Avia Venefica


Four Card Reading

A four card reading in the Tarot will be used similarly as the three card readings. These are quick snapshots of understanding with a bit more details that three cards offer.

I use four card readings as an elaboration of a simple "yes" or "no" scenario. You'll see what I mean with the four card reading spreads I'm offering below as examples.

The number four has a very grounding effect, that why they are ideal for either/or type of questions.

If you're creating your own four card spreads, be sure you have a nice balance in your questions. Have a beginning card, a "yes" a "no" and a conclusion card.

These examples say it best:

Straight shooter:
four card reading spread. Example 1. The

The "You" position will (obviously) hold the card that represents you - your energy at the time of the reading.

The "Unknown" represents people, places or events in your life that you're either not aware of right now, or unwilling to face.

The "Known" represents the details you are aware of. This position is also a clue as to what you can reasonably deal with right now.

The "Action" card is an encouragement to do so (take action) after you have thoughtfully considered the "Knowns" and "Unknowns" in the reading.

Personal Perspective:
four card reading spread. Example 2. The

I use this four card reading when I need to get a clear, unbiased view about my behaviors or reactions about a specific current event in my life. The outcomes in this simple four card reading can be profoundly revealing.

This spread will clarify your motivations and offer a alternative motive if you discover you're being unreasonable.

The "Issue" card is at the heart of the matter you are dealing with right now.

The crossing card, "Will" is a beneficent card, representing your highest will or the best intention for your highest good.

The "Ego" card represent your ulterior motive. This card tells you if you're being unreasonable, acting out, or misbehaving - and it explains the underlying (usually ego-driven) reason for your reactions to the Issue identified in the card.

The "Alternative" offers an alternate route. This card will provide a solution that you haven't thought of, and encourage a different path than the (ego-driven) one.

I hope you enjoyed these examples of a four card reading in the Tarot.

Looking for Something? Search Here:

Sapere Aude

Get More:

Subscribe to Tarot Teachings RSS Feed Subscribe in a Reader


Avia Venefica on Whats-Your-Sign.com My Symbols Site


Avia Venefica on Tattoo Symbolism.com My Wordpress Blog


Avia Venefica's Photography Veneficarium (New!)


Avia Venefica on Twitter My Twitter


Avia Venefica on Facebook My Facebook
Tarot Teachings Newsletter
(it's free!)



No Worries, -- your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Tarot Teachings Newsletter.


Tarot Card Meanings

click a topic to expand menu

+ Tarot Introductions (11)

+ Major Arcana (23)

+ Royal Arcana (21)

+ Minor Arcana (45)

+ Meaning of Tarot Suits (5)

+ Tarot Aces (5)

+ Tarot Teachings Exchange (4)NEW!

Continuing Tarot Education

+ Symbols of the Tarot (33)

+ Numerology and Tarot (10)

+ Other Tarot Tools (5)

+ Esoteric Dictionary (5)

Tarot Spreads

+ Sample Tarot Layouts (7)

Tarot FAQ

+ Great Tarot Q&A (8)


> About Me
> Tarot FAQ
> Site Resources
> Newsletter
> Site Map
> New Additions
> My Symbols Site
> Policies
> My Blog
> Donate


> Tarot TV
> Paranormality.com
> Mary K. Greer
> Tarot Lovers
> Occult of Personality
> Robert M. Place
> New Age Store.com

footer for Tarot page

Return to top
Copyright© 2007-2008.