The Love Triangle Spread
Casually referred to as the Love Triangle, this spread can be used to determine the dynamics of the relationship between three people, regardless of whether romance is involved. This spread is arranged in the form of a hexagram, consisting of several large and small triangles. This tarot spread may seem somewhat complicated, but it is not entirely that difficult.
The first step is to interpret the card for each individual position in the spread. Generally, one might ask about a relationship they are involved in, but this does not have to be the case. Ordinarily, the reader's representative card is #1, their main person of interest is #2, and the other person would be #3.
The second step fills in the downward triangle and involves further examination of the individuals through their views of the other people. Each person has two more cards showing the way they see and relate to the other members of the triangle. For example, Card #6 indicates how Person #3 relates to Person #1, while Card #9 stands for Person #1's attitude toward Person #3.
The next step completes the upward triangle and the hexagram, focusing on cards #10–13. It also completes the many smaller triangles and hints at the potential for each relationship. The final card, #13 can be considered the significator of the reading, which suggests the overall potential for this three-way relationship.
Your Love Triangle Reading
1: Person #1
Nine of Hearts
'Happiness'Jupiter in Pisces
A feeling of perfect happiness and well-being.
2: Person #2
Four of Diamonds
'Power'Sun in Capricorn
Earthly power, dominion, law and order, material success, skill in confrontation.
3: Person #3
Eight of Clubs
'Swiftness'Mercury in Sagittarius
Action, explosive energy, electricity, fast communication, gain of rapid speed, light, quickness.
4: Person #1's view of #2
Eight of Diamonds
'Prudence'Sun in Virgo
Industriousness, agriculture, building, construction, intelligence in material affairs.
5: Person #2's view of #3
Ten of Hearts
'Satiety'Mars in Pisces
Pleasure fulfilled yet incomplete.
6: Person #3's view of #1
Queen of Spades
A confident, gracious, just, perceptive, graceful, elegant woman.
7: Person #2's view of #1
Four of Clubs
'Completion'Venus in Aries
Solidification of a work. Harmony. Conclusions drawn from previous knowledge. Rest after completion of a work. A goal fulfilled.
8: Person #3's view of #2
Jack of Spades
A pure intellectual, clever but unstable of purpose, a mind full of various contradictory ideas and opinions. He kills his ideas as fast as he creates them.
9: Person #1's view of #3
Four of Hearts
'Luxury'Moon in Cancer
Giving in to desire. Excess, luxury, insatiability.
10: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #2
Ten of Diamonds
'Wealth'Mercury in Virgo
Material prosperity. Completion of material building. Old age.
11: Overall relationship between persons #2 and #3
Queen of Clubs
A calm attractive woman. Strength relaxed. Persistent, adaptive, but intolerant of opposition.
12: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #3
Two of Clubs
'Dominion'Mars in Aries
Fire in its strongest form. Influence, courage, boldness, fierceness.
13: Overall 3-way Relationship
Two of Hearts
'Love'Venus in Cancer
Perfect harmony between male and female radiates warmth and ecstasy. Love, union, friendship, warmth, comfort, passion, affinity, intercourse.