Easy Three Card Tarot Spreads

by Brigit on May 25, 2010 in Tarot Spreads,Uncategorized

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

{ 177 comments… read them below or add one }

Biljana May 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm

All praise for the site, I am a beginner in tarot I did one with five tabs open, I’d share it with you and any help is appreciated.
8 cups, present
9 staff, past influences
5 stick Future
6 cup, cause issues
3 Pentecost, the potential
The question is how can I improve my marriage?
Since there are no swords, I think lack of communication, nine sticks to me indicates that in the past there has been some trauma, defending their position setting of boundaries for fear of re-injury, because at present I feel a bit emotionally exhausted, lonely and not happy with their emotional life . 5 sticks I would say that makes the inner struggle and conflict before the conflict with someone because of missing mačevi.6 cup as a reason for issues indicating the harmony in the family and fond memories that I would like to povratim.3 Pentax potential in a group situation, together we have overcome the problems, we need self-control to deal with situacijom.Molila I to you give me if I am on the right way to understand the tarot and sure that my interpretation makes sense. Greetings to all the wonderful people on the site.


Nancy June 12, 2013 at 5:20 am

I am new to learning tarot cards and did a three card spread for myself
Asking , where I am, where I want to be, and where I will be I drew
Position 1- the star
Position 2- the high priestess
Position 3- page of wands
Does anyone have any comments , would like more understanding


Marcie June 12, 2013 at 6:12 am

Hi Nancy,
I am new to the tarot and doing a lot of self-study. I know that the High Priestess is about intuition and and trusting intuition, almost, in my opinion, believing it in to guide you to your right path. Is where you want to be more trusting of yourself and your gifts as well as having the faith to believe in your own powers of intuition to guide you?


Nancy June 12, 2013 at 6:40 am

Thank you Marcie

I was thinking the same thing in that position , the star card in the first position made me feel like I have the hope and wishes to get better, the second card I thought same as you , but the page of wands I’m taking two different was , either I’m going to be like a kid in a candy store with discovering , or someone or something will help guide me !


Marcie June 12, 2013 at 7:03 am

I think you are right about being the kid in the candy store! Pages are constantly working to to be the master. If you think of the RWS tarot, Page of Wands is the young King of Wands. Wands are action and he is working to master, the masculine powers of the Wands. Does that make sense? He has to learn by doing, so I think you will have to do the same, but I also think that there will be guides along the way to help you, and you will also guide others and teach them what you know. I am always trying to make connections to help me understand the tarot better?:-D What do you think?


Nancy June 12, 2013 at 7:14 am


I think u are right on , I have dabbled in the tarot for quite along time all on my own , I’ve just sign up for the 31 days to tarot and think now is my time to really put my understanding to use , I want to thank you for your input , and you definitely should continue on your path too , look forward to talking to you again.. You were so right on me following my intuition

Thank you

Rich June 18, 2014 at 5:36 am

Tarot are built off the occult concept of the macro and microcosm in relationship to the Tree of Life. Though some interpretation is essential, it is important to understand that there are underlying themes that are expressed in each card that are not subject to interpretation nor intuition. Also, pay very close attention if the card in the spread is reversed. This can have profound impacts on the meaning of the card. Be very aware of your question when shuffling and cutting the deck. A cluttered and unfocused mind will result in overall vagueness in your readings!

I would suggest starting a running journal of your sessions. Just like any occult practice, it is imperative to watch the underlying progression of your readings. Much like an algorithm, you will see the currents of the cosmos wax and wane!

Here are some interpretations:

The Star: This card is a definite good omen. You are probably already inclined to be thinking positively; this is a time to do so specifically. What are the changes that you would like to make or see in your life? Make a list. You can accomplish nearly anything that you set out to do now. Think big.

The High Priestess: This is a time to rely on your intuition and your inner knowledge, rather than your conscious mind or intellect. Pay attention to your dreams. Synchronicities are likely now. When the High Priestess appears in a man’s reading, she also often represents a woman that he will want badly; but whom he may not be able to get.

Page of Wands: In general, this card indicates that things that you started some time ago are starting to come to fruition. It can also show a need for new things – new adventures, new approaches, and new ideas. The Page brings us positive energy. We must supply the follow-through, however

Hope this helps, the Tarot are a exciting way to touch upon the occult mysteries!


drew May 21, 2015 at 3:42 am

The cards are telling you to think before you do a reading. Not that you werent, i mean no disrespect. All im trying to say is you didnt exactly want to know anything you just wanted to see if they would tell you your future.


