yes no tarot card meanings for love and relationships

List of Yes / No Tarot Card Meanings for Love & Romance Questions

yes no tarot card meanings for love and relationships

In a post about Yes / No Love Tarot Techniques I posted not long ago, I mentioned the One Card Draw as a possibility. Some of you prefer a set list for Love Tarot meanings to work from, rather than delving into connecting with each card, so I obliged and put one together. Do feel free to print it out!

Clicking on the individual links will give you more in-depth meanings for love and relationship readings.

Personally, when reading for myself, I don’t use Court Cards to answer yes-no questions. If I turn one over when asking a yes/no type question, I take it as a sign that I’m not meant to ask at this point in time. You can work your way around this by separating the Courtiers from the rest of the deck or by turning the next card over until you get a Major or Minor Arcana card that will answer your question.

However, you will get an extra dimension to this One Card reading by keeping the Courtiers in. If one shows up, you could see it as a mirror of an aspect of yourself that you need to integrate or strengthen before the cards will answer your question.

List of Yes-No Tarot Card meanings for Love & Relationship Tarot Readings:


The Fool – Yes! New beginnings ahead but don’t ask for a commitment just yet.
The Magician – Yes. Especially, if the question was ‘Will I hear from him/her?’
The High Priestess – No. Some things are hidden from view at this point in time.
The Empress – Yes. Now is the time for sweet loving.
The Emperor – Yes, but it may be all on his terms… is this really what you want?
The Hierophant – Yes, wedding bells will chime.
The Lovers – Maybe. A possible soul mate connection. Choices need to be made. A need for clear communication.
The Chariot – No. The other person is too focused on their own goals at this point in time.
Strength – Yes. Especially if all you’re after is fun and frolics.
The Hermit – No. This is a time of isolation from others. Use this time wisely to learn from past mistakes.
The Wheel – Maybe. It’s all down to timing. Do you feel lucky? If so, go for it!
Justice – Maybe. Legal issues could prevent you from being together.
The Hanged Man – Yes, but only if the situation can be transformed by gaining a new perspective.
Death – No
Temperance – Yes, but healing may be needed first.
The Devil – No. Stay away as there is a risk of codependency. Cord cutting may be indicated.
The Tower – No. Acts of God are keeping you apart.
The Star – Yes. Your wildest dreams are about to come true!
The Moon – Maybe. Caution isΒ advised. Deception or self-delusion could be indicated.
The Sun – Yes!
Judgment – Maybe, but nothing will remain the same and you have to be prepared to put the past firmly where it belongs… in the past!
The World – Yes. Usually indicates two soul mate lovers who are finally allowed to just enjoy each other – All the lessons are done and dusted, and the karma is cleared.


Ace of Wands – Yes. For a hook-up. Says nothing about longer term.
Ace of Cups – Definitely… complete with rose-tinted glasses!
Ace of Swords – Yes. For hearing from someone. Says nothing about the future of the relationship.
Ace of Pentacles – Yes to sensual pleasures and exchange of gifts. Could be good longer term too but not as strong as the Ace of Cups.


Two of Wands – Maybe. Look closely at what it is that irritates you about the other person. They are acting as a mirror.
Two of Cups – Yes. This love is about to be reciprocated.
Two of Swords – Maybe, probably a platonic outcome
Two of Pentacles – Maybe. Many factors are influencing this situation and that is why it’s still in the balance.


Three of Wands – Yes
Three of Cups – Yes
Three of Swords – No
Three of Pentacles – Yes

Bear in mind with all 3’s that a third-party could be involved!


Four of Wands – Yes. It’s likely that you will live together.
Four of Cups – No
Four of Swords – Maybe, probably a platonic outcome
Four of Pentacles – No


Five of Wands – No
Five of Cups – No, recent past hurt makes new love impossible
Five of Swords – No. Vitriol, aggression, envy and hatred have the upper hand
Five of Pentacles – No. Money troubles could be a factor


Six of Wands – Yes
Six of Cups – Yes. Soul mate lover alert!
Six of Swords – Yes. A good sign that you’re over the worst of it if you’ve been going through a rough patch.
Six of Pentacles – Maybe. Make sure that there is equality in giving and taking!


