How To Use Tarot
Tarot is a form of divination in which the querent uses playing cards with pictures on them to predict their future. The pack of 78 cards are divided into 5 suits of Swords, Cups, Rods/Wands, and Disks/Pentacles. Each of these suits are composed of 10 numbered cards and 4 royal suits (Page, Knight, Queen, and King). They are further divided into elements: The Swords are associated with the element of air and communication; Cups symbolize water and emotion; Rods/Wands represent fire and action; Disks/Pentacles represent materialism and money. Beyond that there are 22 Major Arcana that are the trumps of the tarot because they have more power than the others. These cards represent the impactful and important things happening in our lives, according to the tarot.
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Tarot Reading for Love and Relationships
When it comes to finding answers about relationships and love, Tarot is a wonderful place to get the comprehension of a situation that you need. It can help you understand your feelings, as well as how much your partner or crush is invested in the relationship. Tarot can help you come to the truth of all romantic matters. Whether you are single or currently in a relationship, tarot cards help you gain insight and clarity into your current love situation. You can use these cards for simple yes or no questions regarding your partner or future love, as well as, allow you to go into detail about their feelings towards you. We have compiled a list and types of spreads to help you get to the heart of the matter.
Keeping a Checklist for a Love and Tarot Reading
Before you begin, it’s important to keep a journal to note the cards that you pull. This will be your go-to to see how the relationship evolved and to unBefore you begin, it’s important to keep a journal to note the cards that you pull. This will be your go-to to see how the relationship evolved and to understand patterns that the tarot is picking up on. Also, make sure you center yourself before beginning to pull cards. Don’t let your anxieties get in the way of the reading. Proceed with a clear head. You can clear you cards, your space, and your energy by using sage, cleansing crystals, salt, or relaxing music to prepare yourself for your love reading. The more specific the questions, the clearer the answers will be. It’s important to get to the bottom of your personal motivations for seeking love and the true feelings of the person in question. Be open to the answers and don’t continue to pull more cards just because you don’t like the messages you’re getting. This will only muddle the reading and confuse you. It’s always better to know the truth about your potential connection with a person than to force a partnership that isn’t going to serve you.
Here are some Tarot card spreads that can help you gain answers from the Universe about love:
General Love Spread
This is a Three Card Love Spread to see the Past, Present, and Future of a Relationship.
- Card 1: The feeling they have for you at the moment.
- Card 2: What’s going on in your own energy and how it’s influencing the situation. Things you can adjust.
- Card 3: How the love between you will evolve and the direction it will go in.
Catch A New Crush
- Card 1: The Goal. What is the type of relationship that you want to bring into your life? Sometimes when everything is wide open, it can be harder to narrow it down and pick a specific quality to focus on.
- Card 2 : Description. Let me know what they look like. Are they tall? Do they have dark hair?
- Card 3: What do I need to be mindful of that needs more attention or assistance in order to achieve the relationship I want?
- Card 4: Assistance. Where can I meet this person? Maybe it is as simple as amplifying your own intuition. Let someone help you on your path!
- Card 5: Advice. What is the final message I need to hear to tie everything together and move forward?
This spread is In a circle shape
- Card 1: Past friendships to keep in mind
- Card 2: Current situation/friendship (positive aspects )
- Card 3: Current situation/friendship (negative aspects)
- Card 4: Strengthening/positive changes, growth opportunities
- Card 5: Anything causing stress/anxiety/unhappiness
- Card 6: Desired outcome of the friendship
- Card 7: Advice in carrying this friendship
- Card 8: What you will bring to the friendship
- Card 9: What they will bring to
- Card 10: Outcome
At this point, say you have already gotten the love you want, but want to spruce things up. This relationship spread would help you figure out what you need to do. It is what tarot readers call a mini-cross and is modeled after the Celtic Cross. The positions are 1 and 2 in the middle, 1 is vertical and 2 crosses over 1 horizontally, 3 is placed to the left and 4 goes to the right. Here is what the positions mean:
- How they feel about the relationship
- What you need to improve upon in the interim
- How you feel about the relationship
- What to do to make things better or evolve together
This is a seven card spread. For each question, you’ll pull a card to get clarity on the matter.
- How do I feel now?
- How do they feel?
- How do I offer grace and healing for myself and others?
- Where do I seek beauty, and how can I incorporate this source into my everyday life?
- How can I create more understanding in my relationship?
- What am I avoiding in my relationships?
- What does the future hold?
Healing A Broken Heart Spread
Additionally, once you pull a card, place it in the middle or second position of the three card lineup. This card shows you the best ways to move on. Consequently, you want to choose a clarifier for each card to get more information. You should pull the healing card last. It’s the third card that’s in the lineup. Underneath it, place a clarifying card. Before you look at the clarifier, which articulates the meaning of the healing card, look at the imagery and illustrations to interpret the meaning of the spread. Angel and Oracle cards make a great addition to the tarot. They are excellent clarification cards, especially when it comes to matters of healing. Love and relationships are deeply personal and it’s not always easy to receive bad news regarding a current or potential partner. It’s your reading, so use as many card decks as possible, crystals, incense, etc. to personalize the experience and draw you closer to your balanced center. A tarot reading coming from a good place leads to clear, straightforward answers.
Are They The One?
Find The Lovers tarot card and put it down. This will be the “guiding card” and it will remain at the top of your spread. The Lovers card is the soulmate card, so it’s good to have the overall energy of this card influencing your questions and the remaining cards you pull in order to get clear answers regarding long term partner potential. Specifically, for this spread, it’s best to shuffle the cards and close your eyes while focusing on the question. Split the deck in half and then pull two cards from the top of each pile. The defining answer will be on the bottom of whichever pile you are pulling from and drawn to. Don’t judge the outcome based on the amount of reversals you get. Eventually, you will understand the meaning behind each card to determine your answer.
How Do They Feel About Me?
Surely, there comes a time, and every tarot reading in which the client or person who’s getting the reading wants to know how their crush/significant other feels about them. Generally, you can always pull three cards and compute their meanings all together. However, the more efficient way of finding out the answer to the real mystery is to shuffle the cards and to keep pulling out cards until you reach a court card. The first court card that you see and pick is the way they feel about you. For instance, if you choose the Queen of Swords then they see you as a strong no nonsense person. On the other hand, if you get the Knight of Wands, then it’s a friends with benefits non-committal vibe.
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How do you do a love reading spread?
There are a variety of love, soulmate, twin flame, and romance spreads you can use to gain more clarity on a current relationship or future potential partner. We have provided some specific love spreads above, but you are free to create your own spread that is based on your unique situation.
How many cards do you pull for a love reading?
You can pull only one card or up to twenty if you want. It is recommended you do not do large spreads in the beginning, especially if you are new to tarot. This could lead to unnecessary confusion. Pulling one card for yes or no questions are fast and easy. You could also do simple 6-8 card spreads that cover commonly asked love questions.
How to use tarot cards for love?
You can use tarot card for love by using a specially designed love spread, that cater to matters of the heart. These spreads answer questions relating to your current or future partner, their feelings toward you, and the outcome of the relationship.
What should I ask in a love tarot reading?
What you ask is completely up to you and between you and your cards, but there are some commonly asked love questions that can help you get clarity. For example, you could ask, “How do they feel about me?”, “Will I meet my soulmate this year?”, “What are the blocks stopping me from receiving love?”