The Love Triangle Spread
Difficulty: Somewhat Complicated
This spread can be used to determine the dynamics of the relationship between 3 people, whether or not romance is involved. This spread is drawn in the form of a hexagram, consisting of several large and small triangles. This spread is somewhat complicated, but only because of the complicated nature of this type of relationship.
The first step is to interpret the card for each individual position in the spread. Generally the querent asks about a relationship that he or she is involved with, but this does not have to be the case. Ordinarily the querent's representative card is #1, the querent's 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 2 more cards showing the way they see and relate to the other members of the triangle. For example, Card #6 shows how Person #3 relates to Person #1, while Card #9 shows 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 shows the potential for each relationship. The final card, #13 can be considered the significator of the reading, which shows the overall potential for this 3-way relationship.
Your Love Triangle Reading
1: Person #1
Seven of Hearts
"Debauch"Venus in Scorpio
Loss or lack of moral values. Deception, shameless indulgence, lust, fornication, intoxication, delusion, promises unfulfilled.
2: Person #2
Jack of Hearts
A man who moves in shadows, who ambitiously lusts for great wisdom and power. His calm appearance masks an ocean of passion.
Ill-dignified: a merciless man of insatiable ambition.
3: Person #3
Five of Spades
"Defeat"Venus in Aquarius
Weakness, loss, spite, malice, trouble, dishonor, anxiety. A driver of wedges.
4: Person #1's view of #2
Three of Hearts
"Abundance"Mercury in Cancer
Fulfilment, conclusion, plenty, fertility, hospitality, kindness, creation.
5: Person #2's view of #3
Queen of Clubs
A calm attractive woman. Strength relaxed. Persistent, adaptive, but intolerant of opposition.
6: Person #3's view of #1
Ace of Hearts
The Root of Water
Joy, contentment, love, fruitfulness, beauty.
7: Person #2's view of #1
Ten of Hearts
"Satiety"Mars in Pisces
Pleasure fulfilled yet incomplete.
8: Person #3's view of #2
Jack of Clubs
A young man, just, noble, generous, impulsive, humorous, strong.
9: Person #1's view of #3
Nine of Clubs
"Strength"Moon in Saggitarius
Great strength, tremendous force, recovery, health, power, triumph. Change is stability.
10: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #2
Queen of Hearts
A dreamy, imaginative, tranquil, poetic, and extremely receptive woman. Generous, yet not overly hospitable. She is very dependent on the neighbor cards in determining dignification.
11: Overall relationship between persons #2 and #3
Eight of Hearts
"Indolence"Saturn in Pisces
Success abandoned, apathy, misery, transience, instability, a small victory. Sometimes means abandonment of materialistic pursuits in favor of the spiritual.
12: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #3
Ace of Diamonds
The Root of Earth
Materialistic concerns, contentment, earthly power and success.
13: Overall 3-way Relationship
Queen of Diamonds
A practical, kind, domesticated, affectionate, charming woman