How To Do An Easy Monthly Tarot Spread (With Just 5 Cards)

The universe talks to us in several ways. It’s just that we don’t always actively pay attention to what it’s saying.

If you look closely, however, you will begin to observe a lot of signs, hints, and nudges that you are given on an almost daily basis.

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Plus, if you are sincere, you can ask for the universe’s guidance at any time and at any place, and you can rest assured that you will receive it.

One of the ways you can do that is through tarot readings.

Tarot cards have been used for centuries as a means to get insight and guidance about the various aspects of life. When you connect to the cards, the universe talks to you through them!

This is why so many people do tarot readings to gain clarity on what they can expect in the future.

The frequency at which you do a reading really depends on your situation.

Yearly tarot spreads are popular for giving advice for the year ahead – but a year is a long time, and things can change, so smaller, more frequent readings can be helpful.

Monthly tarot spreads can be beneficial for moving into the coming month with a clear mindset and goals, the decisions you will have to make, and an understanding of what might unfold in the shorter term.

In this article, I am going to focus on how to do a monthly tarot spread.

How To Do A Monthly Tarot Spread

Getting Started

Before you actually do the tarot reading, it is important to get into the right mental, emotional, and energetic state.

So, spend some time preparing yourself and the space around you.

For instance, you could choose a quiet and comfortable place where you won’t be disturbed during the reading. You could also switch up the ambiance a bit by using candles, incense sticks, and essential oils, or by playing some soothing music.

Once the space is taken care of, you need to enter a contemplative state where you feel connected to the universe.

To do that, you need to take a few deep breaths and give rise to a sense of stillness within you. Take as long as you need to get into the right state.

Then, form an intention in your mind for the reading.

After that, take your deck of cleansed tarot cards and shuffle them to connect your energies with those of the cards.

Ask your angels or guides to protect you and steer you through the reading and provide you with the insights you seek.

Once you’re done, it’s time to do the reading.

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5 Steps For A Monthly Tarot Spread

This spread involves picking out five cards.

So, you will draw a card, look at it, ponder on it, and keep it face up in front of you until you have the five cards.

Let’s see what each of the cards represents.

1) The First Card: Theme of The Past Month

To look forward, you need to first understand where you have been before. And that’s exactly what this card does. It tells you what the overall energy and theme of the past month were.

This gives you a better understanding of what you accomplished or didn’t accomplish in the past month.

You will also understand where most of your energies went.

For instance, if you pick the “Four of Cups” card, that means your past month was mainly about contemplating and reevaluating things in your life. It could also hint towards your need for realignment with your true self.

2) The Second Card: Theme of The Next Month

So, now that you have understood what your previous month was all about, it’s time to take a look at the main theme for the next month.

This card tells you about the key areas that will grab your attention in the coming month.

For instance, if you pick the “Ace of Cups” card, that means you will mainly be focused on new relationships and love.

If you are single, you might try to go on dates and see if you can find a good partner.

If you are already involved with someone, you might try to strengthen the love between you two.

3) The Third Card: Challenges You May Face

This one is pretty self-explanatory. This card provides you with insights into the challenges that might be waiting for you in the coming month.

This could relate to the main theme for the month or some other challenges that you might not have been expecting.

For example, even though the main theme for the next month may be love and relationships, you might face challenges in other areas of life if you pick the “Nine of swords” card.

Now, just because this card talks about challenges doesn’t mean you have to get stressed.

On the contrary, use this time to be prepared for the challenge that your card might be hinting at.

4) The Fourth Card: Opportunities That Await You

This card tells you about the opportunities that might knock on your door next month. Having clarity on this might help you capitalise on these opportunities instead of missing them altogether.

For instance, if you pick the “Ace of Pentacles” card, wealth and abundance might be on the way to you.

Knowing this, you might want to be more proactive about your career, finances, or any new offers.

It can help you become more open-minded and optimistic about the future.

5) The Fifth Card: Advice For The Next Month

This is the final card that neatly sums it all up.

This card provides you with any advice or suggestions that you might need to follow to make the most of your new month.

This could relate to the main theme (as mentioned above) or any particular area of life.

For example, if you pick the “Four of Swords” card, it might be guidance from the higher powers that you might need to focus on resting and rejuvenating yourself physically and mentally.

If not, you might fall sick and miss the opportunities that the previous card alluded to.

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How To Do A Monthly Love Tarot Spread

To focus your reading entirely on matters of the heart, you can simply follow the above steps, but make sure your intention is set firmly on your romantic life.

As your cards are drawn, you can look at how they relate to love and relationships.

Another method you can try is to choose just two cards – one to represent yourself and your partner or love interest.

Take a look at the meanings of these cards and how they relate to one another.

Final Thoughts

Tarot cards give us great insight into what lies ahead – allowing us to prepare for the ups and downs of life.

Doing an annual reading gives a wonderful holistic view of the year ahead, but doing a monthly tarot spread can help give insight into your immediate future.