“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place,” said the writer Zora Neale Hurston. And as Tarot shines a light on the soul, it’s no wonder that most people ask the cards about love. That’s why there’s a wide array of Tarot love spreads!
Whether you’re in love, out of love, in love with love, or currently hoping you’ll never experience a broken heart again, the Tarot can teach you something about your desires, relationships, or what might make your heart flutter.
Below, you’ll discover various Tarot spreads that can help you understand what you want in love, deal with relationship issues, and explore the magical side of love – so take a look!
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- Love Tarot helps you understand your feelings in love.
- It offers advice, not exact predictions.
- It can spark conversations and bring you closer to your partner.
Tarot Love Spreads for General Questions
Sometimes, we’re not sure what we want. That’s OK! If you’d like to consult the cards to gain insight into your love energy, try any of the simple tarot love spreads below.
One-Card Tarot Love Spread
The single card you pull reveals the tone of your love life. Most of the time, this card won’t surprise you. Many of us have pulled the Three of Swords, a heartbreak card, at one point in our lives and sighed, “Of course.”
As with all tarot readings, big things will happen to you if you pull a Major Arcana card. There might be forces out of your control—doesn’t that sound like falling in love?
You might be responding to big changes, like the emergence of a new theme or the consequences of a decision you and your partner made together.
A Minor Arcana card usually refers to a smaller feeling, conflict, or conversation.
In general, Cups and Pentacles suggest emotional connection and relationship building, and the energy of Wands brings something new, either exciting or overwhelming.
Swords don’t always mean tough love; if they appear in a love Tarot reading, they can help you understand how your communication style and personal truths influence your romance.
To learn more about what individual cards mean in a tarot love spread, read our guide to the top cards in love readings! (Spoiler alert: They can mean everything from practicing self-love to proposing marriage.)
Three-Card Tarot Love Spread
A three-card tarot spread is a great option if you have another person in mind (a potential love interest or partner).
In a traditional three-card tarot love spread, the first card represents you, the second represents the other, and the third represents your current state or potential together. Some readers place the first two cards around the third card, which rests between them.
For example, imagine you pull the following three cards in order:
According to the Temperance Tarot card, you’re balanced and secure. If you’re single, now would be a good time to welcome healthy love. If you’re in a relationship, this card says that the solid union helps you access new parts of yourself.
The other individual in your reading, the High Priestess, likely values spirituality and creativity, maybe especially in love.
The card that joins you, the Hierophant, is a card of structured union. His appearance could mean literal marriage or that the connection is publicly recognized and long-lasting in some other way.
Five-Card Tarot Love Spread
For more information, add to the basic three-card layout by pulling one card to represent the past and one to represent the future. Place the past card below and the future card above the three original cards.
If the three-card spread raises questions, pulling two additional cards can provide clues or ideas to clarify what’s happening.
Let’s say that for the three-card reading described above, you think to yourself, “Weird. This is a person I just met! Why in the world is the Hierophant here already?” Then, the “past” card reveals the Ace of Wands, and the future card reveals the Three of Pentacles.
In this case, the Ace could be an idea you’ve had for a long time but haven’t been able to build into something more yet. The Three gives you a hint: maybe this person will be part of a collaboration that helps you bring your idea into existence.
A reading like this would clarify that you could be excellent creative partners but not necessarily romantic partners. Even in a love Tarot card reading, the cards can point you in another direction!
Ten-Card Relationship Tarot Spread
A ten-card relationship tarot spread helps you explore your relationship deeply. Here’s how to do it:
- You Right Now: This card shows your feelings and thoughts in the relationship.
- Partner Right Now: Reveals your partner’s feelings and thoughts.
- How You Connect: This card highlights the connection between you both.
- Challenges: Shows the difficulties you’re facing together.
- Strengths: Highlights the positive aspects of your relationship.
- Hopes and Desires: Reveals what you both want from the relationship.
- Future Path: Offers insights into where the relationship might be headed.
- Outside Influences: Shows external factors affecting your relationship.
- Advice: Offers guidance on how to improve the relationship.
- Outcome: Gives a glimpse of the potential outcome of the relationship.
Lay out the cards in this order and interpret each to understand your relationship.
Tarot Love Spreads for Understanding New Love
So, now you have a special someone. This person could be a crush, someone you flirt with online, or someone you’ve been on a couple of dates with. A variation on the five-card Tarot spread for new love works well to determine your compatibility.
Once you determine your compatibility, you can check some of the other Tarot spreads for new love below the compatibility Tarot spread.
Love Compatibility Tarot Spread
Pull the following five cards for a basic cross:
- Your feelings about the relationship
- Your partner’s feelings about the relationship
- Dominant characteristic of the relationship dynamic (place in the center)
- Challenges or conflicts influencing this characteristic (place below the third card)
- The potential of the relationship (place it above the third card)
In this tarot love spread, the first and second cards you pull tell you how well you and your lover align. The third card reveals a relationship tone, which might not reflect the relationship overall if something unique influences your current relationship.
