The Simple Cross Tarot Spread

For five-card spreads, the standard approach to drawing the cards should be implemented after shuffling. As for the four-card spread, if used, the signifier card should first be put on the stack, then Card 1 should be placed on top of it.

The spread of the Simple Cross is a flexible and easy-to-read spread that will be important for practitioners, especially novices. Start by putting Card 1 over the card with the signifier. Card 1 reflects the current situation, or the "heart of the matter." Card 2 reflects the origins or foundations that might contain memories or occurrences of the past. Card 3 illustrates effects from the past on the new situation. The speculative card, reflecting ambitions, expectations, or higher topics that need to be considered, is Card 4. The most possible potential result is depicted by Card 5.