Easy Three Card Tarot Spreads

by Brigit on May 25, 2010 in Tarot Spreads

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Three-card Tarot spreads are great if you need a quick answer to  an uncomplicated question, or are learning to read the Tarot cards and want to practice with a number of fast Tarot spreads and readings. Even for the seasoned Tarot reader, a three-card Tarot reading can help you get back to basics and serve as a reminder that even the most complex situations can have simple answers.

In the following post, I provide you with a number of easy three-card Tarot spreads to get you started. Feel free to mix and match between the suggestions below to create your own three card Tarot spreads. You might even have a few favourites of your own! I’d love to hear more about them, so please leave me a comment.

Understanding a Situation

Past / Present / Future

What will help you / What will hinder you / What is your unrealised potential

The nature of your problem / The cause / The solution

Current situation / Obstacle / Advice

Situation / Action / Outcome

Context of the situation / Where you need to focus / Outcome

What I think about the situation / What I feel / What I do

Where you stand now / What you aspire to / How to get there

What you aspire to / What is standing in your way / How you can overcome this

What you can change / What you can’t change / What you may not be aware of

What worked well / What didn’t work well / Key learnings

Understanding Relationships

You / The other person / The relationship

What you want from the relationship / What they want from the relationship / Where the relationship is heading

What brings you together / What pulls you apart / What needs your attention

Making Choices and Decisions

Strengths / Weaknesses / Advice

Opportunities / Challenges / Outcome

Option 1 / Option 2 / Option 3

Option 1 / Option 2 / What you need to know to make a decision

The solution / An alternative solution / How to choose

Understanding Yourself

Mind / Body / Spirit

Your conscious mind / Your sub-conscious mind / Your super-conscious mind

Material state / Emotional state / Spiritual state

You / Your current path / Your potential

Stop / Start / Continue

What the Universe wants you to be / The personal qualities required / Specific action required

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Emma November 24, 2015 at 5:15 am

Oh sorry, i just went back and found my name, my apologies. However, there’s no comments or help in understand what the cards meant by the time i thought my quest and drew out the card…thanks

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Brigit November 27, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Emma, I’m happy to help with a specific card, but I’m sorry that I can’t provide personalised interpretations of complete readings.

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Melanie January 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

I’m soo glad you spoke of not reading your own cards when high emotion or your mind is running wild. Got an exact reading of my thoughts and fears

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Camille January 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

Hello…can these spreads be used for commercial purposes…giving readings for pay and creating new spreads? I do Angel Card Readings. Thank you :)

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Brigit January 18, 2016 at 7:53 pm

Yes – I don’t mind you using these spreads for your professional Tarot readings.

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Louise January 28, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Hi Brigit,

Many thanks for this article, it’s very helpful.

With regards to the three card approach can you advise on how to structure the questions for examples such as ‘Should I do X?’ And ‘Should we do Z’?

Hope that makes sense!

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Louise January 28, 2016 at 8:53 pm

Oh my apologies I just read your ‘What Not to Ask the Tarot!’ Ok will rethink my questions!

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Marina Rivera February 1, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Thanks for the article, I found it very helpful

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Louise Havell February 6, 2016 at 1:26 am

Hi Brigit,

Are you able to advise? I asked the tarot what would be the pros, cons & general outcome of my partner & I buying a new boat (a bigger boat then we currently live on). I received The Devil, Knight of Swords, The Wheel of Fortune & The Hermit.

Does this sound rather ominous? Your thoughts much appreciated!

Best wishes,

Louise

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Brigit February 9, 2016 at 10:51 am

I’m sorry but I don’t provide interpretations of full Tarot readings here as it takes a significant investment of time and energy to do it justice. If you want to learn to read the Tarot cards, I highly recommend my online course, Read Tarot with Confidence at http://www.biddytarot.com/tf2

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