As with most five-card crosses like this one, the fourth and fifth cards provide insight into the significance of the relationship dynamic. What might be causing or could cause tension? What impact might this relationship have on you?
My Future Love Spread
If you’re curious about the love that awaits you, this spread can offer insights into what lies ahead. This spread delves into your emotions, potential partner, path you might cross, challenges to overcome, heart desires, and spiritual guidance.
It’s a glimpse into the love journey that might be waiting for you.
- Current Self: Your present emotional state and openness to love.
- Future Partner: Qualities and energies your future partner might possess.
- Love Path: Insights into how you might meet your future love.
- Obstacles to Overcome: Challenges that could arise in your love journey.
- Heart’s Desires: What your heart truly seeks in a loving relationship.
- Guidance: Spiritual or intuitive guidance for finding and nurturing love.
Are We Meant To Be Together Tarot Spread
Doubts about a potential romantic connection? This spread will provide clarity. This spread examines your feelings, the other person’s emotions, compatibility, challenges you might face, and whether the relationship holds potential.
It’s a tool to gain deeper insights into the compatibility and alignment of your hearts.
- Your Feelings: Your current emotions and thoughts about the person.
- Their Feelings: The other person’s current emotions and thoughts.
- Compatibility: Insights into how well you both align emotionally and spiritually.
- Challenges: Obstacles that might need to be addressed for a harmonious connection.
- Potential: Whether the relationship has the potential for a deeper bond.
Love Tarot Spread for Crush
When a crush sparks your curiosity, this spread can illuminate the situation. Explore your emotions, the potential connection, challenges that might arise, advice for nurturing the connection, and glimpses of possible outcomes.
This spread offers guidance to help you better understand your feelings and the potential future of this crush.
- Current Energy: Your present emotions and thoughts about your crush.
- Potential Connection: Insights into the possible connection between you two.
- Challenges: Obstacles or barriers that might be present.
- Advice: Guidance on how to approach or nurture the connection.
- Outcome: A glimpse of what could unfold in your crush situation.
Tarot Love Spreads for Supporting Relationship Growth
After the discovery and honeymoon phases of love, there comes a time of deeper bonding and commitment. During this time, the Tarot can be a powerful tool for understanding relationship needs and building trust with a partner.
For these goals, check out the ideas below.
Tarot Card Pulls to Discover Needs
Using these cards to start conversations in your relationship can be very effective.
You can set aside time to pull one or more cards with a partner and use those cards as prompts for discussion. Start with the following questions:
- What do I want from a relationship?
- What do I need most right now?
- What are we doing well together?
- What’s not working so well in the relationship?
- How can we address problems in the relationship?
- What language or energy should I use to show my partner love OR address a particular concern?
- How am I contributing to unresolved tension or conflict in the relationship?
- What personal growth do I need to focus on to address relationship issues?
For each of these questions, each partner pulls one card. (You don’t need to address all these questions simultaneously; you can review them in order or pick the most relevant.)
Then, you both discuss the similarities and differences between the cards. Similarities reveal where your attitudes, values, perceptions, or opinions align. Differences reveal, well, differences!
Differences don’t always mean conflict. Instead, they can be a great jumping-off point for understanding each other better, ultimately leading to contentment.
Imagine you and your partner pulling cards to determine what you want. You pull the Six of Cups, and your partner pulls the Hermit. Oh, no! It might seem on the surface that you’re motivated by family, and your partner wants to be alone.
However, these pulls could also start a conversation about what those desires mean. Maybe you prefer a family dynamic that values independence and creativity.
And for your partner, all the Hermit means is that personal space for creative projects is important. There’s no real incompatibility here, just an opportunity to learn how you and your partner fit together.
Check-in Tarot Love Spread
Another way to use Tarot cards is by checking in with your partner periodically using a specific tarot love spread you choose and return to together.
Although you can perform relationship check-ins solo, pulling the cards with your partner helps you answer your questions for each other immediately.
The following ten-card tarot love spread uses three rows: one for you, one for your partner, and one for the relationship.
Pull three cards for the first row and lay them out in order:
- How do you view yourself
- How do you view your partner
- How do you view the relationship
Pull another three-card row for your partner. The three cards can represent the same things, only for the other person.
Finally, pull a four-card row for the relationship:
- A relationship strength
- A relationship weakness
- The relationship’s direction
- Advice for supporting the relationship
Arrange these three rows in any shape or design as long as you remember what each means.
Tarot Love Spreads for Trouble in Love
We’re not always lucky in love. For some people, love is synonymous with heartbreak. Having a few tarot tricks to address your needs in turbulent or ending relationships can help.