Denise May 21, 2015 at 4:31 am

Thanks. I thought i did my best to concentrate. I did want to knw if we’d get back. Thts what i asked. Just not sure wht the fool means to my question.


Marcie June 12, 2013 at 7:48 am

Nancy, you are welcome and I think you will do well and I look forward to seeing you as a professional reader some day:-D


Nancy June 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Wow Marcie thanks for the confidence boast , your the best , maybe I should of started relating my dream long ago, and I hope you follow your path , I’m sure we will talk again, I’m here if you ever need my incite ,, thanks again you really helped me



Kris June 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

I am also new to tarot card reading and I did a 3 card spread for myself, asking myself a very similar question to the one above.
Where I am/where I want to go/where will I go
Card 1- 3 of pentacles
Card 2- Queen of Wands
Card 3- Queen of swords

Would be grateful to any interpretation to integrate into my own personal interpretations.


Marcie June 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

The 3 of Pentacles is about working hard to master a craft. Are you going to school or do you have a hobby or project you are working on to perfect? That might explain your circumstances in the present, you are working hard to perfect a skill. From my own studies about the Queen of Swords, she is a clear thinker,straight forward, and she is focused on a goal, and does what it takes to achieve that goal. Am I close? Does this make sense? I’m just a beginner, but I hope this helps you in some way.


Nancy June 18, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Hi kris I agree with Marcie the three of pentacles is you studing to learn the tarot , with the queen of wands my first impression was you being inspired and attracted to wanting to look to the tarot for greater meaning in your life threw the tarot , and I agree with Marcie on the queen of swords, does that make sense , hope this helps


kris June 19, 2013 at 9:14 am

Nancy & Marcie
Both of your insight is very appreciated, thank you!

All of this is such strong synchronicity because I am actually am a fine artist, who recently has been accepted into an art school in Nashville, TN.
I have always had strong inner drive and dedication to my passion for the arts & creating art and it has always been a bucket list level goal to achieve a BFA, and to push myself to become a better artist and find my own artistic voice.
So all three of these cards speak to me.
I have just been dealing with somewhat of a fork in the road and a streak of indecisiveness (Pisces sun & moon sign :-/ ) and I feel like I have to make a choice.
To continue in the relationship I’m in and maybe take a different approach to achieving my goal of having a degree in art & getting better through a university, or going to a very artistic city & school and feeding my entire passion whole heatedly but suffering the pains of loss of love.
Dare to Live? or Dare to love?

I really appreciate both of your insights, and it’s actually quite shocking the level these 3 cards speak to me considering I am an artist to the core of my soul.


Nancy June 19, 2013 at 11:22 am

Hi kris

I think Marcie is right , I was assuming you were asking about learning the tarot like myself so I apolize for my misunderstanding of the question ,



Marcie June 19, 2013 at 11:38 am

Nancy, I think we were both right:-D Learning tarot or art, the same thing, it is learning a skill and becoming a master of the craft!

Kris, I have found that if your live unconditionally, you will love unconditionally. Frida Khalo comes to mind. She lived life to its fullest and she loved to the fullest! I think you should go for your goal with all of your heart! NOW is the time:-D


Nancy June 19, 2013 at 11:55 am

Marcie, thanks for the vote if confidence and once again I think your right , both are a craft and artistic , and kris is full of drive and enthusiasm , and will go along way , very driven , thanks again Marcie


Alexis June 22, 2013 at 9:05 am

Greetings. What season is represented by the Ace of Wands? In some sites I see it’s Summer, in others Spring. Would you give me your insight on this matter? I’m doing a time frame reading and I keep getting Ace of Wands and it may be summer.

Much obliged.


Nancy June 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Hi Alex,

I have always been taught that the Ace of Wands represented Summer. Hope that helps

Blessed Be, Nancy


Brigit June 25, 2013 at 7:56 am

It can differ so it is best to experiment with what feels right for you. Wands are often sprouting, so they can be associated with Spring (new blooms). Alternatively, the high energy associated with this suit can also link to the high energy felt during Summer.


Alexis June 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

Thank you both, Nancy and Brigit.
I will go for Summer. It’s right now. And I keep getting it for a major change in my life.
Summer will be and amen to that.

Be happy.


