A search of my documented tarot readings revealed to me that The Lovers card shows up far more frequently for readings about money than about love. Here’s one example for your next Tarot Workout:
Scott writes in with this question:
“I would like a general reading about how things look for me in terms of money and wealth.”
Using the Fountain Tarot, you lay out the following spread:
CARD 1 (Where Scott Stands): 5 of Wands, reversed
CARD 2 (Opportunity for better or worse): 6 of Cups
CARD 3 (Direction Scott is headed): Lovers, reversed
This is what the cards look like when upright (though keep in mind that the first and third show in reverse):
One additional note: Scott has given you his birth date, and with those numerals you determine that his Birth Card (sometimes called the ‘Soul Purpose’ card) is Major Arcana #6: The Lovers.
What do you say to Scott?
(Tarot students: try out an interpretation of your own, and return afterwards to see Yetta’s response, below).
Alan, I see this time as something of a wake-up call for you. It shows you currently directing your energies in a scattered way, or even misdirecting them completely. The 5 of Wands, reversed, shows a picture of un-grounded competition. There is an opportunity in your path — showing as the 6 of Cups — that is tempting like candy, but naïve in nature. The result of following this tack in the long run looks to me like the end of a partnership.
The final card – The Lovers – also happens to be your soul card. I take the further message to be: Where you stand now, with the decisions ahead of you, provides a chance for you to realign with your soul purpose. That purpose has to do with taking a long view of wealth, making choices according to long-term consequences, and continually working to adjust your actions to reality as it unfolds.
About Tarot Workouts
The Tarot Workouts from Present Day Tarot are short, real-life case studies to help you exercise your tarot-reading muscle. Come back later to see how my response compares to your own. Your answer may very well differ significantly from mine, which says nothing about what is right or wrong. First, know that even though this is based on a real-life reading, I’ve changed many of the identifying details. Also, you do not have the luxury of an energetic connection to the initial questioner, though it’s likely you have one with me!