3 Card Tarot Spread ~ Past, Present, Future

Card 1 – Past 

  • Energies and events that are in the past yet still effect you
  • How your past either holds you back (blocks) or helps you move forward (growth)
  • What you need to take from the past and use to your advantage today

Card 2 – Present

  • What is going on for you right now
  • The energy of the present moment
  • Opportunities and challenges that are currently being presented to you

Card 3 – Future

  • Outcome of situation
  • The direction that things seem to be moving in
  • What you are wanting

Look closer at each card and ask yourself what it represents:

Some possibilities are:

  • A person in your life
  • A situation
  • Your emotions / feelings
  • Your thoughts
  • You and the way you are approaching things
  • A new way of seeing things
  • A possible solution

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Major Arcana
Wands
Cups
Swords
Disks

Random Computer Generated Cards for Your Spread:
( If you get a duplicated navigate left or right one card )

Prince of Cups

Drive: The combination of Spirit and Soul

Light: Compassion, warmth, love, artistic intentions

Shadow: Selfishness, unscrupulousness, cruelty

Keywords: airy aspect of water; our desires, wishes, cravings; opportunity for transformation

Four of Disks – Power

Drive: Stability, security, gain

Light: Assured material gain, rank, success, wealth, productivity

Shadow: Fear of loss, avarice, greed for more, over-estimation of material wealth

Keywords: Sun in Capricorn, domination, openness

XX – The Aeon

Drive: Birth, renewal, transformation, the realization of Utopia

Light: Knowledge of coherences, widened perception and the liberation of hidden abilities

Shadow: wrong identification, self-deception

Keywords: good judgment, open to criticism, critical self-analysis

VIII – Adjustment

Drive: Will for knowledge, harmony between reality and instinct, objectivity

Light: Balance, justice, fairness, always looking at both sides

Shadow: Self-righteousness

Keywords: Balance sheet, balance, focus, balance, balance of contradictions, truth

Two of Swords – Peace

Drive: Peace, arrangement of differences, a good compromise between soul and mind

Light: Beginning of analysis, balanced force, contradictory characteristics in the same nature

Shadow: Difference, disagreement, opposites calmed down by cold logic only, unsolved tensions

Keywords: Moon in Libra, inner peace, decision-making, decisions on relationships or situations that result in peace.

Three of Swords – Sorrow

Drive: Melancholy, facing up a painful truth

Light: Understanding, sobering, losing beautiful but false illusions

Shadow: Disappointment, pain, sadness, separation, sorrows

Keywords: Saturn in Libra, annoyances, doubts, lack of light, lethargy, jealousy, depression, tripartite obsession, troubles, uncertainty, anxiety

Eight of Wands – Swiftness

Drive: Excessive force applied to suddenly, very rapid rush, violent but not lasting

Light: Progression, ideas, creativity, motion, changes, development

Shadow: Rashness, thoughtlessness, rapacious, insolent, jealousy

Keywords: Mercury in Sagittarius, clear, direct, fast communication, clearing up misunderstanding

0 – The Fool

Drive: Changes, movement, the innocence of a child

Light: The positive break up of structures and limitations, selfless idealism, endless fantasy, optimism, trust to instincts

Shadow: The negative loss of structures, useless daydreaming, infantility

Keywords: Openness, trust, risk-taking, loyalty to ourselves, freedom, independence, creativity, performance, leapfrogging, follow-up of the heart.

Eight of Disks – Prudence

Drive: Consideration, prudence

Light: Realisation of coherences, ability to wait for the right moment

Shadow: Penny-wise and pound-foolish, hoarding, stagnity, immovableness

Keywords: Sun in Virgo, inner and outer riches, wisdom, development, care, caution

VII – The Chariot

Drive: The will to conquer, courage, victory

Light: The awakening of powers, the way ahead, searching and finding one’s place in life

Shadow: Megalomania, insensitivity, running against walls

Keywords: Cancer, New Beginnings, Good Change, Self-Examin

Card 1 – Past 

  • Energies and events that are in the past yet still effect you
  • How your past either holds you back (blocks) or helps you move forward (growth)
  • What you need to take from the past and use to your advantage today

Knight of Cups

Drive: Self-sacrifice, self-redemption, grace, poetry

Light: Compassion, solicitousness, sensibility

Shadow: Seducability, vanity, unsteadiness, sentimental obtrusiveness, artificial, untruthfulness

Keywords: fiery aspect of water, surrender to loved one, ability to give, reaching higher emotional levels, spiritual relationships, family of choice

IX – The Hermit

Drive: Retiring from life, retreat from the masses, looking into one’s self, introversion

Light: Wisdom, realization, mental maturity, the inner light

Shadow: Numbness, loneliness, bitterness

Keywords: Virgo, finding our own inner light, moving inward, fertility, perfection, finishing, harvesting, being at peace in our inner center, wise leader

Three of Disks – Works

Drive: Manifestation, understanding

Light: Progress, cristallisation, increase of substance,

Shadow: Sloppiness or neglect after a first gain was won, stop in the middle of work

Keywords: Mars in Capricorn, work, fatigue, progressive development, duty to self, self-confidence

Seven of Cups – Debauch

Drive: Delusion, desire, ecstasy, neutralized victory, illusionary success, lying error, promises unfilled, drunkeness, violence, selfish dissipation, deception in love and friendship, success often gained but not followed up.

