The Waite Tarot Cards are one of the world’s most commonly known decks. This particular set of cards was made by A. E. Waite in the year of 1909. For this deck’s popularity also added the many books what readers wrote thus making it easy to understand to any novice. For a reader to understand the meanings of the cards he first has to learn what each card symbolizes and then he has to use a correct spread. Further on I will discuss how different spreads give different meanings to the cards.

The spread means a particular pattern in which the reader lays down the cards. Each spread sets the number of cards to use, where the card position is and what is the actual meaning of it. By using different spreads the reader can enlighten the questions what the seeker might have. Combining the cards meaning with the spread the true message will become visible.

Readers know that different positions in spreads give different meanings to the cards and each spot that the cards takes will shine another meaning to it. The most widely used spreads are the Celtic Cross, the Rahdue’s Wheel and the Horoscope Spread. For example you can use one cards if your interested in the daily events of the seeker’s life. Also we can use all 78 cards and doing so it will give us a much bigger picture of the persons life.

The most commonly used spreads contain a number of six up to fifteen cards, it is small enough to cover any question what the seeker might have and also big enough so it can be manageable. The spread is usually picked is resembling it is actual name for example if we were using the Horoscope spread then we lay out 12 cards in a circular pattern.

After the cards have been dealt the meaning can be read because each of them relate to another. The storyline develops with interesting themes and plots. And how you make up the story gives the tarot one of the most exciting feelings. Story telling can be considered as an art and there are quite a few guides to follow. The most easiest spread to use as novice would be the Celtic Cross Spread and by using this and only using one spread at a time you can develop faster your intuition, after a bit of practice and after you have gained a some experience reading cards you can change the spread and learn a new one.

In conclusion the Waite Tarot Cards are one of the most popular deck in the world, it is easy to learn card reading with them because there are so many books written about it. And as a beginner in card reading you should stick to one spread to develop your intuition then move on to another one.