Relationship Decisions Tarot Spread
You’ve reached a breaking point, and the time has come to decide: Should you stay or go? A four-card tarot love spread can help you understand the best course of action.
First, pull these three cards to create a row:
- The current state of the relationship (place in the center)
- Reasons for staying
- Reasons for leaving
Then, place a final card above the center card. This card represents advice for the situation or previews the outcome.
Heartbreak Tarot Love Spread
When the going is tough, you might need a tarot spread to analyze the problem and, in some cases, prepare for an ending.
For this, I recommend a variation of a five-card spread with additional pulls for more information if necessary:
- Your responsibility
- Your partner’s responsibility
- Action you can take
- Action your partner can take
- Relationship outcome (an ending, a change, or a resolution)
Place the fifth card in the center of the spread. Cards representing you can be placed in a column on one side, and cards representing your partner can be placed on the other.
If you’re still curious about the relationship outcome, you might choose to pull clarifying cards for things like external influences and your feelings about the relationship continuing or ending.
These pulls depend on your questions after pulling the five cards listed above.
Relationship Outcome Tarot Spread
Curious about where your relationship might be headed? This Tarot spread can provide valuable insights into your romantic partnership’s dynamics, strengths, challenges, and potential future.
- Current Relationship Status: This card represents the current state of your relationship. It offers insights into the dynamics and energies between you and your partner.
- Strengths: This card highlights your relationship’s strengths and positive aspects, which contribute to its stability and growth.
- Challenges: This card reveals potential challenges or obstacles in your relationship and helps you understand what may need attention or resolution.
- Communication: Communication is crucial in any relationship. This card provides insights into how well you and your partner communicate and whether adjustments are needed.
- Future Direction: This card offers a glimpse into where your relationship might be headed based on your current path and energies.
- Advice: Guidance from the Tarot on navigating your relationship for a more positive and fulfilling outcome.
- Final Outcome: Your relationship’s ultimate result or conclusion.
To use this spread, shuffle the cards while focusing on your relationship. Then, draw and interpret each card in the designated position to gain insights into your relationship’s future direction and potential outcome.
Love Tarot Spreads for Singles
If you’re single, here’s a breakdown of two Tarot spreads. The first one is for those seeking a new relationship, while the second one is for those who want to embrace themselves.
Love Tarot Spread for Seeking Love
For those on a quest to find love, this spread can offer insights into your journey. It examines your current emotions, qualities to look for in a potential partner, avenues where love might appear, potential challenges, self-love practices, and guidance from a spiritual perspective.
It’s a compass to navigate the path toward a meaningful romantic connection.
Draw cards one by one and lay them out in the following order:
- Card 1: Your current feelings about love.
- Card 2: Qualities you should seek in a potential partner.
- Card 3: Places or avenues where you might meet someone special.
- Card 4: Challenges or obstacles to be aware of in your search.
- Card 5: Self-love practices to focus on during your journey.
- Card 6: Spiritual guidance regarding your pursuit of love.
Reflect on each card’s symbolism, images, and intuition. How do they resonate with your quest for love?
Love Tarot Spread for Embracing Independence
Celebrating your single status and embracing independence is a lovely journey. This tarot spread focuses on your feelings toward being single, opportunities for growth, adventures to pursue, nurturing your passions, and insights into how you can attract a love connection when the time is right.
It’s a spread to empower and inspire your solo journey. So, shuffle the cards while embracing your independence and the adventures it offers.
Draw cards one by one and arrange them in the following order:
- Card 1: Your current feelings about your single status and independence.
- Card 2: Opportunities for personal growth during this phase.
- Card 3: Adventures or new experiences to pursue on your own.
- Card 4: Ways to nurture your passions and interests.
- Card 5: Insights into how independence can attract the right relationship.
Contemplate the significance of each card in the context of embracing your independence. How can you maximize this phase while remaining open to a new relationship?
Tarot Love Spreads for Self-Love
To love others easily, we need to love ourselves! Self-love tarot spreads help us tap into our strengths and joys. They also bring awareness to the tools to give ourselves what we need.
Practicing Self-Love Tarot Spread
I like to start this reading by selecting an object in my life to represent who I am and what I want to manifest. For example, you might choose a precious stone, a written affirmation, or a trinket.
Place the object in the center of this spread and arrange the four cards around it in a diamond shape:
- Something about yourself that you can focus on loving
- An area of your life to treat with more kindness
- A self-limiting belief to let go of
- Energies or actions to cultivate in your practice
For the fourth card you pull in this spread, set an intention or make a plan that helps you access the energies represented by that card.
For example, if the Empress card appears, it might ask you to indulge in pleasurable activities, while the Hermit card might encourage a deeper study of your interest.