Light: Realization of false promises and hapless hopes, sobering

Shadow: Drunkeness of mind, getting lost in illusions, wrath, vanity

Keywords: Venus in Scorpio, high activity, annoyance, disgust

IV – The Emperor

Drive: Mastery of the will over nature, a sense for law and order, plan and structure

Light: Creation, recognition, stability, realism, responsiveness

Shadow: Despotism, complacency, poorness of feelings, lack of fantasy; rationalism as a prison

Keywords: Aries, Pioneering, Discovery, Leadership, Initiative, Creative Wisdom, Outstanding Leadership, Call to Action, Boldness, New Beginnings, Paternity, Authority, Tenderness, Desire for Adventure

VI – The Lovers

Drive: Devotion, melting into one another, being one with it, love

Light: Full-hearted confession, trust, optimism

Shadow: Displacement, repression, giving up on one’s self

Keywords: Gemini, love, attraction, rapprochement, relationship, relationship, dissolution of contradictions in love, becoming conscious through human relationships

Two of Cups – Love

Drive: Love, unity in difference

Light: Harmony, pleasure, mirth, love, friendship, passion

Shadow: Dissipation, waste, silliness, subtlety

Keywords: Venus in Cancer, inclusive love, happy relationship, mutual emotions

Four of Disks – Power

Drive: Stability, security, gain

Light: Assured material gain, rank, success, wealth, productivity

Shadow: Fear of loss, avarice, greed for more, over-estimation of material wealth

Keywords: Sun in Capricorn, domination, openness

VII – The Chariot

Drive: The will to conquer, courage, victory

Light: The awakening of powers, the way ahead, searching and finding one’s place in life

Shadow: Megalomania, insensitivity, running against walls

Keywords: Cancer, New Beginnings, Good Change, Self-Examin

Five of Wands – Strife

Drive: Challenge, the will to break out, contest, struggle, conflict, rashness

Light: Refreshment, renewal, boldness

Shadow: Struggle, conflict, destruction, spiritual crisis, prodigality, trickery

Keywords: Saturn in the Lion, unfulfilled desire, desperate, timid, futile struggle, inhibition

Card 2 – Present

  • What is going on for you right now
  • The energy of the present moment
  • Opportunities and challenges that are currently being presented to you

Eight of Swords – Interference

Drive: Restlessness of mind, endless analyzing

Light: Realization of causality, accepting of limitation and relativity

Shadow: Confusion, aimless pondering, compulsive brooding

Keywords: Jupiter in Gemini, problems with endurance, suffering from tearing, decision making difficulties

Nine of Cups – Happiness

Drive: Love, optimism, trust

Light: Luck, compassion

Shadow: Self-complacency, self-indulgence, vanity

Keywords: Jupiter in Pisces, happiness, passionate love, deep joy, blessing

Queen of Swords

Drive: Independence, freedom of mind and soul

Light: Wisdom, imagination, self-confidence, perceptive, graceful

Shadow: Coldness, inaccessibility, cruel, deceitful

Keywords: water aspect of air, discarding old masks and roles, lightness, intellectuality, objectivity, logic, purity, rationality

Ace of Wands

Drive: The wish to create

Light: sudden illumination, enthusiasm, inspiration, creativity, spiritual hunger, vigor, energy

Keywords: fire, high or strong energy, transformation

VI – The Lovers

Drive: Devotion, melting into one another, being one with it, love

Light: Full-hearted confession, trust, optimism

Shadow: Displacement, repression, giving up on one’s self

Keywords: Gemini, love, attraction, rapprochement, relationship, relationship, dissolution of contradictions in love, becoming conscious through human relationships

XVII – The Star

Drive: The guiding light, living the moment, confidence in nature and life

Light: Creative hopes, optimism, trust

Shadow: Destructive hopes, illusions

Keywords: Aquarius, stimulation, crystallization, self-knowledge, radiance, clairvoyance, self-confidence, relation to universal intelligence

VII – The Chariot

Drive: The will to conquer, courage, victory

Light: The awakening of powers, the way ahead, searching and finding one’s place in life

Shadow: Megalomania, insensitivity, running against walls

Keywords: Cancer, New Beginnings, Good Change, Self-Examin

Four of Wands – Completion

Drive: Perfection, rest after labor, completion after effort and trouble, structure, control

Light: Competition, well earned rewards, rest after labor

Shadow: Overestimation, torpidity, loss of tranquility

Keywords: Venus in Aries, completion, unification, possibility of new beginning, perfection

Eight of Disks – Prudence

Drive: Consideration, prudence

Light: Realisation of coherences, ability to wait for the right moment

Shadow: Penny-wise and pound-foolish, hoarding, stagnity, immovableness

Keywords: Sun in Virgo, inner and outer riches, wisdom, development, care, caution

Six of Cups – Pleasure

Drive: close, deep emotions,

Light: Balance and harmony through the return to the inner sources

Shadow: Mental standstill, being afraid to move to not lose the current values

Keywords: Sun in Scorpio, desire, enjoyment, pleasure in sexual relationships, rich in sexual and love-energy-giving, emotional renewal, sensuality

Card 3 – Future

  • Outcome of situation
  • The direction that things seem to be moving in
  • What you are wanting

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