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
Three of Clubs
"Virtue"Sun in Aries
Realization of hope. Noble cause. Pride and arrogance.
2: Person #2
Six of Diamonds
"Success"Moon in Taurus
Material success and gain. Influence, philanthropy, nobility.
3: Person #3
Nine of Diamonds
"Gain"Venus in Virgo
Inheritence, increase in wealth, material fortune, accomplishment.
4: Person #1's view of #2
Eight of Clubs
"Swiftness"Mercury in Saggitarius
Action, explosive energy, electricity, fast communication, gain of rapid speed, light, quickness.
5: Person #2's view of #3
Five of Spades
"Defeat"Venus in Aquarius
Weakness, loss, spite, malice, trouble, dishonor, anxiety. A driver of wedges.
6: Person #3's view of #1
Six of Spades
"Science"Mercury in Aquarius
A goal realized. All intellectual faculties agree on the matter at heart.
7: Person #2's view of #1
King of Spades
An active, skillful, witty, clever, fierce man.
8: Person #3's view of #2
Ace of Hearts
The Root of Water
Joy, contentment, love, fruitfulness, beauty.
9: Person #1's view of #3
Ten of Clubs
"Oppression"Saturn in Saggitarius
Brute force with no apparent spiritual source. Lies, repression, cruelty, malice. The element of fire in its most destructive form.
10: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #2
Ace of Spades
The Root of Air
Invoked force, conquest, strength through tribulation.
11: Overall relationship between persons #2 and #3
Ten of Spades
"Ruin"Sun in Gemini
Reason divorced from reality, the end of sanity, disaster, failure. Spiritually may mean the end of delusion.
12: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #3
King of Diamonds
Agricultural proficiency, skills regarding material concerns, perhaps preoccupied with material concerns and therefore dull.
13: Overall 3-way Relationship
Queen of Spades
A confident, gracious, just, perceptive, graceful, elegant woman.