Le Baron May 7, 2014 at 4:42 am


Since the Ace is the number 1, it represents a NEW beginning of a cycle. And SPRING represents the NEW beginning of nature life cycle. I go for SPRING and not for SUMMER since SUMMER is the completion of nature’s life cycle (its peak). Fall announces the return to dust and WINTER is the end. so I like to reffer to the spring and ofcourse this is all my interpertation of the cards! :) i hope it will help you among the many advices you got.
Le Baron


Shela August 10, 2013 at 4:36 pm

I just started learning card reading when my friend introduce it to me 2 months ago
I was doing the Current situation / Obstacle / Advice
current situation- queen of cups
obstacle- knight of cups
advice- knight of swords


Dee August 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm


to me this would mean that currently you are thinking about you and a partner or guy you like basically you have your love life at the forefront of your mind, and the knight would be the guy and the knight of swords is either another guy or the same guy but represents his personality


Deborah September 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I have difficulty with timelines when reading the cards. The individual who does my readings said she thought she had “it down” and realizes that she doesn’t either and is hesitant to give time frames. While I am somewhat of a novice, my friend has been on a spiritual path for decades and is highly respected in the area I live in, yet she struggles in this area as well….any thoughts or advise?


Brigit September 5, 2013 at 7:28 pm

I’m not great with timelines either. I don’t think this is necessarily about competence though. Specific times are near impossible to predict because we all have free will and can change when something will occur. “The future is set in sand.”


Lucien January 7, 2014 at 5:54 am

Hi Deborah and Brigit
Yes it is true that we have free will and the future is really not set in stone really if you want to go deep the future is happening right now there is no such of thing as past or future .However what I found out in tarot when using the court card you can determine when and the season and the day of the week or the day by using astrology and the Modalities its very need ,its not simple but fascinating make tarot so much more fun and interesting and magickal
Thank you for your post on the 3 cards its very need
Best wishes
~~ Namaste~~~


Hema September 7, 2013 at 6:45 pm

I am a beginner to the Tarot reading and what i have learnt and practice is the Celtic and Yes/No spread. You bet, it is way too complex to read the cards with so many cards with differnt meanings. This site has been very useful to connect with the like individuals.

Can someone on this forum help me on the process to follow while reading the 3 card spread?


helen September 8, 2013 at 9:58 pm

hi please have loads of 3 spreads examples so we can learn from them thanks.
can you tell me what page of penticles mean for tarot of the day thanks.


Wendy October 15, 2013 at 9:27 am

I used the 3 card spread but this is the first time I’m reading cards can someone help with the answer? These were the cards from left to right:
3 of wands
The star
Knight of wands


Fay December 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Could someone help me to translate a 3 card spread.
1) knight of swords
2) page of swords
3) 10 of swords

Thank you


isabella December 19, 2013 at 9:52 am

Hi everyone,

How should I interpret a three card spread if a positive card in the present situation does not match how I feel in the present?does that mean that the situation is better than the way I see it? I read most of the blog to find an answer. Below are details:

I read for myself with a three card (past/present/future) spread. My question was about a love interest. I feel like lately I am more interested and invested than he is and I asked what I need to do so that we are closer and we spend more time together.

Past: Six of coins: I interpreted this as one person having more power than the other one, in other words one of them has more needs. This is how I have been feeling.

Present:Ten of coins: It is about wealth, and well-established relationship. This is not how I feel.

Future: judgement: This makes sense, somehow the balance will be established so either I will start giving less or he will start giving more.

Thank you so much!


Brigit December 19, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I also see the Ten of Coins as a sign of accumulation and next to the other cards, it may be a sign that your partner is getting his way, and you are not. All the coins are going to him and not you! The Judgement card may be a sign to re-evaluate the relationship if it’s not what you want.


Asad January 6, 2014 at 7:29 pm

Really helpful spreads! I find these to be so much easier and more intuitive than the Celtic Cross. Thank you!


alexis January 8, 2014 at 7:42 am

I did the you/the other person/the relationship spread. In the you position I got the ace of cups. In the other person position was the justice card. And in the relationship I got the ace of swords reversed. I did this reading to try and clarify where I stood witn someone who I developed feelings for but we got into a fight. I feel like he was wrong for the way he handled things. Im new to tarot so can anyone help me with what my spread is saying?


