Love and Tarot

Love and Tarot Part One

Hi Tarot lovers, it is Ethony and today I am going to be sharing my first installment of a series around true love and the Tarot. So many of my Clients come to the Tarot for advice and predictions on their love life, so I wanted to share some of the ideas I have around the Tarot and reading the cards for Love and Romance.

In Part 1 I will be discussing the ideas of soul mates, the one and twin flames, Tarot Cards for Romantic love, and Card Combinations for Lovers.

In Part 2 I will be talking about getting out of your own way, aligning yourself for the right relationship, and what are the best questions to ask the Tarot about love.

In Part 3 I will be discussing expectations and sharing a new Tarot Spread for the lessons we face in our relationships.

As with everything that I share, take what resonates with you and leave the rest.

Can I have a tracking number for my soulmate?

I receive questions around love from my Tarot Clients daily, and it really is something I love consulting the cards on. Many questions from people are framed around finding the ‘one’ or their soulmate or their twin flame.

In a nutshell, a soulmate can be seen as someone who is a perfect match for you romantically and a twin flame is someone who is a reflection of who you are. Both of these connections usually come with a sense of immediate bond and recognition and can be intense. These two connections are totally different kinds of relationships but are often desired by people who are seeking love.

Definitions are funny things because outside of what is in a dictionary or book, we are going to see these concepts in different ways.

I believe we can have more than one soul mate because they may be fulfilling different soul contracts or agreements with us. I believe that there is no real such thing as the ‘one’ in that there is never just one person.

As we shift and change and grow, our ‘one’ may change too, whether that means we are in a relationship with them and are evolving with them, or moving and expanding so our one moves.

For example: I was totally in love with the person I was in my first serious relationship. We were together for 5 years. He was the ‘one’ for me at that time. He wouldn’t be now.

Again, this is how I see things. The person you are reading cards for also has their own way of looking at these concepts. Keep that in mind. I will often mention how I see love when I am reading the cards. Why? Because I get so many emails from clients worried that they have missed out on true love because the one somehow got lost in the mail.

On a spiritual level, I don’t believe that and I want to empower people to build and co-create the life they desire, so before I even start shuffling for them, I want to let them know that their reading is going to be about helping them find the one that is right for them and for the kind of relationship they are desiring, rather than praying on their fears that they missed out. (More about that in other parts of this series.)

Tarot Cards for New Love

I believe that all Tarot cards have something to teach us about love and have messages of love. If romance and love are your subject and context, you can read each card within that context. This is one of the reasons I wrote my Bad Bitches Tarot guidebook the way I did. (These meanings are not from the BBT guidebook. This is all new info!)

There are however cards and card combinations that are some of my key cards that I look for in a romance reading. They are the cards that indicate to me that my client is on the right track in finding love.

The Lovers

A little obvious right? Obvious can be good. While The Lovers has many meanings outside of getting it on, it’s a good sign in romance readings.

Major Arcana cards having so much weight in a reading I always pay attention to the cards that surround The Lovers. You can find out a lot about the future of the relationship with the cards that are around this one. Court cards next to this card often tell me about the Lover that is coming into my client’s life.

The Ace of Cups

I usually see this card as more of a self-love card. Most of the time when this card comes up in a reading, it is like a sign from the universe that now is a really good time to start getting out there and meeting people. Aces are potential.

They are the gift from the universe that we need to act on so that manifests in our hot little hands, or in this case, our sexy pants! It’s the time when we feel good about love and optimistic about our suitors. It’s also the honeymoon period of love; where you can’t keep those sexy pants on, and go off the grid for a while.

The Two of Cups

I see this card as the true love and near perfect compatibility card. I actually would rather see this card come up for a client over The Lovers. Scandalous!

There is a reason for this.  Lovers come and go, but with a true connection, sharing of space and commitment, the Two of Cups can really go the distance. The Two of Cups shows that there is a genuine back and forth of love and affection. There is also not an Angel melding like we see in a number of The Lovers cards.

The Ten of Cups

If you are looking for love, marriage or long term commitment, cohabitation, family and just general all-around emotional fulfillment, this is the card you want to see. A wonderful card for committed love and a happy relationship.

