My favorite Tarot card spread for a birthday reading is a three-card spread. Take three cards that represent the past, the present, and the future for the person. Place them in that order and focus on the reading of each card in the spread. The first card can represent any positive memories or accomplishments from the past year that had a major impact on the person’s life. The second card can represent the current status of the person’s life, the advice they need, and what they should look forward to in the present. Finally, the third card can represent what lies ahead in the future in terms of goals and aspirations for the year, as well as any challenges they should be aware of.
Another great Tarot spread to use for a birthday reading is a five-card spread. Use this spread to look into five aspects of the person’s life: what challenges they will face, their relationships, career opportunities, home/family dynamics, and what they will learn over the year. Take a card for each of these topics and look into each card as it relates to the person’s life. This spread can give the querent a lot of insight into the year ahead and how they can best approach it.
Creating your own Tarot spread is also an excellent way to get meaningful readings for a birthday. When coming up with your own spread, pick cards that have particular meaning to the querent or that represent the major changes and events that will benefit them in the coming year. A fun Tarot spread may be to use five cards that represent five wishes/desires for the person. Place the cards in a row and contemplate the wish represented by each card.
No matter which spread you choose, doing a birthday Tarot reading can offer insight into the year ahead of the querent and give them advice on how best to navigate their life and reach their goals.