What card best represents you/your personality (or, is most often pulled to represent you in a spread)?
At the moment, I'm coming up in readings and see myself as the glorious Queen of Swords. I freaking adore her. She is a tough broad with a sharp tongue, quick wit and ever turning mind. She's intelligent, analytical, speaks her truth and understands spirituality as something that is unique to her rather then a set of dogma that is followed by a mass. Check out this Queen from the Druidcraft Tarot ~ she has a sword in front of her (most decks represent her this way) that acts like a protective keeping people away ~ this is something I do as well. I'll talk to a lot of people at work (I have to damnit) but in terms of making friendships, these are few and far between for me and that is how I like it. But, once you get past that sword, you'll find the Queen is not aloof, cool or pretentious (as she can be thought to be) but is actually warm, funny, smart and generous.
What spread to you use most often/prefer and why?
I use the Celtic Cross spread as the base for my readings. I know, boring and traditional, but it's such a good spread that gives an amazing overview of the issue being explored. I love the depth you can go to with this spread.
Have you ever created your own spread? If so, how effective is it? (Feel free to show the spread.)
I've added cards to the Celtic Cross spread that I use. They don't have specific positions, they honestly just get read where they get read ~ sometimes they're the past, sometimes they're the future or the present ~ I honestly just see them connecting to whatever cards they are going to connect to. Quite often each row will be read together ~ I have two rows of 4 cards on each side of the spread. I've found that they add a lot to readings and I kinda love just waiting to see where those cards are meant to go :)