The Choices Spread (7 Card) – Tarot Card Spreads

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One of the most useful tarot card spreads for me is the Choices Spread. We are looking for an answer on which direction would be best to take. This spread is designed to give you potential outcomes in a chronological sequence or timely order.

The cards should be dealt in the order of the positions (pictured above). The shape should resemble a “<”.

Position 7  “The Matter at Hand”

Position 7 is actually the theme of our reading. It reveals the matter at hand, the real driving force or undercurrent of the question. What is the real motives of the questioner or Querent? What is the question based on? What elemental energy evokes the question?

Position 3 – 1 – 5  “The Yes Choice”

Positions 3, 1 and 5 suggest what may take place if we decide to take action. I call this my “yes” direction. If we take this choice, each card is likely to happen in that order. Position 3 is the near future and position 5 is the possible long term outcome, while position 1 will occur sometime in between.

Position 4 – 2 – 6  “The No Choice”

Positions 4, 2 and 6 suggest what may take place if we decide not to take action. I call this my “no” direction”. If we make this choice, each card is likely to happen in that order. Position 4 is the near future and position 6 is the possible long term outcome, while position 2 will occur sometime in between.

So the results are simple, which way we choose, depends on the desired outcome. There are times when there is conflict in the relationships between the cards (permutations) and neither outcome is desirable. Then we know that this is not the proper question we should be asking or that we really don’t have much choice in the matter.

I really like this spread and have used it often in order to answer those “should I or shouldn’t I” questions. Looking at the potential end result helps the decision making process go much easier.

There are times when the answer can show the Querent just how large a scale the question really is by what cards present themselves. For example, if there are a number of major Arcana cards, then perhaps the results of the question are lifelong. Or if there are a lots of court cards then maybe there are others who are involved in this decision or could be.

A relatively easy spread to follow, I highly recommend this spread to anyone, especially those who are new to the practice of tarot card reading.

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16 Responses to The Choices Spread (7 Card) – Tarot Card Spreads

  1. Hi there! This Choices spread is available for readings with the Skype Psychic!

  2. Dollard622 says:

    Great tarot card spread! It clears up what my choice would bring about. Thank you for this!

  3. Thanks for making choosing easier!

    “It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.” ~ Shirley MacLaine

  4. So this spread is more of a yes/no type spread. It’s good because it tells me what’s gonna happen in the long run. Very nice tarot card spread. Thanks.

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  6. Okay, I am severely overweight, obese even, and I am deciding which avenue I want to take to lose the weight. Your choice spread really helped me get a better picture. Much thanks.

  7. I tried this spread and I am very impressed by the results. My choices were very clear. Thanks for this spread.

    “Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.” ~ John Ciardi

  8. tvonline says:

    The Choices Spread is a spread I’ve never seen before. I have used the Horseshoe Spread which is shaped similarly but is set up differently. I like this spread because of the broader outlook on each choice. Thanks for posting this. I look forward to more!

  9. You really explain this spread in such an easy way to understand, I can not thank you enough. I will use this spread with my clients.

  10. Chong Minnehan says:

    I really liked this tarot spread! High quality content. I hope to see more in the near future! :)

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  12. This is a great spread. Choosing is very difficult for me, I’m a Libra, but this spread really helps me make a decision. Thank you for posting this spread.

  13. Seeing what could happen as a result of my choices, really helps me understand the magnitude of what my decision will entail. This is a very good spread with lots of practical use. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Diana Thorne says:

    thanks for this useful spread.

  15. Sandra the Psychic says:

    I tried this spread today with a customer today and I can’t even tell you how much it helped. The reading went so well, she scheduled an appointment for next month.

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