Rider-Waite-Smith Deck

Rider-Waite-Smith Deck

Modern Tarot

When reading with “modern” tarot cards, those with illustrated minors, I primarily use a position-meaning style of reading in which the meaning of each card in a layout is interpreted writhen the context of the question, and the position in which it lands on the table.

This is the only method with which I will do "general" readings (ones without a clear question or context).

 
 Marseilles of Jean Dodal

Marseilles of Jean Dodal

Marseille Decks

For “Marseille-style” decks, characterized in this context by unillustrated pip cards, I make use of a tirage-en-ligne technique in which a number of cards are put out in a line and read according to the progression and patterns of images, suits and numbers, in the context of the question asked.

 
 Maybe Lenormand by Ryan Edward

Maybe Lenormand by Ryan Edward

Lenormand

For “Lenormand” readings, I use a “Lenormand” card deck, and read an arrangement of cards, interpreting the progression and relationship of the images. I will sometimes make use of the Grand Tableau layout in which the entire deck of 36 cards is laid on the table so that a picture of the main players in the question at hand can be examined.