Need a new tarot spread for a relationship issue? Wondering if the one you recently met really is The One? Or do new need help from the cards to find a new love? One of these free tarot spreads for love may be just the thing.
Lookin’ For Love Tarot Spread
This is a five-card spread. Lay it out in an L-shape, from top to bottom. Firstly, remove the Two of Cups from the deck and place it where you can see it. Take a moment to focus on the energy of the card. Feel the love and attraction between the couple in the image. Imagine looking into the eyes of your new beloved. This short exercise is to get your emotional energy in the right place to do the reading. Put the Two of Cups to one side.
Now shuffle your cards and lay them down.
- Card 1 – What is my relationship with me?
- Card 2 – What can I bring to a new relationship?
- Card 3 – What do I need to be aware of when looking for love?
- Card 4 – What qualities will my new love have?
- Card 5 – Will there be potential for a lasting love?
The first card shows something really important – how much you value yourself. There’s no point in looking for someone else to ‘make up your other half’ because you’ll always be dependent upon their approval. You have to know that you are whole and well balanced… it helps if you see yourself as truly worthy of love. In our example spread, the Seven of Cups indicates that the seeker may be scattered and unsure of herself. She may need to do some introspection before she is ready for a relationship.
The second card indicates what qualities and benefits you will bring to a new relationship. How you will influence and nurture it. The Queen of Cups shows that the seeker’s emotional nature will be a positive influence.
The third card tells her, what she should be aware of when meeting someone new. For example, in the spread above, the King of Wands may be warning her to watch out for someone who’s charismatic and charming, but who might have a temper.
The fourth card shows what positive qualities the other person will have. The Eight of Wands shows someone who will be direct, well organized and possibly quite spontaneous.
The fifth card indicates whether the affair will be deep and long-lasting or perhaps a fun fling. The Page of Wands tells us that this one will be an adventure, if nothing else. With an ambiguous card like this, it would probably be a good idea to draw another clarification card.
Is This the One Tarot Spread
Use this three-card spread if you have recently met someone and are not sure where it’s headed. Remove The Lovers card from the deck and gaze at it. Look at the people on the card. Are they looking at one another? Holding hands. Put yourself in place of one of the figures and try to pick up the energy of the deep connection between them. Can you feel it?
When you are ready, shuffle the rest of the deck and lay down the cards in a triangle, left, right, then top.
- Card 1 – What do I bring to this relationship?
- Card 2 – What does my lover bring to this relationship?
- Card 3 – What is the outlook for this relationship?
Card one tells you what positive and/or negative qualities you bring to your current relationship. In the example, the Eight of Coins shows that you are willing to work hard to perfect the relationship, but that you might also be a little picky.
Card two is the same, but from your lover’s point of view. The King of Swords shows that he is a deep thinker, logical but may be a little authoritarian.
The third card is the important one that tells you whether this relationship has the ability to last. In this example, the Knight of Cups probably indicates that it will be a short-lived romance. This Knight is ultra-romantic but has little staying power.
Relationship Survival Tarot Spread
This five-card spread is for insights regarding a current relationship that might be in trouble. It will help to give you pointers about what you can do, and where it’s going. First take out the Ace of Cups and the Ten of Cups. Look at the Ace and remember what it was like in the beginning. Take a moment to focus on all the things that were so good about your love. Remember the outpouring of emotions you felt. Next look at the Ten of Cups. This card represents a solid, established relationship based on a deep emotional commitment. Feel it. Understand how good it is to be supportive of one another, to be two happy individuals who have chosen to share a life path together. Who are both prepared to navigate the good times and the not-so-good times.
Now lay out the first four cards in 2 x 2 pattern, then put the last one on the right of the block.
- Card 1 (top left) – Where it’s going well.
- Card 2 (bottom left) – What are the difficulties?
- Card 3 (top right) – What are our strengths as a couple?
- Card 4 (bottom right) – What do we want from the relationship?
- Card 5 (far right) – Where are we headed if nothing changes?
The first card highlights the positives of the relationship. In our example spread, the Star indicates a deep connection built on love and trust.
The second card shows the problems. Here, our couple may be overly concerned about material possessions, showing off to their friends or even that one, or both, has a habitual behavioral problem that is impacting the relationship.
The third card indicates the strengths of the relationship. The Hermit shows that this pair are willing to work on whatever it takes. To take time out to examine their connection and to find out how much each values the relationship.
The fourth card points to what the couple would like from the relationship. The Ten of Coins hearkens back to the Devil card. Material security is obviously very important to them, and there’s nothing wrong with that; they just have to be careful that it’s not the only thing that underpins their partnership.
The final card tells us where the relationship is headed if they simply carry on as they are. Justice is a bit of a jolt here, really, as it indicates a legal wrangle, possibly a divorce. That Devil card was right-on. So it’s a wake-up call. Do they want to work on their relationship and turn it around, or do they let it reach its end?
We hope these new tarot spreads for love will be of use if you have a relationship issue you want to explore. Any questions about your cards are welcome in the comments.
Tarot deck used for illustration: The Golden Tarot by Kat Black.