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3-Card Daily Tarot Spread | Everyday Tarot Reading

Last Updated: October 26, 2022

As part of a self-care routine with tarot, I think it’s important to check in regularly with your deck. They can offer you responses just as close as a best friend, with hard truths and soft support.

Do you ever feel like you could use a little guidance and support throughout your day? If so, this daily tarot spread (with a 3 card spread) will help you to get clear on the energy surrounding you today, what to focus on, and tips for added success. Give it a try each morning to set yourself up for a really great day!

Most people just want to pull one card for a daily tarot reading, and there is nothing wrong with that. However, if you want a little more clarity and support, this 3 cards daily tarot spread will give you just that.

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Monthly tarot spread layout & questions to ask

I have created the below 3-card tarot spread as a way for you to get some clarity on what the day ahead holds for you. Getting some hindsight on what to expect during the next 24 hours can help you plan and prepare for potential challenges, as well as take advantage of any opportunities that might come your way.

Here’s how to get started: Take a deep breath and relax. Focus on your plans for the day, if you have your question or the energy you’d like clarity around. Then, shuffle your deck of tarot cards however you feel called to. Once you’re finished shuffling, cut the deck into 3 piles and choose one pile to draw your first card from. Set that card aside, then do the same with the remaining two piles until you have 3 tarot cards total.

Finally, take some time to reflect on the questions that each card position represents and what message the tarot cards in that position might be trying to tell you. If you’re just starting to learn tarot, or if you’re still getting to know your deck, you may find my in-depth articles on the meanings of every tarot card helpful.

3-card daily tarot spread

Tarot card #1: Today's vibe

The first position in this daily tarot reading represents what surrounds you today – the current energy, influences, or people in your life. It will give you some insight into what kind of day it will be and how you should approach it based on you, your behaviors, and your preferences. That is how I feel tarot “tells the future”.

Tarot card #2: Where to focus your energy

The second position advises you on where you could focus energy to ensure you have a really great day. This may be an activity, behavior, or thinking pattern you can adopt to help make your day more successful.

Tarot card #3: How to make the most out of your day

The third and final card will give you a tip or piece of advice for added success today – something to keep in mind as you go about your day. This can also be what you can expect if you put the focus and energy from position two into action. It’s like a positive affirmation at the end of your reading to let you know that good thing are on their way!

Try this 3-card daily tarot reading with the below interactive tarot spread

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The Justice card

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The Empress card

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The Hermit card

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Shuffle the cards

What to do after this daily tarot reading

After you’ve finished a tarot reading, there are a few things you can do in order to reflect on the experience and integrate the insights you gained. Here are some suggestions:

Use a tarot journal to record your findings

Jotting down your thoughts in a tarot journal after reading can be helpful in a few ways. First, it can help you remember the details of your reading later on, such as how you felt at the moment and perhaps your first impressions of what a card meant. Second, it can provide a space for you to process the information you’ve received and explore what it means for you. Third, it can be a way to keep track of your progress over time as you revisit your journal entries and reflect on your journey.

Take a picture of the cards

If you want to remember the position of the cards and what they meant in relation to your questions, take a picture of the spread. This will help you look back on the reading later and review the insights you received. Sometimes, clarity is better acquired after you’ve stepped back from the situation for a little while and had some time to process it.

Some people create Instagram accounts or Pinterest accounts specifically for this, and if you use any of our spreads please tag us @backyardbanshee if you feel comfortable!

Take some time to meditate and reflect

Immediately after a tarot reading, it’s important to take some time to sit with the insights you’ve received. This can be done through proper meditation, visualisation, or simply taking some time to reflect on the reading. It can be helpful to think about what the messages from the cards mean for your life and how you can apply the advice that was given to you. That time can also be used to replenish your energy level and cleanse your tarot deck.

Get a second opinion from a close friend

If you have close friends who also happen to be tarot practitioners, it can be helpful to get their take on your reading. They may be able to offer additional insights or perspectives that you hadn’t considered before. This is also a good way to get feedback on your own interpretation of the cards.

Ensure to ask permission before just blindly sending your cards across in a message and saying “what does this mean to you?” as your friends may not have the energy or have a boundary with this sort of thing – manners cost nothing, and this is especially to note if they are a professional tarot reader who normally gets paid to interpret readings.

Layer your reading with more divination

Why not try adding astrology dice or a pendulum reading to your tarot session? Your intuition will guide you on how to best use these tools, but they can be helpful in providing more clarity around the messages from your tarot reading. We have lots of methods for you to utilise here on the website.

At the end of the day, tarot readings are meant to be a helpful tool, not a replacement for your own intuition. The best way to use tarot is to combine the insights you receive with your own understanding of the situation. Trust your gut and follow your heart—the answers you’re looking for will come.

This daily tarot spread is great for beginners and experienced practitioners alike, as it is more about the energy of the cards and yourself rather than an in-depth meaning for each card. You can go deeper, and pull clarifying cards when you need to, but the simplicity of this spread is to help make you swiftly feel more prepared and supported for the day. 

Remember, the messages are meant to guide and support you – so take them with a grain of salt and use your intuition when interpreting them for yourself. If a message doesn’t resonate or you’re unsure, why not research additional card meanings for their different perspectives.. or book in a reading with me? 

Warmest wishes for you always, LB x


I have been passionate about reading divination for more than 15 years. This gives me a unique perspective when it comes to creating fun, supportive and creative tarot spreads. I hope they help you find the clarity and insight you are looking for.

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