Tarot Spread Maker How-To

Move a tarot card

When making a tarot spread, drag a tarot card of your choice to a desired position on the tarot board.

Resize the tarot board

When making a tarot spread, drag the bottom edge of the tarot board up or down to set the tarot board’s height of your choice.

Set the number of tarot cards
  1. When making a tarot spread, look for Tarot Card section.
  2. In the Number of Tarot Cards field, click on + button to add a tarot card to the tarot board, and − button to remove the tarot card with the highest number from the tarot board.

Note: The maximum number of tarot cards is 21 excluding the significator card.

Add or remove a significator card
  1. When making a tarot spread, look for Tarot Card section.
  2. Tick Add significator card to add the tarot card with letter “S” to the tarot board. Unticking this option will remove it from the tarot board.
Rotate a tarot card
  1. When making a tarot spread, click on a tarot card of your choice on the tarot board. The clicked tarot card will be highlighted.
  2. Look for Tarot Card Position section (with tarot card position number or significator indicated).
  3. Select a rotation degree of your choice from the list.
Enter meaning for a tarot card position
  1. When making a tarot spread, click on a tarot card of your choice (except significator) on the tarot board. The clicked tarot card will be highlighted.
  2. Look for Tarot Card Position section (with tarot card position number indicated).
  3. In the text box, enter meaning for the tarot card position.

Note: The maximum number of characters for the tarot card position meaning is 100.

Select a tarot card image
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, click on a tarot card of your choice on the tarot board. The clicked tarot card will be highlighted.
  2. Look for Tarot Card Position section (with tarot card position number or significator indicated).
  3. Select a tarot card of your choice from the list to fill the image of the position on the tarot board. You may view the tarot card’s meanings by clicking on ⓘ.

Note:

  • If at least one tarot card image is selected for the tarot spread, either manually or during randomization, tarot reading results will appear below the settings.
  • This site uses the Frideborg tarot deck.
Reverse a tarot card
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, click on a tarot card of your choice on the tarot board. The clicked tarot card will be highlighted.
  2. Look for Tarot Card Position section (with tarot card position number or significator indicated).
  3. Tick Reverse tarot card to reverse the chosen tarot card on the tarot board. Unticking this option will make the tarot card upright on the tarot board.
Adjust a tarot card’s energy level
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, click on a tarot card of your choice on the tarot board. The clicked tarot card will be highlighted.
  2. Look for Tarot Card Position section (with tarot card position number or significator indicated).
  3. Look for the horizontal bar with energy indicator above it and drag the right edge of the colored bar to the left or right to make the tarot card’s energy level lower or higher respectively.

Note:

  • If no tarot card image is selected, the energy level can not be adjusted.
  • If the tarot card is upright, its energy level can be either medium or high.
  • If the tarot card is reversed, its energy level will be low.
Unhighlight a tarot card
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, look for a highlighted, blinking tarot card on the tarot board.
  2. Click on that highlighted tarot card to unhighlight it.
Randomize the tarot cards
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, look for Tarot Card Randomization section.
  2. Select whether you want the randomized tarot cards to either include all tarot cards, Major Arcana, or Minor Arcana tarot cards only.
  3. Tick Include reversal if you want the tarot cards to be reversed randomly. Untick this option to have all tarot cards to be upright.
  4. If a significator card is present, tick Include significator card to have it to be randomized as well. Unticking this option will not have it randomized.
  5. When you are done with the options, click on the Random button to have the tarot cards revealed one by one on the tarot board.

Note: During the randomization, most settings will be disabled until all of the tarot cards are revealed.

Show or hide tarot card aura
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, look for Tarot Card section.
  2. Tick Show tarot card aura for the glowing effect to appear for each tarot card image on the tarot board and in the tarot reading results according to the energy level respectively. Unticking this option will hide the tarot card aura.

Note: In order for the aura to appear, at least one tarot card image must be selected.

Undo or redo changes

During the process of making or viewing a tarot spread, click on your browser’s back button to undo one change, and forward button to redo one change that was made to the tarot spread.

Note: Undoing will not work if the tarot spread is opened from a bookmark or if browser history is disabled.

Copy a tarot spread

When viewing a tarot spread, click on the Copy button, then you can modify the tarot spread layout in Tarot Spread Maker.

Reset a tarot spread

When making or viewing a tarot spread, click on the New button to start making a new tarot spread from scratch.

Reset all tarot cards

When making or viewing a tarot spread, click on the Clear button to remove all tarot card images from the tarot board.

Submit a tarot spread to this website and app
  1. When making a tarot spread, click on the Submit button.
  2. Before sending the form, fill in the following details:
    • Your name
    • Your email
    • Tarot spread name
    • Creator’s name (optional)
    • Tarot spread webpage link (optional)
    • Recommended tarot deck (optional)
    • Additional message (optional)

Note:

  • Please fill in a meaning for each tarot card position before submitting a tarot spread.
  • Please do not edit the tarot spread data field in the form.
  • Incomplete tarot spread details and unclear tarot spread layouts with multiple stacked positions may not be entertained.
Learn about various tarot spreads
  1. Browse through the tarot spread list.
  2. Click on a tarot spread that interests you.
  3. Study the tarot spread layout.
  4. Customize the settings for fun if you like.
  5. Learn more in the About section which includes creator’s name, creator’s website link, category, recommended tarot deck, number of tarot cards, and position meanings.
Bookmark a tarot spread in browser
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, refer to your browser on how to bookmark a page.
  2. When you return to the tarot spread with that bookmark, the tarot spread layout and tarot cards will be intact as they are.

Note: If the tarot spread data is corrupted, the tarot spread layout may look strange or may be in its original form without tarot card images.

Share a tarot spread to people

When making or viewing a tarot spread, click on the Share/Save button located below the page header to reveal the social media buttons, or alternatively, feel free to have your way of sharing.

Capture the image of a tarot spread
  1. When making or viewing a tarot spread, click on the Capture button.
  2. After the tarot spread image is captured successfully, you may choose to download it by clicking on the Download button.

Note:

  • The larger the tarot spread appears on screen, the more time it takes to capture the tarot spread image.
  • The captured tarot spread image will appear larger in landscape mode than in portrait mode if your device supports these modes.
  • The captured tarot spread image will be in PNG picture format.
  • If the Download button does not work, try to save the tarot spread image manually.
  • Alternatively, you may capture the tarot spread image using a browser extension like FireShot by referring to the extension’s instructions.