Lucien January 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

Hi Alexis
Sorry to ear you got into a fight
Lets look at your reading. Well the card do not lie Ace of cups represent a deep emotional connections that often reflect the more spiritual components of true love. A new beginning, and also it is a sign that you are emotionally ready to experience love ,Ace of Cups is one of my favorite card .
So when you draw the Justice for the other person that could be why now you are saying its not fair or he is wrong but you know Justice is really about seeing the true , and no mater what ,justice will be serve and in order to see that it will take a lot of work for the two of you and as far as the Ace of swords reversed goes well you need to find a balance in your relationship. Make sure you observe your own behaviors. Because the swords deal with the mind I would suggest that it may be a good ideal to experience things from your heart. It’s important to find a balance between your mind and heart. Try not to let your disagreements go unchecked and never forget things happen for you not to you .
Best wishes Alexis I hope that help and give you hope and piece of mind and bring you comfort in your heart space .


Tiffany January 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Hi!! Let me just start off by saying thank you for this super informative website. This site has helped me learn so much about tarot since I was given my deck two weeks ago.
I tried out the current situation/obstacle/advice spread to try and get some clarification on my life. I got 6 of wands/the moon reversed/8 of wands reversed. So pretty much I had to take a semester off from school because of money issues and have been trying to find a way to go back ever since. I’ve been searching for jobs and alternate ways to pay but no luck. My friends have been trying to convince me to move to LA and pursue acting haha. I chose to use this time off to try and become a better person. Any idea of how the spread relates to my situation?


Lucien January 9, 2014 at 2:32 am

Hi Tiffany
Very interesting spread there is a lot of energies here but nothing is happening you got no Pentacle so it is a tough situation I see the 6 of wand as in your current situation that it is the time to continue working towards your goals as the outcome will prove to be victorious. Everything is working in your favor. However the Moon reversed in your obstacle , invite you to come back into the light. because you are experiencing difficulties with your emotions. It may be a good time to rely on your spiritual connection, you will see that new perspectives and clarity will emerge. Do not make any major decisions right now. It would be best to wait until you see the truth of the situation.And as far as it goes with the advice with your 8 of wand reversed you see your getting the energy but nothing to make it happen with so I would suggest and the Moon card suggest that also not a good time to act before you think .
And it is probably a good ideal to take the space to adequately review the directions you are taking. definitely not a good time for traveling .
And the last but not least you may want to ask yourself this question .What do you feel the urge to move onto so quickly ?
I hope this will help you but you know we have all the answer inside of us if only we would take the time to quiet ourselves and find that only space of the moment were the power is
Best wishes Tiffany in your new endeavor and your spiritual path.


tiffany January 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

Thank you for your insight Lucien! The only thing I’m confused out is why is there so much energy but nothing happening. Does this mean I’m moving in the wrong direction but I feel like I wouldn’t of drawn the 6 of wands if that were so. Moving back home from the university has been hard but a learning experience. Am I wasting my time trying to return to this university? Or is the moon reversed saying I need to do some soul searching/emotional fixing to do before I return? I’m starting to think this is all just an issue of perfect timing….


Lucien January 10, 2014 at 3:18 am

Hi Tiffany
Thank you for your reply .Yes soul searching is always a good ideal . when you get reversed card in a reading that means you need to pay attention to that aspect of your life and the Moon is a major Arcana card so the Universe is knocking on your door loud and clear , and depending on your age and were your planet sit on your chart in astrology this can go very deep if you go searching, and that’s when the fun begin .
Life is not all that serious is what we make of it that make it so ! Right ? Life is kind! it may be that sometime it is what we think of life that make it unkind …
I love a quote by Byron Katie.. But when you think you’re supposed to do something with it and imagine that you’re the doer, that’s pure delusion. Just follow your passion. Do what you love. Inquire, and have a happy life while you’re doing it.
~ Byron Katie Quotes from Loving What Is
If you are still confuse Just keep coming home to yourself. You are the one you’ve been waiting for.
Thank you for listening


tiffany January 10, 2014 at 4:05 am

Ahh very intetesting seeing as how I’m a cancer and the moon is my ruling planet. And I am 21 which is an age where I feel like I’m constantly changing. Thank you so much for your insight, you have a beautiful way in which you view life.