The Knight of Cups

A hot date, or five! A new love adventure and a new suitor. This is the Romantic in my court card archetypes, so whenever this hot little number shows up in a love reading, someone is about to get romanced!

Give Me Love Tarot Combinations

Here are some of my go to Tarot Combinations for love and what they usually mean:

Two of Cups + Four of Wands – Wedding bells baby! (If weddings are your thing.)  Living together and building a life.

The Lovers + The Page of Cups – Usually signifies a pregnancy.

The Ten of Cups + The Ten of Pentacles – a solid relationship that is going to go the distance and leave a legacy for the next generation

The Ace of Cups + The Knight of Cups – a summer lover or a short term Love. Meaningful sure; lasting, no.

As I mentioned before, all Tarot cards and especially those in the Cups suit have Love meanings. These are some of the most important signposts in my Tarot Practice when it comes to finding love and new love!

There are plenty of combinations and cards that talk about keeping, building and working through the hard parts of love. But that is for another time.  I would love to hear from you about your Love Cards in the Tarot, what you think of soulmates and twinflames and if you love reading about love as I do.

See you in Part 2

13 Comments
  • Patricia
    Posted at 18:29h, 10 October Reply

    Ethony, I have had the six of cups to come out to represent soul mates or twin spirits. Since the energies of that card are romantic and emotional. But there is also a specific energy involving the past with the 6 of cups. And of course, we have been with our soul mates and/or twin spirits in previous lifetimes.

  • Curly Mystic
    Posted at 21:42h, 10 October Reply

    Such a great post. Thanks for sharing. I learned about the combinations.

    • Ethony
      Posted at 23:54h, 10 October Reply

      Thank you for reading.

  • Rinku bagla
    Posted at 03:32h, 11 October Reply

    Grt post , I really loved it. Specially combination of cards , it will help in our readings . Thank u .

  • Matt
    Posted at 10:14h, 11 October Reply

    Great Post Ethony. Do you have any go-to spreads that you use for specific love/romance questions:?

    • Ethony
      Posted at 02:22h, 15 October Reply

      I do have a number and there will be one in a future instalment of the series.

  • Leah
    Posted at 14:02h, 11 October Reply

    Soooo funny thing. I have a date tonight. First date in decades! This post was eerily timely-and fantastic. I drew just two cards to get an outlook and got 3 of Cups and Ace of Cups. Message: relax and have fun on this first date.

    • Ethony
      Posted at 02:22h, 15 October Reply

      What a lovely message from the cards! I hope it was fun.

  • Sheila Englehart
    Posted at 17:28h, 11 October Reply

    I don’t believe we meet our twin flame here on earth. If we did, our soul would be complete and not have any reason to continue a human incarnation. I don’t believe in “the one” concept either.

    Readings on love are not my favorite because people get so attached to the one they desire and that person has a free will and may not desire the same.

  • Marie
    Posted at 07:35h, 02 November Reply

    You are spot on with how you described the twin flame. Never had I been smacked in the face like that before meeting anyone! The sensation of shock doesn’t even touch on that feeling. So you will definitely know if you meet your twin flame as opposed to soul mates, trust me! lol
    Unfortunately, my twin is an evil person. I am his light as he is my dark so this would only work out as a very toxic relationship that apparently only I can see since he refuses to go away. So please just be very careful with a twin, they are nothing like a soulmate and the relationship is not an easy one even if the person is not evil. It brings great joy and great sadness, so you must be willing to accept this if you want to pursue it.
    I pray that there is a way to split this connection so that you can find a more compatible twin. if your twin turns out to be anything like mine!

    • Ethony
      Posted at 11:53h, 11 November Reply

      Most twin flames are not easy relationships. I am sorry that yours was so intense.

  • Nazareth
    Posted at 08:49h, 02 November Reply

    Thanks for this post! I’ve got the 10 of cups+10 of wands ❤️ Also the two of cups+the sun what does this mean?
    Love from Chile!

    • Ethony
      Posted at 11:51h, 11 November Reply

      That is a happy couple for sure. Maybe even a baby. Depends on the reading 🙂

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