How Long Does a Tarot Reading Take?

How Long Does a Tarot Reading Take?

The length of time required to do a Tarot card reading depends upon the complexity of the quadrant’s question, the spread used and, of course, the speed of the reader. Read on to get an idea of how the length of time required for a Tarot reading can be lengthened or shortened.

The Spread Is the Most Important Factor: The most common Tarot spread is probably the three-card, past-present-future spread. This is the go-to for most readers, and it satisfies most quadrants in that it answers questions quickly and with adequate specificity. Particularly for clients who like to rapidly go from one question to the next, this is the spread I’ll use preferentially, as it can be put down and read quickly enough to keep such clients happy.

As you can see, not too surprisingly, a major factor in how long a Tarot reading takes is how many cards are down on the table, as reading and interpreting more cards obviously takes more time!

The Complexity of the Question Also Counts

Some questions are very simple and don’t require a lot of interpretation. “Will I be happy with this job?”questions such as these lend themselves to rather direct answers. Not all quadrants have questions that are so straightforward, however, and complex questions require Tarot readers to do more interpretation of the cards, which will make a reading take a bit longer. For example, if someone asks whether there’s potential between them and someone in whom they’re interested, that question can take a bit of work to interpret, as it’s a complex question about a complex topic. It’s likely that any two people are compatible in some ways and not in others, and seeing what the cards reveal about that dynamic can take a bit of time.

Reader Speed Counts

I’m a very fast reader, but whether a Tarot card reader in Mumbai is fast or slow is really more a facet of their style than an indication of their skill. Reading Tarot spreads requires much more than knowing the meanings of each card in the deck you’re using. While that is a big part of being a good reader, it’s equally or, perhaps, even more important that the reader can contextualize the cards. Tarot cards, individually, don’t really have much to say, excepting the Major Arcana. Put together, however, Tarot cards expand in their meaning because of their context, and that context is vital to discerning the meaning of any given spread. The faster a reader is at understanding the context of a spread, the less time it’ll take them to move from one question to the next.

Some Suggestions for Spreads

If you want a fast reading before going out on a date, before a meeting, before a job interview, or on some other occasion when you don’t have a lot of time, consider asking for a Major Arcana card of the day reading. To do this, I cut the deck down to only the Major Arcana cards and do a single-card spread and interpretation. The meanings of the Major Arcana cards are generally rich enough to stand on their own, and this makes them ideal for card of the day style readings.

The other fast option is the classic three-card spread. For most callers who want a quick Tarot readers in Mumbai, this is the best option, but remember that interpreting Tarot cards is an art, so ask for more detailed spreads if you have a more complex question. Here’s a cheat sheet of long and short spreads, ranked by the length of time they take to set out and interpret.

Common Tarot Spreads I Use in Order of Complexity:

  1. Single Card: Card of the Day
  2. Three-Card: Past Present Future
  3. Three-Card: Present with Influences
  4. Four-Card: Goal-Attainment Spread
  5. Six-Card: Circumstance and Influence

If you’re not sure which spread is best for your question, feel free to ask. I’ll do blogs on each of these spreads in the future, so check back to learn more about them. If you’re interested in any kind of Tarot reading, simple or complex, contact me via chat or phone now!

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