There are numerous spreads, of which some are given on this site; however, you might prefer to compose a layout of your own, with up to 22 specific cards that you have picked from a deck - this page enables you to do just that, as well as add a 'descriptor' for the card such as "Significator" or "Crossing Card". If you are not familiar with using this and the following pages, please read the Instructions before composing your layout, so that you can use this facility to the best advantage (e.g image resizing, drag-and-drop, overlaying etc.) - you can return to this page by clicking on the "This reading provided by..." link at the very top of the final page.

On this "Compose Your Own Spread" page, you specify exactly which cards are to be displayed in a spread. If you want to choose cards from a deck (without knowing what the cards are), or leave the choice to "chance," use the (higher-definition graphics) "Drag, Drop and Resize" page. If you prefer to use radio-buttons to pick your cards, use this page for classic decks or this one for more modern decks, though you won't be able to specify a crossing card.

To compose your own layout and spread, choose from the first set of options below and click the Continue button to go to the next page. (Combinations of the last two options and what they will produce, are shown after the Continue button).

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  The Rider Waite is the classic, most used deck for Tarot readings.

Select a Deck:

Enter your name as the reader:
Enter the name of the person the reading is for:
Put A Question Before the Cards:
[Avoid single and double quotes]
How many cards would you like in your spread?
This includes the Significator and Crossing Card - maximum number is 22 cards, minimum is 3.
  Rotate crossing card 90 degrees?
        [Please read this note first]
  Show Date this Spread was
  Spread Only? If this box is checked, please uncheck both of the following boxes.
 With list, but without interpretations? If checked, you will see the Spread displayed for you to arrange as you wish, and then the cards listed graphically.
 Input Card Descriptors and / or
Checking this box will let you input descriptors (e.g. "Significator" or "Crossing Card") for the cards listed after the spread, and let you provide your own interpretations (if the previous box above is also checked).
What the last 2 boxes mean! Information only - what the various combinations of those last
two checkboxes will give you:-

1: Default interpretations, default card descriptors - you don't input any info

2: Default interpretations, but you can input your own card descriptors.

3: Default descriptors, cards listed without interpretations - so you can write or overprint with your own interpretations later.

4: You input descriptors and provide your own interpretations.