Mert January 18, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Hi I did a 3 card spread for myself. Asking about a possible relationship with a guy I really like. Can someone tell me how they see it please! Cards were 8 Wands reversed, Ace cups reversed & 9 cups. Thanks Mert


Lucien January 19, 2014 at 12:30 am

Hi Mert
Thank you for asking you didn’t said which spread you pick so let said we use You, The other person ,and the relationship okay .
It look very good you got cups in your spread and you know cups its about love :-)
The 8 of wands reversed its you it sound like you really want to be with that guy .You may be overwhelmed by desired . on the second position him the ace of cups reversed I know it is reversed but what I see that, his got a heart that is open and ready for love .And for the third position you can’t ask for better than that the 9 of cups The relationship well Be very grateful for the love you have been given go for it you got it .
So overall I would said love is in the air .
I hope that will give you so hope injoy !!
Best wishes on your new love
Much blessing


Mert January 19, 2014 at 6:23 pm

Lucien. Thanks for your response. I asked the cards was I going to have a relationship with the guy I like. I’m very keen and he says likes me but is too busy at the moment and he has been deeply hurt before and hasn’t quite got over it!! I also have been betrayed in a relationship but have moved on… He has a lot of respect for my parents & brother & is scared if he hurts me that they will loose respect for him. I have assured him that won’t happen, but he’s still hesitant!! I did spend New Years Eve with him which was amazing but nothing since then. I’m not sure wheather to pursue or give up and are looking for some clarity. Hope you can help thanks. Mert


Lucien January 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Hi Mert
Thank you for your reply
If you really love him and he really love you it will happen no matter what !!
I can tell one one thing you cannot convince him, he as to make is own decision. There is one thing I learn in all my relationship and i had a few LOL the first thing you need to do is to love yourself by that I mean really love yourself by being in the moment .Love everything. ( Not to easy but its possible ) There a favorite quote I love to share by Byron Kathie ( theWork .com )
Nothing comes ahead of its time, and nothing has ever happened that didn’t need to happen.”
― Byron Katie
But you know Life is very simple. Everything always happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it… it’s just easier if you do.” You have all the answer inside of you and that is when you stop and take that moment i was talking about before ,that is when clarity come in ….
Best wishes hope it help if you have any more questions feel free to ask its my pleasure to help .


Gato January 30, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Hi I did a 3 card spread for myself. Asking about job, career. Can someone tell me how they see it please.
Card 1 : Page of wands
Card 2 : The Fool
Card 3: The Sun


Lucien January 31, 2014 at 2:51 am

Hi Gato
This is a very beautiful and powerful spread . I see the page of wands as a new beginning and you could be receiving a message and your carer could lead into travel or Spirituality and it could bring a lot of passion . Now with the fool well you need to take a leap of faith and again new beginning but there’s more than just change here, there is renewal, movement, and the energy of a fresh start. And as the Sun Wow !!! this is the card of intellect and youthful energy.You have to let yourself shine .The Sun promises you Glory, triumph, simple pleasures and truths.And for the most part, however, this card echoes the song: “Here comes the Sun….” and absolutely everything is going to be all right.
Overall you got a lot of fire in your spread and the fool is and air sign and add a good fuel to your passion .
I hope this help .
Best wishes on your new endeavor


Gato February 1, 2014 at 3:55 am

Lucien. Thanks for your resply. I’m worry. I’m freelancer and really want have a good job.


Hopeful March 1, 2014 at 8:08 am

Hi, any and all advice will be appreciated. Money (lack of), a job and career direction were most heavily on my mind when I drew these:
Four of Wands – past
Ace of Wands – present
The Devil – future
Can someone help? Thanks!


Lucien March 3, 2014 at 10:41 am

Hi Hopeful
In the past with the 4 wands you had the abundance and success that life had to offer ,now in this present moment with the ace of wands its a new beginning a job is presented to you time for new venture. The future with the devil …. I always see that card as laughter …. don’t take life to seriously it will be good!!! like the song goes don’t worry be Happy !!! :-) :-)
I hope that help
best wishes


harry potter March 26, 2014 at 8:38 pm

Can someone help me interpret this as far as current feelings between two people?

