Before getting started, I cannot emphasize enough that there is absolutely no one Tarot reading method that you must follow.
In fact we have no idea what the original method was, what the first system used was.
Likewise, we do not know which method was most widely used or was most popular.
In reading the texts of the greatest esotericists of the nineteenth century, no indication can be found anywhere of obligatory methods to follow, the number of cards to use, and so on.
Therefore, in reading the Tarot there is absolute freedom of method, and there is no right or wrong method.
A reader could extract just one card and get the querent to concentrate on a single question. Alternatively, they could spread the full deck of cards, and choose only those cards that particularly strike them. Both of these are perfectly valid methods, alongside a thousand others.
I invite you to use the Tarot as you see fit, and in the way you think best suits your personality and the topic of the reading.
The following are therefore just a few methods of spreading the cards, which I recommend, but there are a thousand others.
I have found that books that teach you how to read the Tarot often overlook all the preliminary steps. They dive straight into shuffling the cards, spreading them out and reading them. In fact, I think it is very important to have a preliminary phase during which the necessary conditions are put in place so that the querent feels at ease, opens up with us, and is sufficiently receptive.
Carl Gustav Jung was the founder of analytical psychology: he was one of the greatest figures in the entire history of psychology. He made it clear that symbols play a very important role in the unconscious, both personal and collective.
The Celtic Cross method is probably the best-known method for Tarot reading. It has a guided and intuitive structure, which is very helpful even for less experienced Tarot readers.
For esotericists and occultists, the Star of David symbolizes the union of the masculine with the feminine, represented by the two triangles that form the star.
In the Kabbalah, the Tree of Life is the symbol of the universe and the universal laws that govern it to the present day. The analogies between Kabbalah and Tarot are startling, and in this reading method, 10 cards are used just like there are 10 Sephirot, the instruments of God’s creation.