A Guide For Doing A Decision Tarot Spread

We are constantly taking decisions in our everyday lives. From choosing the flavour of our ice cream to deciding to finally overcome our fears, we are always taking one decision or the other.

In fact, it can be said that your life right now is the sum total of every single decision you have ever taken in your life.

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One different decision in your past could have led to a completely different life for you.

As such, there is no doubt about the importance of taking the right decisions in your life.

I know this is much easier said than done. A lot of the time, you don’t even know what your actions will lead to and how your decisions will unfold.

However, you can still use every tool at your disposal to make sure you take as many right decisions as you possibly can. Your very future depends on it.

One such tool is tarot reading. For many people, tarot is a tool for spiritual guidance that provides vital insights and guidance about the past, present, and future.

It can also help you gain clarity about any particular aspect of your life (health, relationships, career, finances, etc.)

To that end, you can do a tarot reading whenever you are faced with an important decision.

In this article, I am going to talk about a decision tarot spread you can do for your next reading.

A Useful Tarot Spread For Decision Making: Getting Started

Before you start, make sure you cleanse and shuffle your deck of cards to ensure the results of the past reading do not interfere with this reading.

Also, while you are shuffling the cards, focus your attention on the decision you are trying to take. Ask your guardian angels or spirit team to assist you in this reading.

When you’re ready, start picking the cards.

This decision-making tarot spread involves drawing out four cards from your deck. So, you will draw each card, ponder on its meaning, and place it face up in front of you.

Each card will reveal a different dimension of the situation you are in and the decision you’re trying to take.

Here’s what each of the four cards will represent.

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Easy 4-Card Tarot Spread For Decision Making

To do a decision making tarot spread with 4 cards, follow these steps:

1) The First Card: The Current State of Affairs

The most effective decision-makers are those who have a clear understanding of where they are and where they want to be. If you think about it practically, decision-making should be based on one’s current situation and what one expects for the future.

For example, if you’re deciding whether you should quit your job and build your own business, you need to understand whether that is practical for you at this point in time.

For this, you need to go over your financial situation, personal and professional responsibilities, immediate goals, and so on.

Pay close attention to this first card as it will give you an overview of where you are at this point in your life.

This will help you get your bearings and decision-making will become a little easier.

2) The Second Card: Outcome If You Take Action

As I mentioned above, we don’t always know how our actions will play out. If we had the power to know that, we would only ever make good decisions.

Well, although the tarot cards can’t tell you exactly what will happen in the future, they can provide you with a lot of hints and insights into how things could unfold. Sometimes, this is all one needs to decide what to do.

So, pay attention to this second card that will tell you about the potential outcome if you take action.

Going back to the example of quitting your job, if you happen to draw the “Ace of Pentacles” card, it could be a positive sign that quitting your job and building your own business will lead to success and prosperity in your new venture.

After all, this card represents new beginnings and potential.

However, if you draw the “Nine of Swords” card, it could be a sign that you should wait a bit longer as this decision might lead to anxiety, stress, and anguish.

3) The Third Card: Outcome If You Don’t Take Action

Sometimes, the best decisions are those where you don’t take the action. Sometimes, doing nothing can lead to a better outcome.

So, if you find yourself not wanting to do anything about a particular situation, this card could tell you whether that would be the right call or not.

For example, if you’re having doubts about quitting and pursuing a new venture, picking the “Temperance” card would tell you that that is the right decision. After all, this card represents patience, balance, and moderation.

However, if you pick the “Five of Cups” card, this could tell you that not quitting would be the wrong call, since this card represents regret, failure, and disappointment.

4) The Fourth Card: Advice

If the previous two cards leave you with more questions than answers, this is the card you should turn to.

In my opinion, this is the most important card in this tarot decision spread. After all, this is where your angels or guides make things clearer for you.

So, continuing with the same example, this card will tell you whether you should build your own business or not, considering everything in your life right now.

For example, if you pick the “Ace of Swords” card, this might be a signal that you will get the breakthroughs you seek through new ideas and inspiration. So, now is a good time to start thinking about your new venture.

However, if you pick the “Five of Pentacles” card, this might be a message that you should stay where you are.

After all, this card represents financial hardships, loss, struggle, worry, etc.

However, do not let this discourage you. Times change and you can certainly think about building a business after a few months or so.

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Final Thoughts

Making decisions can cause a lot of stress as we agonize over what the right thing to do might be.

Turning to divination, and doing a tarot decision spread, can be helpful for leading you toward the decision that’s best for you.

If you’re looking to do a slightly longer tarot reading, try a 7 card spread instead.