrating on the suggested
questions that I have listed below, each partner will take a turn, pulling one card for eachquestion.
1. What can I learn from you?2. What do I expect from you?3. How can I be more supportive?

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4. What do I need to work on to become a better partner?5. What does my partner need from me?6. What is the direction our relationship needs to take?
This list of questions is not set in stone. They may be expanded or changed in any way
that you wish. Keep in mind, the Tarot has multi-layered Tarot meanings. The information
a couple can receive is truly limitless. This simple exercise can deepen both partner’s levelof awareness and create a new vocabulary from which to relate to one another. It is aspontaneous and enjoyable way to get to know your partner from a new perspective andhopefully deepen the level of intimacy.
The Three Card Spread is one of the most popular tarot spreads in use today. Its beautylies within its simplicity. It is incredibly effective at highlighting the energy of one’s past,present and future. This is one of the most dynamic tarot spreads that can be used in atarot reading to evaluate any number of questions.
Are you looking for spiritual balance? Do you want a quick prediction about your past,present and future? Or, perhaps you are looking for guidance on a pressing concern orquestion? The great thing about the Three Card Tarot Spread is that it allows you to havethe exibility to explore the outcome of just about any situation.
You can get creative with the Three Card Spread and place the cards in whatever patternappeals to you. You may also change the context of the reading and get as imaginativeas you want.Below I have illustrated some examples of how this spread can be used and changedaccording to the needs of your particular situation.