Tarot Spreads for Love
We tarot readers are asked to read about romantic relationships more than any other life aspect. Relationships are the most rewarding parts of our life, yet they also cause the most anguish. I’ve created these three-card love tarot spreads to answer those pressing relationship questions. So shuffle your cards and let’s get started.
Frequency of Tarot Readings
Before I show you the first spread or layout, just a word of advice. A tarot reading is like a frozen moment in time. The cards you turn over today in answer to your question will be different to the ones you turn tomorrow. This can be very confusing and may cause you to keep repeating readings until you get the cards you want to see. This is not a good idea. So make up your mind to only read once on any single question or issue. Then wait for at least two weeks to a month before doing a similar reading.
Spread 1: Is This True Love?
This spread is to help you get a handle on the seriousness, or not, of the relationship. It taps into your own intuitive feelings about the romance, delves into your lover’s view point and checks whether there is a possible future in your partnership.
- Card #1 My inner guidance tells me this:
- Card #2 My loved one’s perspective:
- Card #3 Long-term outlook for this relationship:
Lay the cards out in a fan shape, left to right. I’m not using reversals, but if you are comfortable with them, go ahead and use them.
Card #1 My inner guidance tells me this: Four of Wands
The Four of Wands is, as are all the fours, about stability and security. This is a very happy, celebratory card. If I were doing this reading for myself, I would say that my inner guidance was telling me that this is a pretty good start to any relationship.
Card #2 My loved one’s perspective: Ten of Cups
The Ten of Cups is a beautiful card, and shows that the other partner shares a vision of long-lasting happiness. He feels fulfilled in the relationship.
Card #3 Long-term outlook for this relationship: Seven of Pentacles
Slightly challenging, the Seven of Pentacles hints at one or more periods of boredom or longing for something different. It’s not a drastic outlook and could be construed as being quite positive in that there is a lot of good to be harvested in this relationship. It may also provide a spiritual platform from which both can grow and learn.
Spread 2: Where Are We Going Wrong?
When things aren’t going to plan, and you wonder if there’s any point staying together, try this quick spread for a quick answer.
- Card #1 What difficulties should we work on?
- Card #2 What is good about our relationship?
- Card #3 What is the outlook for us?
Place the cards down in a horizontal row, left to right. Again, it’s your decisions whether to make use of reversals.
Card #1 What difficulties should we work on? Judgment
Judgment tells me that there could be an unbalance in the relationship, or, to take the card more literally, perhaps one partner is overly critical or judge mental. Sometimes, you have to take the simple message.
Card #2 What is good about our relationship? The Empress
The Empress indicates that the physical aspect of the relationship is good and is probably helping keep this couple together. This card may also be pointing at home and family as being the glue in this partnership.
Card #3 What is the outlook for us? The King of Pentacles
The King of Pentacles is the last card in the deck, so one could interpret that as meaning the relationship will last a very long time. As a personality, this King is committed and loyal.
These three cards tell me that this relationship has definitely got a lot more mileage in it and that the current difficulties are merely temporary hiccups that can be overcome with a little work.
The cards used in the example readings is the beautiful Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti. It has become one of the most popular and well-loved decks in recent years.
Spread 3: Is This My Twin Flame?
I suppose if you have to ask the question, the answer is already no. However, if you are looking for confirmation that your love is indeed your twin flame, then this spread may help.
- Card #1 Past lives connection?
- Card #2 What lessons will we learn together in this life?
- Card #3 Will we stay together, or move on?
Place cards down in a V shape, again, left to right, with card #2 being the pointy bit of the V.
Card #1 Past lives connection? Two of Pentacles
My guess would be that the connection between these two people is not a long standing one. The premise of a twin flame relationship is that the partners have been together before, and will be again. The Two of Pentacles suggests previous connections might have been tenuous and intermittent.
Card #2 What lessons will we learn together in this life? Two of Swords
The Two of Swords shows the couple that their main lesson will be to learn how to see and discern truth. Perhaps one, or both of them, is guilty of self-deception. They may have appeared in each other’s lives to help this understanding.
Card #3 Will we stay together, or move on? Three of Swords
The Three of Swords is often taken as a broken heart. I tend to see it as mixed up and hurtful communications. Of course these could lead to a broken heart, but that doesn’t necessarily follow. I would guess, that once the lessons indicated by the Two of Swords have been assimilated, the relationship will end… until the next life lesson needs to be addressed.
I hope these three love tarot spreads are useful to you. Feel free to use them for yourself or for your clients’ readings
Questions & Answers
Can the cards really tell me for certain that my boyfriend is cheating?
Tarot will always tell you what you need to know at any given time. So if your boyfriend is cheating, your cards might confirm or deny. They may give you the reason as to why he might be cheating. They might also tell you that if there's no trust in the relationship. Then you might think about ending it. Where there's no trust, there's no love.