Greetings from a cold and rainy night in northern California. I love evenings like this. My work is finished and I have the house to myself.  A rich cup of Russian Caravan is brewing and I’m all set to divine by the fire.

Following is a Celtic Cross spread I repurposed for giving self, or solo readings. It works in conjunction with 22 audio files that give voice to the Major arcana. The goal in creating these recordings was to place the solitary diviner in a position where she can hear, rather than read the cards. Here’s how it works:

  • Get comfortable. In other words, make space for a question to enter without distractions.
  • Ask your question out loud and up to three times. Avoid either/or questions. Instead, try to ask a question that offers clear insight into how you can fully understand your position in the situation. For example:

          How can I best understand my position with _____________?

  • Pull ten cards from a Majors only deck, oracle, or any of my charm casting kits and place them over the following spread or a spread of your own.
  • Once you’ve asked your question and have all of your cards on the table, locate and click on your card’s matching audio title (just below) and listen to what they have to say. Enjoy and my your future follow your highest wishes.


Carrie Paris version of Celtic Cross




Carrie will be speaking on “Collection Oracles and Charm Casting with Tarot for Accurate Results” at TarotCon Denver 2015. Visit our Speakers page for the full line-up of presentations and workshops.


About the Author

Carrie Paris is committed to uniting divining traditions with contemporary card culture. She was in the first class to receive a Masters in the Cultural Study of Cosmology and Divination from the University of Kent, UK., co-created the award winning Lenormand Revolution deck, and three versions of the Magpie Oracle — a way of casting shiny objects for a bright future. Look to the release of Carrie’s Nippon Lenormand and Dark Salon Lenormand in 2015, as well as her new offering,, an interactive site that uses the latest technology to align diviners with their personal mission. Carrie considers herself a global citizen and enjoys dividing her life teaching in California and Europe where she can be found reading the cards along the Mediterranean landscape of her ancestors. Find out more at

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