When I first started doing Yes or No tarot readings, I’d just automatically pull one card for every question that came to mind. But over time, I realized some questions require more than a solo card to fully unpack the answer. Just like you use different size canvases for simple or complex paintings, you need different tarot spreads for simple or complicated questions. It took me a while to learn which Yes or No tarot layouts work best for different inquiries.
Now that I’ve mastered the art of choosing spreads, my readings are so much richer and more insightful! I get the perfect degree of wisdom every time. So if you’re new to Yes or No tarot, or just find yourself relying on the same spread over and over, read on! I’ll break down how to pick the best layouts for unlocking guidance and clarity on any question.
The One Card Draw – Simple and Straightforward When you’re first exploring Yes or No tarot, using one card is the perfect place to start. Drawing just a single card keeps things super straightforward. One card spreads are great for lower-stakes questions where you’re looking for a basic yes or no. For example, questions like “Should I ask my boss for Friday off?” or “Will it be sunny this weekend?” are perfect one card candidates.
The card will either give you a clear yes or no, or at most, point towards a yes or no leaning. Nice and simple! One card draws are also great for a daily check-in on something quick. You can get an instant vibe check anytime with minimal effort. They’re kind of like your daily horoscope in card form!
When to Level Up to a 2 or 3 Card Yes or No Tarot Spread
Once I got comfortable with solo card draws, I started getting curious about spreads with more cards. Adding a second or third card helps you go a bit deeper and get more nuance. I like to use two card spreads when my question has two main sides or perspectives to consider. For example, “Should I stay at my current job or take this new opportunity?” The first card can address staying, the second can advise on the new role. Three card spreads are amazing when you want to look at different aspects of the query – like past, present and future or physical, emotional and spiritual perspectives. You can ask something like “How will going back to school impact me mentally, financially and spiritually?” The cards will break it down beautifully!
Bigger Spreads for Life’s Bigger Questions
When your Yes or No tarot question feels more monumental and complex, that’s when bigger multi-card spreads really pay off. The more cards involved, the more angles the tarot can illuminate to guide your decision making process. I like to use four card crosses for big life changes like “Should my spouse and I uproot and move abroad?” Each position will highlight important considerations like how a move could affect your career, finances, family life and personal fulfillment. For huge fork-in-the-road choices, I highly recommend at least a five to seven card “Decision Tree” spread. This is like your tarot map when facing crossroads. The cards walk you through all aspects systematically so you have confidence in your choice.
Trust Your Intuition to Select the Right Yes or No Tarot Spread
Here’s the truth about choosing spreads – there are no hard set rules! It’s an intuitive art. Based on each question’s energy, you’ll get a gut sense of how simple or complex the spread should be. Don’t overthink it! Just take a few deep breaths before you read and see which spread structure pops into your mind. More often than not, that spread is exactly the one the situation requires. Yes or No tarot is a conversation with your highest wisdom. By tuning in and selecting the spread with intention, you’ll unlock the perfect quantum of insight each time. Let your readings be guided not by logic but intuition. The cards await your query!
Hopefully, these tips help you feel more empowered to experiment with different Yes or No tarot spreads! Once you get comfortable choosing layouts intuitively, it massively expands the depth and value of your readings.