The Six Month Tarot spread is a great Tarot layout that gives a good overview for a six month time period. Covering 7 different areas of life, with 3 cards devoted to each category.
In total, you’ll use 21 cards.
Laying the cards
1 4 7 10 13 16 19
2 5 8 11 14 17 20
3 6 9 12 15 18 21
First Column: The Self
This column focuses on what is in the querent’s mind currently, both consciously and unconsciously. It will indicate new emotional and mental changes, including creativity, ambition and intuition, some of which the questioner may not even be aware of.
Second Column: What’s Around the Querent
Personal relationships including friends, lovers, family and colleagues, would be covered by this card. If the cards seem impersonal, the cards may refer to the physical home or workplace rather than the people in it.
Third Column: Dreams and Wishes
Hopes and fears are revealed in this column, some of which may surprise even the questioner.
Fourth Column: What the Querent Expects
Plans in progress, projects in motion, known factors, Success or delays may be revealed here.
Fifth Column: What the Querent does not expect
In this column, the hand of fate appears and you can see destiny in action. Most of what appears here is a surprise and completely unexpected.
Sixth Column: Nearer Future
This column covers future events, usually in the 2-3 month range.
Seventh Column: Further Future
This column reveals event occurring in the further future, usually around the 4-6 month range. Sometimes there will be connections between the 6th and 7th columns to show events progressing. If there is nothing apparent, not to worry. Just read it as it comes to you; often there is no connection between the immediate and further future events.