I’ve never understood the idea of charging for a reading by the number of cards laid out. People pay me for my time and expertise, not for consultation content or number of cards. Whether my readee and I lay out three cards or twenty cards doesn’t matter. My preference is to do more with less. Today, a client and I spent one hour working with only four cards. Each card plus its layout position generated questions and conversation that took us deeper into this person’s experience and thus into more insight. For me, it was far more powerful than doing some fancy 30-card spread just to show off. There are moments when quick feedback on many questions is desired and required, so I don’t mind offering several quicker bursts of information. In general, however, I prefer to let a smaller number of tarot cards take us into deep council with each other and with Life.