me: temperance (reversed)
them: 3 of swords
outcome: lovers


Lucien March 27, 2014 at 4:42 am

Hi Harry Potter
When I do reading like this I like to know what Sun sign the client is and the more info the better but lets look at your question you mention feeling between 2 persons
In this 3 card spread the position are call Me , Them and outcome I use the Raider Waite Tarot deck
So the first card you pick the Temperance reversed for the me
At this present moment Temperance reversed your not keeping a balance between your emotion and your stability you may not be able to handle what is happening because of a lack of misunderstanding . When you get a reversed card it is a challenge to alarm you so you can change and realize that I do not have much to go by so I telling you the way it is .
As far as it goes with them they are the 3 of swords is a beautiful card when you look beyond the picture I see in there that the mind find rest in the heart so what ever it is projected at them the heart is the healer because here the swords deal with the mind it is not physical .The heart heal .
Then the outcome The lovers . This card represents the act of choice. Life is dedicated to loving selflessly with service for uplifting and blessing all. Follow your heart as it will lead you to the path that will bring transformation and happiness.
This card show that you have a choice to make and you have two paths to
choose from. There is an inner marriage of the male and female polarity, a true spiritual union And also to rap it up it can also represent a marriage. :-)
So overall its a beautiful spread the outcome is very promising :-)
Let me know what you think your comment are very much appreciated feel free to ask a question …
love and light upon your path
Lucien Wolf Heart


harry potter March 27, 2014 at 1:33 pm

You made some good points on the temperance card, I didn’t really view it that way, but it makes more alot more sense to me, but I thought the 4 of swords delt with heartbreak and betrayal which I know is true for the other person, I just have no idea how the lovers ties in with the first two cards because I don’t really view them as positive cards.

ps my sun sign is capricorn :)


Lucien March 28, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Hi Harry
Thank you for your reply yes the 3 of swords is a storm of tear but only in is downside if the card is reverse but upright the heart is strong as the need do not forget the swords is about the mind nothing physical and on this spread you got one fire card with 2 air card the lover are rule by Gemini which is air .
Its funny you said that you don’t like the 3 of swords and the lover card but I be more concern with the temperance card because it was reverse so there is a little challenge here to paid attention to, the other 2 are upright and they look good to me .
Oh and you are a Capricorn a leader you are responsible and practical .
Hope this help
Best wishes
Lucien Wolf heart


Aster May 10, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I don’t know if anyone will read this four years later, but I did a spread using “You/Your current path/Your potential.” I asked what I should know about my spiritual journey. The cards were, respectively, the Empress, the Magician, and Death.

For the past few years, I’ve been an atheist. Around New Year’s, a friend asked me to join her in a couple guided meditations. I decided to humor her. Beginning with those meditations, I’ve been getting message after message that I need to embark upon a spiritual journey.

I looked up the meanings of those cards on your site, and all I have to say is, “Message received, Universe.”


Biljana June 1, 2014 at 3:21 am

I would ask for help …
I asked a question about the situation in my marriage and I got the following cards
Paz swords
5 bars


Kimberly June 1, 2014 at 7:41 am


I have gotten these three cards in other readings and the first one is what really seems to be bothering me but the last one gets to me too.

Can anyone help me read this a little better?
The cards I got:
1. Five of Swords- Conflict, Betrayal, and Loss
2. Four of Cups- Meditation, Contemplation, Apathy, and Re-Evaluation.
3. Nine of Swords (Reversed)- Hopelessness, Severe Depression, and Torment


Sandra November 2, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Dear Kimberly,

It is already October now and maybe it played itself out already, yet I read: go within, find your truth, listen deeply, express yourself honestly in order to find a new path that brings you experiences that bring happiness. Let go of old and focus on new…break the pattern of pain/ disappointment/ loss by renewing yourself.

Blessings, Sandra


Miranda July 16, 2014 at 11:45 am

I did a three card past, present, future spread with the Rider-Waite deck. I drew:
Past- Death
Present- The Sun
Future- Wheel of Fortune

I feel like this was incredibly accurate, and but I’m curious and I invite others to share their insights in interpreting this reading.


Bob Eichelberger October 15, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Miss Biddy;
I like your KSS approach,( keep it simple stupid), as I utilize the 3 card system for 10 -15 minute readings, representing Past, Present, and Future.
I find this to be effective, and keeps the reading short and sweet.
Thanks! Bob E.


Sandra November 2, 2014 at 7:12 pm

Thank you Biddy, you really inspire me on this tarot path that I have been wanting to take for ages….much love from Petra, Jordan


Brigit November 3, 2014 at 9:11 am

Thanks Sandra – I am so glad I can be part of your Tarot journey!


Narelle November 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Could someone please help translate a 3 card spread?

First card – King of wands
Second card – 3 of wands
Third card – The lovers

I question/problem I was focusing on was ” will a move go smoothly and on time”
We a moving soon for my partners work, and they have’nt oraganised any removals yet and I’m stating to panic.



Kasey November 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Hi, I am pretty new to tarot and have always been interested in dabbling into it.

I asked my Major arcane set about the status of my relationship such as the suggestions at the top say. you / them / the relationship. And I got the following.