Daily Tarot Ritual
A simple way to practice self-love is to draw one card every day. This card grounds you in positive energy or directs your attention to a specific part of yourself that needs love.
To reflect on your practice, consider keeping a journal of your cards. What responses do you have to the various cards? What patterns do you notice?
How To Do a Tarot Spread for Love?
First, choose a quiet, peaceful space. Shuffle the cards while focusing on your question about love. When ready, draw cards and lay them in a pattern. Each card tells a story about your love journey.
So, let your intuition guide you and reflect on the cards’ meanings, their images, and your feelings.
The Tarot acts as a mirror for your emotions and thoughts, helping you gain insights into your romance. Remember, it’s about connecting with your inner wisdom and the spiritual realm to find guidance and clarity in your love life.
What is the Potential Love Spread in Tarot?
The Potential Love Spread reveals the possibilities within your romantic life. It’s a layout of cards that unveils the paths your love journey might take. In Love readings, the cards represent aspects of your love story, like feelings, challenges, and outcomes.
As you interpret the cards, you tap into the spiritual energy guiding you. This Tarot card spread doesn’t predict specifics but can shed light on possible outcomes.
Remember, your actions and choices influence the potential outcomes. Trust your intuition to grasp the messages and use them to make mindful decisions along your love path.
What is the Most Positive Love Tarot Card?
The most positive love Tarot card is The Star. It symbolizes hope, inspiration, and a connection to the divine. When this card appears in a love reading, it signifies healing, renewal, and a sense of spiritual guidance in romance.
The Star card brings positivity, reminding you of your heart’s desires. Trust the Universe’s plan and stay open to the blessings of love.
This card encourages you to embrace the spiritual essence of love and let it guide you to brighter and happier connections.
How Many Tarot Cards Should I Pull for a Love Reading?
For a love reading, pulling three to five cards is ideal. A smaller spread allows you to focus deeply on the energies surrounding your romantic life. Each card reveals different aspects—like your feelings, challenges, and potential outcomes. More cards can lead to complexity, making it harder to interpret.
By selecting a few cards, you create a clear and meaningful story that’s easier to understand. Remember, the spiritual energy flows through each card, providing insights into your heart’s journey.
Can Tarot Cards Tell You About Your Love Life?
Yes, these cards can offer insights into your romance. They serve as a spiritual tool that connects you to your subconscious thoughts and feelings. When you ask questions about your romantic life, the cards reflect your emotions and energies. However, remember that Tarot doesn’t predict a fixed future.
Instead, it provides guidance and suggestions based on your current path. Use Tarot readings to understand your emotions, uncover patterns, and gain a broader perspective on your love journey. Your intuition is the bridge between the cards and your heart’s wisdom.
What to Ask Tarot About Love?
When asking Tarot about love, focus on open-ended questions that encourage insights. For instance, you could ask, “What energies surround my love life?” or “What do I need to understand about my current relationship?” Avoid yes/no questions; inquire about feelings, challenges, and growth.
Ask about ways to enhance self-love, attract healthy connections, or overcome obstacles. Remember, Tarot is a spiritual guide, so frame questions that help you gain a deeper understanding and offer pathways for personal and emotional growth.
What Does the Love Tarot Mean?
The Love Tarot is a tool that explores matters of the heart. It’s a way to connect with your subconscious emotions, desires, and challenges. Love Tarot cards encompass a range of meanings, representing various facets of love, relationships, and personal growth.
When you get these cards in Tarot readings, they provide insights into your current emotional landscape, connections with others, and the energies that influence your romantic situation.
By interpreting the symbols and messages, you better understand your heart’s journey and the spiritual forces guiding you.
What is Love Crossing in Tarot?
In Tarot readings, the Love Crossing refers to the card that crosses the significator card in a spread. The significator represents you or the person the reading is for, while the Love Crossing card adds another layer of meaning. It can symbolize challenges, influences, or energies affecting your love life.
This card provides insights into what you might need to overcome or embrace on your love journey. The Love Crossing enriches the reading by offering a deeper perspective on the dynamics and spiritual forces surrounding your romantic experiences.
What is the Lovers’ Advice in Tarot Love?
The Lovers Advice in Tarot readings often represent guidance on important choices. This card suggests that seeking harmony and balance is essential. It advises aligning your heart’s desires with your higher self and spiritual values.
The Lovers card encourages you to make decisions from a place of love and understanding. It also signifies the importance of self-love and inner unity.
When facing challenges in your love life, the Lovers card advises embracing your emotional and spiritual needs, fostering healthy connections, and nurturing your growth.
Love Tarot Reading: Conclusion
How does your soul feel now that you’ve practiced some of these love tarot spreads? Has it come out of its hiding place? Do you see yourself more clearly? Are you nourished?
Tell us about your Tarot readings and how they’ve impacted you!