6 Tarot Spreads for Love and Relationships

March 23, 2023

6 Tarot Spreads for Love & Relationship Readings | Happy As Annie. Best tarot spreads for love, relationships

How does my crush feel about me? When will I meet my soul mate?  Are they “the one”? Where is this relationship headed? Is this marriage worth saving?

Tarot spreads for love and relationship readings are by far the most popular tarot spreads. So here are six tarot spreads for love and relationship readings – for the married, happily single, frustratedly single, and all of us in between!

I arranged these tarot spreads from simplest to most complex. In fact, the first one is so simple it doesn’t even really count as a “spread.”

Choose your favorite or try them all!

1. The Lovers Spread

Perfect for those in a relationship

When it comes to a tarot spread, love related or not, the simpler the better is what I always say! And it doesn’t get simpler than this first tarot love reading.

In fact, for this relationship reading, I go super bare bones and use only the Major Arcana cards of the tarot deck. It’s super easy and fun to do.  Watch me explain it in the short video from my tarot YouTube channel below.

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2. Basic Three Card Relationship Spread

Great for those in a relationship or with a special someone in mind

Again, tarot spreads for love questions don’t have to be super complicated. This three-card love tarot spread is one of the most basic relationship spreads there is. Plus, it can be used as a crush tarot spread as well – to gain some more intuitive insight on a potential relationship.

One card represents you; the other represents your love interest; and the third represents your relationship (or potential for relationship) with each other.

Here’s how I like to lay it out.

Basic Three Card Relationship Tarot Spread by Happy As Annie | Love tarot spread free relationship tarot spread

So if you are looking specifically for a love tarot spread for a crush, I highly recommend this one in place of simply asking, “What does he think of me?” and pulling a few cards.

3. Heart Opener Tarot Spread

Great for anybody exploring their own relationship with love

Not all love tarot spreads ask relationship questions though! So a post on tarot spreads for love questions would be incomplete without talking about love more generally.

Take me for example. I’ve been working on opening my heart chakra a bunch in recent years.  This heart opener tarot spread is the culmination of some reading, inner work, and rituals that don’t center around any particular relationship.

Love tarot reading for yourself. Heart Opener Tarot Spread by Happy As Annie. Love tarot spread, single or in relationship

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When it comes to love or a specific relationship, tarot spread questions can be tricky! They tend to get into fortune-telling and mind-reading territory that I’m not really a fan of.  So it was really important to me to create a spread that allows us to use our tarot cards for love and heart matters more generally.

4. Simple Self-Love Tarot Spread

Great for all, regardless of relationship status

Interrobang Tarot actually created this simple self-love spread as a Valentine’s Day tarot spread a few years ago. How perfect! And I think it absolutely counts as a tarot love reading.

Interrobang Tarot Self-Love Tarot Spread

After all, our relationship with ourself is the longest relationship we will ever have with anybody! So what better relationship advice tarot spread to do than one about your relationship with yourself?

5. Five Card Cross Relationship Spread

Perfect for those in a relationship

This spread is from Labyrinthos. I like it because it examines the relationship’s past, present, and future.  In fact, I think this is an excellent tarot spread for marriages, which most definitely can be affected by each partner’s past experiences.

Here’s how to lay it out.

Five-Card Cross Relationship Tarot Spread by Labyrinthos | Marriage tarot spread layout free

I know that some people are after a straight up “Are we meant to be together?” tarot spread. But if you’ve been following me for awhile now, you know I am not a fan of yes no tarot questions for various reasons. Besides, what does “meant to be” even mean anymore? We can be a bit more grounded in the here and now when it comes to relationship tarot spreads, which is why I like this one.

I also like this tarot spread for relationships because it takes both partners’ roles and energies into account. I hate it when people get a love tarot reading just to ask, “What do they think of me?” or “Do they still want to be with me?” While you can certainly find a tarot spread for “Does he love me?” and similar questions, how about we worry about what you want and what you think a little more is all I’m saying.

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6. Manifesting a Soulmate Tarot Spread

Perfect for singles looking for love

Nope – this list is not just a bunch of relationship tarot spreads! This particular tarot spread layout is by Emerald Lotus Divination and keeps singles in mind, which is why it was a must for our list! Do not think for a second that I would forget my precious singles on Valentine’s Day.

Where oh where is my future love!? Tarot spreads are a great way to find out where your intuition is trying to guide you when it comes to finding love.

While my heart opener tarot spread and the self-love tarot spread, both above, are also great for singles, this spread more specifically addresses the desire to change your single status. To be clear, this isn’t an “Is she the one?” tarot spread. It helps you apply the law of attraction to manifest a soul mate in general.  And I suppose it’s no surprise that of all these love and relationship tarot spreads, manifesting a soulmate – no simple feat – takes the most cards!

Need a love tarot spread for singles? Manifesting a Soulmate tarot spread by Emerald Lotus Divination

(Related: 3 Tips for Manifesting Your Dream Life)

BONUS: Here’s one more tarot spread for you!

As if six tarot spreads for relationship readings was not enough to get you started, I have one more for you! I created it with one of my favorite tarot practitioners, Linds Cardoza of Moon Mama Oracle, as a special treat for our Instagram followers!

Future of Relationship Tarot Spread by The Tarot Professor and Moon Mama Oracle

Click here to check it out on Instagram. Then make sure to follow @TheTarotProfessor and say hi!

Do you do relationship tarot readings for yourself? Did you try any of the tarot spreads for your love life shown here? Let me know what you thought!

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  • Reply sarah February 6, 2021 at 3:50 pm

    So I know absolutely nothing about tarot card reading, so your posts are always SO fascinating to me! Thank you for sharing your information. I really enjoy it!

    • Reply HappyAsAnnie April 23, 2021 at 3:02 pm

      You’re welcome, Sarah! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • Reply Lisa Monroe April 23, 2021 at 10:31 am

    Hi Ann, if a court card is pulled for the outcome, how would you interpret it?

    • Reply HappyAsAnnie April 23, 2021 at 3:04 pm

      Hi Lisa! I think I need some more context to your question, but usually I interpret court cards as facets of our personality. So if, for example, I ask about a problem, what I should do, and what the outcome might be, if that outcome card is, say, the Queen of Swords, it tells me that the outcome might be that I speak up for myself and feel more confident in my truth and self-expression (whereas maybe before I was way too shy or hesitant). Hope that helps!

  • Reply Bec May 17, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I actually tried the 3 card spread earlier and double checked what it was telling me using my pendulum, it seems really accurate and helpful!

    • Reply HappyAsAnnie May 17, 2021 at 10:26 am

      Ooh, thanks for sharing, Bec! How does the pendulum work?

      • Reply Bec May 19, 2021 at 7:14 am

        It’s really simple, for me since I don’t have a real set-up for it yet I hold it over my hand or a flat surface, have it show me yes (Usually moving away) and no (Usually moving side to side) and ask a yes or no question

        • Reply HappyAsAnnie May 21, 2021 at 11:04 am

          Interesting! Thanks for explaining it, Bec!

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