1. The Strength
2. The Hierophant
3. The Sun

I can only just understand it, is there anyone who can help me understand it better?


Kendra December 2, 2014 at 11:35 am

Hi Kasey. I’d love to help. :)
You: Strength– this card is usually about possessing a great amount of inner strength. perhaps you are very independent person and you’re not to fond of leaning on others. you bring lots of stability to the relationship.

Them: Hierophant– this could suggest someone who’s very wise and holds a lot of knowledge. perhaps the person is older and in tune with their spirituality or religion. or this could be how you view them.

The Relationship: Sun– a very positive card. a lively, radiant and confident relationship.

Hope it helped!


saeah November 14, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I recently was asked to draw 3 cards the first one was “the fool”, the second was “the temprence” and 3rd “the moon” card , I wasn’t really givin any kind of explanation and am still confused as to what they mean in regards to me. Can someone help


Maureen December 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Hi I am new to the tarot and am trying to learn the basic spreads. I did a 3 card spread for myself. Asking about a possible relationship with a guy I really like. Can someone tell me how they see it please! Cards were Knight of cups, The Lovers and Temperance all reverse


Jasmine December 20, 2014 at 7:29 pm


I did a three card spread to check whether my relationship with a guy is actually serious or merely a physical convenience. I got the following cards;
Three of Cups Nine of Cups and queen of swords.
Can someone help me interpret the reading please?


Trisa January 17, 2015 at 4:51 am

Jasmine, I’ll try and help here. I’m feeling that you prob met this guy at a social setting, perhaps thru a group of friends (three of cups situation), someone is feeling like a “fat cat” or fufilled. There’s also a feeling of to ” be careful what u wish for type scenario” going on. Your challenge is the queen of swords. She is asking for clarification (this is your higher self.) I’m feeling that this is an emotional situation for you w/the cups present. Queen of swords is insisting that you step into your own power. This is a powerful card, in that, 1) communication seems blocked–the queen of swords is in challenges. You may also be in a stalemate in re to career or position. The Queen is looking to the future–your being called or perhaps pulled-out. She is a feminine card and is speaking of your future self-development. I would have to see a full 11 card reading from you to help further. Hope this helps.



Trisa January 17, 2015 at 4:32 am

Hi Brigit, I enjoy your site. I’ve been doing readings for about 4 yrs now on a free website. I’ve done prob close to 2,000 readings. I’ve always used an 11-card Celtic Cross w/great accuracy (or so I’ve been told.) My standard 3-card position would be: situation, present, challenges. Because I’ve done well for so long w/this type spread, I’m quite reluctant to vary. What do you suggest to change now, should I try to fix what already works, as that may be more confusing to me. Thanks for everything that you do!


Brigit January 29, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Hi Trisa, I always say, go with what feels right for you. If you have an 11-card Celtic Cross spread that you love, stick with it! Same with the 3-card reading.


Trisa January 17, 2015 at 4:44 am

Jasmine, I’ll try and help here. I’m feeling that you prob met this guy at a social setting, perhaps thru a group of friends (three of cups situation), someone is feeling like a “fat cat” or fufilled. There’s also a feeling of to ” be careful what u wish for type scenario” going on. Your challenge is the queen of swords. She is asking for clarification (this is your higher self.) I’m feeling that this is an emotional situation for you w/the cups present. Queen of swords is insisting that you step into your own power. This is a powerful card, in that, 1) communication seems blocked–the queen of swords is in challenges. You may also be in a stalemate in re to career or position. The Queen is looking to the future–your being called or perhaps pulled-out. She is a feminine card and is speaking of your future self-development. I would have to see a full 11 card reading from you to help further. Hope this helps.


Jasmine January 17, 2015 at 4:47 am

Hi Trisa. could you share your e-mail. I’d lie to discuss the detailed reading in private.


Jasmine January 17, 2015 at 4:48 am



renato January 23, 2015 at 4:29 am

I did a three card reading for myself. I don’t know how to read cards. I asked about my relationship with my ex wife. I drew 7 of cups king of swords inverted and queen of swords also inverted. Can someone tell me what this means?


