Have you just begun a new relationship? Or perhaps you have your eye on a possible love interest? If you want to know if there’s a chance for love to grow, grab your tarot deck and try one of these springtime, potential for love tarot spreads.
The deck used for illustration and example readings is The Vision Tarot by Tim Thompson, published by Carta Mundi.
I Like Him a Lot – Potential for Love to Germinate?
You sort of know him, but have never had a proper conversation. You think he might like you, but you aren’t really sure. You need to know if there is a basis for a relationship – the root. Then you need to know what you can do to grab his attention – the stem. Finally you need to know if there is the potential for it to develop into a long-lasting relationship – the blossom.
This is a three-card tarot spread. Start with the first card nearest you and lay the others down above.
- Position one: The root of my attraction?
- Position two: How can I get his attention?
- Position three: Potential for love?
- The root of my attraction – Three of Cups
- How can I get his attention? – Eight of Wands/Staves
- Potential for love? – Six of Swords
The Three of Cups shows that you were attracted to your potential love in a group situation. There was something about him that caught your eye and made your heart flutter. However, look at the positioning of those cups; he might already be in a relationship.
The Eight of Wands is full of fast burning energy. It’s also about organization and structure. Find out what he likes to do in his spare time. This card suggests it will be connected to sport or outdoor pursuits – make sure you are there, preferably joining in with the action.
The Six of Swords is generally a positive card, though its energy is slow. Do you need to let go of a previous relationship? Maybe he’s the one caught up in the past? Whatever it is, release the attachment and perhaps you will find love with this new person.
New Relationship – Potential for Love to Blossom?
You met just recently. You have a lot in common and being together is fun. You’re not sure if you should take it to the next level. This time, we’re using four cards laid out in a 2:1:1 pattern. This spread is called, “Branching out.”
- Position one: What I bring to the mix.
- Position two: What he brings to the mix.
- Position three: Should I move things along or let it happen by itself?
- Position four: Long-term outlook for the relationship.
- What I bring to the mix – Seven of Coins
- What he brings to the mix – Seven of Cups
- Should I move things along or let it happen by itself? – Hanged Man
- Long-term outlook for the relationship – Ace of Cups
The Seven of Coins shows you are unsure you are in the right place, romantically speaking. You feel quite secure, yet at the same time, your heart is telling you there could be more. Perhaps you don’t feel as passionate about him as you think you should.
The Seven of Cups indicates that he is also a little at sea regarding your relationship. He may also be looking at other possibilities. In other words, he could be thinking of playing the field a little while longer.
The Hanged Man tells you to wait. Let things play out as they will. You could even take a temporary break from this relationship, with a view to getting back together later on.
The Ace of Cups in this position means that there is plenty of potential for a burgeoning of love between the two of you – after you have pressed the reset button. Perhaps neither of you are at the right stage in life to commit just yet?
Been Together a While – Potential for Love to Grow?
You’ve been together for some time, maybe you are married. Nothing seems to be happening; there’s no progress. Is there more potential here? What do you need to know about this relationship?
This is a five-card spread, laid out like a tree. Card one is the trunk, and two – five are the branches from left to right.
- Position one: What is good and strong about this relationship?
- Position two: What is not so good?
- Position three: Where do we converge?
- Position four: Where do we diverge?
- Position five: Where is this headed?
- What is good and strong about this relationship? – King of Wands/Staves
- What is not so good? – Four of Coins
- Where do we converge? – The Hierophant/Pope
- Where do we diverge? – The Sun
- Where is this headed? – Ace of Coins
In this spread the King of Wands represents the character of the relationship. It is strong and reliable, though prone to the occasional temper tantrum. Passion runs deep and each partner is true to the other.
The Four of Coins indicates that problems may lie in the realm of finances. Money appears to be the main cause of disagreements. Either one partner is a spendthrift or they are worried that money is tight generally. This card is a wake-up call to pay attention and address the issues.
The Hierophant, or Pope as it is named in this deck, shows that each partner relies on the other for guidance and stability. There is a strong sense of ‘rightness’ about the partnership.
The Sun indicates that one or both partners may be seeking the limelight. So one could be coming to the forefront, while the other remains in the background. This situation might be to do with one career taking precedent over the other. That’s fine as long as both agree.
The Ace of Coins is a lovely card that shows that there is commitment and earthy passion in this relationship. It looks likely that they have a shared goal and shared interests. To counteract the feeling of ‘going nowhere’, they could plan some sort of long-term project, reflected in their long-term pledge to each other.
We hope one of these spreads is right for you and you enjoy trying them out. Let us know how you get on.