Five Card Tarot Spread

Five Card Tarot Spread

There are many different five-card spreads.  The simple one is the easiest of all of the five-card spreads.  The number five is a number that is used to make sure that we stay grounded and that we are part of the understanding of the material world around us.  This spread shows us who we are and that we have goals that are of this world.

You need to always start with an open mind and believe in the universe.  Shuffle the deck and then draw five different cards and put them face down in front of you.  Put these cards in a straight line.  Start with the card on the main left, and this will be called Card Number 1.  The second card will be Card Number 2, the third card, Card Number 3, the fourth card, Card Number 4, and the card all the way to the right will be Card Number 5.

Start with Card Number 1 and turn it over.  This card represents the state that you are in right now in your body.

The fifth and last card represents the goals that you have in your life. These goals can be related to a relationship or even to a job or education.

The middle cards, Card Number 2, Card Number 3, and Card Number 4, show the different challenges that you will have to work through in order to reach the goals that you have.  You might already know that you have certain issues in your life, and some of these issues might be hidden from you.

If you like someone, you might have a problem talking to them because you are too shy, and so you might not really know them or, the chances are that they might not even know that you exist because you are too quiet to stand out.  So these are some of the problems that you might have that prevent you from reaching your goal.

If you are wanting to start a new career, Card Number 5, the card all the way to the right, will let you know what you need to look for in regard to work.

Card Number 1, the card all the way to the left, will tell you your different skills and ability and where you are mentally.

Cards Number 2, 3, and 4 will tell you what you need to do and what you have to achieve in order to reach Card Number 5.

Once you lay the cards out in front of you, you cannot change them, or else the reading will not work correctly.

Tarot Cards

Take time to learn all of the cards and suits in the tarot deck, including:

  • Suit of Swords
  • Suit of Pentacles
  • Suit of Cups
  • Suit of Wands
  • Major Arcana

Write a short paragraph about the spread that you have in front of you and keep it in a personal journal that you have.  This will help you to remember the cards and will help you to have a longer time to interpret what they mean for your past, present, and your future.

Use your journaling to help yourself grow and to challenge yourself.  Write down all of the things that you have faced in your life, and let the cards guide you and help you.

Suit of Swords

The Suit of Swords is one that helps to tell thoughts and personal things.  The Swords are there to look deep into the mind, and the element of the Swords is the element air.  These cards can remind you of what you have done and the fears and challenges that were seen in order to reach goals.

These are cards that are mainly represented in the Swords suit.  These cards can be associated with conflict, and not all people are able to reach their goals or what they are working towards.  The Swords also represent personal intellect and how you are able to logically see things instead of how the emotions control you.

Suit of Pentacles

The suit of Pentacles is a symbolic card that has different symbolic meanings.  This can be satanic worship, or Wiccan believes and is seen in different religions.

Pentacles represent wealth and the Earth element.  This deals with wealth, being materialistic, having possessions, and income.  The Pentacles represent more than wealth; but they represent being grounded and taking care of your life.  You can take care of issues that can be fixed and have goals and obstacles along with desires.

Suit of Cups

The cups represent the vessel and the element of water.  There are different cups that show you different things, such as the Suit of Cups, which usually deals with females and emotional situations that come in life.

There are symbols used with these cards and the vessel is usually something that will hold liquid, which is considered a female (cup).  So when looking at the Suit of Cups, it represents someone that will think with logic and someone that is strong in their spirituality.

If you see the cups a lot when a reading is happening, it probably means that you are someone that is very emotional and that you are personal to what the reading is telling you.

There are times when your emotions will be good and times when they will be bad, so if there is a reading that you get and it has a lot of cups in, chances are it can be either a good reading or a bad reading.

Suit of Wands

The Wands cards are also known as the rods, and they are part of some of the Tarot decks that you can buy.  These are part of the magic part of the tarot reading.  A Magician will have a wand, and so do witches and wizards.  They use the wands to cast spells.

The wands will show when there is energy in a reading and when things need to be accomplished.  The wand will show you that you can affect other people if you are around them.  Your desires affect others.

Major Arcana

The first set of cards in the tarot set is the Major Arcana, and it is different than the Minor Arcana.  The Major Arcana is divided into allegorical symbols called the Journey of the Fool instead of suits, like a regular playing deck of cards would be.  So using tarot cards will be a journey that is symbolic, and it can help you to interpret all of the things going on in your life.

The Major Arcana will show you a scene that focuses on people, and it will have different descriptions and different symbolic meanings.

If you want to understand the cards better, you can ask your psychic to give you a tarot reading.  This can allow you to learn to understand the meaning of each of the cards.  If you want to have a highly recommended expert to do your reading, contact someone at for all of your tarot card reading needs.