Brigit January 29, 2015 at 3:10 pm

Hi Renato. I offer personalised interpretations right here – http://www.biddytarot.com/tarotreading/tarot-reading-interpretation/


Carrie January 27, 2015 at 7:45 am

I am new to tarot readings and would appreciate an unbiased interpretation of a three card spread I did for myself for insight regarding my partmer’s view on our present relationship.
I asked : What he feels presently about our relationship?/ What is it he wants or needs from me?/ What possible outcome does the future hold for our relationship?
I drew these cards in this order:
The Hanged Man (reversed)
The King of Wands (reversed)
The 4 of Wands

I read somewhere that the king of wands reversed in correlation to love can signify a relationship with an older man who is charismatic and displays high energy for his age… My boyfriend is almost a decade older than me& the description had him to the “t”… This is why I would appreciate any unbiased interpretation of my reading, because I’m going to focus on little things that are seemingly positive instead of incorporating the full picture.


Brigit January 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

Hi Carrie! I provide personalised interpretations here – http://www.biddytarot.com/tarotreading/tarot-reading-interpretation/.


Trish February 7, 2015 at 11:54 pm

Hello! I am quite interested in tarot reading but is very new at it. Can you please help with a three-card spread reading regarding current and future career path? I’m female, 21 years old, and as a general image, I usually dress in blank pant suit, I wear glasses, and my hair is usually done in a tight bun. My 3 cards in order are: seven of wands, page of wands, and wheel of fortune. Thank you!


Nancy February 26, 2015 at 10:12 am

Hi, I did a three card spread about myself and learning the tarot, I asked..what the universe would like me to be, what are the qualities I require, and what specific action is required

I got
High priestess
Knight of cups
And ten of swords,,, if anyone has a out look could you please help


Suzanne March 16, 2015 at 12:33 am

Thanks for giving us these spreads to try. Here is a three card spread that I learned from my Tarot teacher and have been using for a few months. I use it for daily guidance or single questions/situations.

Put all of the major arcana cards in one pile
Put all of the court cards in a second pile
Put all of the minor arcana cards in a third pile

The major arcana represent the “fate” of the question.
The court cards represent how one can “dance” with that fate
The minor arcana cards represent how the situation/day will manifest

Shuffle each pile separately, cut the deck, concentrate on the question, fan out the cards and choose one.
1) What is my fate for today?-major arcana
2)How can I dance with this?-court cards
3)How will it manifest?-minor arcana

After choosing the cards, reflect and journal on what they mean to you. Re-visit the cards at the end of your day and journal again about how they showed up (or not) in your day.


Brigit March 19, 2015 at 12:11 pm

What an interesting and fun Tarot spread! Thanks for sharing Suzanne!


Denise May 13, 2015 at 6:12 am

PLEASE help. I went 2 my psychic to ask abt a love interest who is not speaking w/me after a fight. she was confident we werent over n ill hear frm him in abt 3 weeks. Its now been 4 weeks n no contact so i went online to do a 3 card reading past present future 6 wands 5 swords fool. Fool?


Vanessa July 14, 2015 at 10:09 pm

Hi Im new in tarot and still don’t know how to read the card.
My question was about my future, ma life and carreer. Could you please help me understand the cards. I had :
1/ Mother of cups
2/ five of pentacles
3/ ace of pentacles




stacey July 16, 2015 at 4:50 am

Very new to Tarot cards. I did a 3 card spread
heres what i got

King of Wands (reversed) Impulsiveness, Haste, Ruthless, High Expectation
6 of cups Reunion, Nostalgia, Childhood memories
Ace of Cups (reversed) Blocked or repressed Emotions

Im lost to what it really means. The person on my mind is my ex


Pine August 15, 2015 at 7:12 am

Care to share some thoughts on this one?

Present: The Magician
Past: Judgement
Future: The Emperor

It’s the first time I draw all Major Arcana. It’s the first time The Magician has EVER come up and although I can sort of place The Magician and Judgement in relation to my question, I have trouble interpreting The Emperor, which also flew out of the deck during the cutting and is actually a card I draw regularly.


Ezekiel September 27, 2015 at 9:09 am

Can someone help shed light on this reading?
Past- 7 of wands
Present- 5 of pentacles
Future- page of cups
“Where am I going?”, was my question.


Emma September 28, 2015 at 9:07 am

Hi, i have been contemplating a question for quite awhile: why am i alone? i mean without a companionship. I know so many people. Work and have friends, but no one so far that comes to me and asks me out, sort of thing…So i decided to ask that and spread three cards
The question was: is there a reason i’m alone? (it can be karmic, right?)
Past – the moon
Present – ace of cups
Future – six of pentacles
…I stared at them for awhile, but can’t make heads or tails out of these cards. Can someone help me out, please?
Thank you :)


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