7 of Wands – No. Too many rivals and big egos at play!
7 of Cups – No. Confusion is a factor
7 of Swords – No. Actually, this is the ‘Hell no, run the other way!!’ card
7 of Pentacles – Maybe, but it may take longer than you are prepared to wait. Patience is required.


8 of Wands – Yes… Unexpectedly!
8 of Cups – No
8 of Swords – No
8 of Pentacles – No


9 of Wands – No. Mistrust is an issue.
9 of Cups – Yes! Your desires are about to manifest.
9 of Swords – No. Fear is creating distance between you.
9 of Pentacles – No, but happiness and contentment are achieved from within.


10 of Wands – No
10 of Cups – Yes, and it will last. The emotional compatibility is excellent.
10 of Swords – No, but at least the suffering will soon be over and you can look to the future.
10 of Pentacles – Yes, and your grandchildren will reminisce about how happy you two were.


Blessed Be!



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Comments 89

  1. Er

    Hi! We’re after a breakup since a few months (were together a few years) and I asked will we be in a marriage and draw 4 swords. And I asked will we be together (not necessarily a marriage) and then I draw the Devil. It seems strange for me as it tells me that maybe we will be in a marriage but we will not be together. What do you think about it?

  2. Brit

    Hi Lisa,

    After an on again off again relationship/friendship whatever you wish to call it..I asked (will he contact me), after 1 month of zero contact. I pulled knight of cups followed by 8 of wands. I believe the knight of cups represents him (scorpio) he’s going to pop up unexpectedly with some form of communication or offer. I pulled these cards 3 weeks ago..I thought 8 of wands was a fast action card when it came to timing? Am I interrupting the cards right?

    1. admin

      Hi Brit, Unless you asked specifically ‘When?’ the 8 of Wands could also indicate the quality of his communication, such as a ‘quick note.’ Timing is tricky with the Tarot. You need to decide on a system that works for you and stick to it. Blessings, Lisa

  3. Fs

    Hi, I asked if I will be in a relationship in 2016. And the outcome card is 10 of pentacles. According to your interpretation it’s a yes πŸ™‚ can you confirm?

    Which really makes me happy as the couple of years have been horrible in my emotional life. Looks like things can also change for the better!
    Thanks for sharing your gift with us

    1. admin

      That is a big question to leave to a yes/no one card draw! A better question is ‘How can I manifest a mutually beneficial, reciprocal love relationship?’ Nothing is set in stone. Please don’t put too much stock in these types of readings and learn to use the Tarot in more empowering ways. Blessings, Lisa

  4. Robertt

    I asked if “i was gonna be in a relationship with this person” and received the world card but found out this person currently is in a relationship can you clarify

  5. blindedbyownmind

    hey Lisa, I pull a card for this question : “does he have intensions for a romantic relationship with me?” and I got Two of Wands, can you please tell me what does it means? Thanks

  6. Jess

    I asked if I wild hear back from someone I reached out to, and got The Star but reversed. I’m still trying to come to terms with what reversals really mean to me, so I’m not sure how to read this. Does the reversal negate the amazing positivity of the star?

    1. admin

      Hi Jess, There is no point in reading with reversals until you have decided what they mean to you. I recommend Mary K Greer’s book on reversals if you really feel the need to even use them. I don’t. Also, this is the type of question one is usually too attached to the outcome to be able to read on for oneself. It is likely that is the real reason you got a reversed card.

  7. ms ik

    Hey Lisa,
    I recently asked the cards whether I already knew the person that I was going to marry. Initially, I pulled the Magician. I was slightly confused and asked the question again. This time I pulled the Seven of Pentacles.
    A part of me figured that perhaps the wording of the question was abit off, because the personalities of individuals can change over time and therefore, you may not KNOW someone until they have matured etc. So, I changed the question to ‘have I already MET the person that I am going to marry?’ This time I pulled Wheel of Fortune.
    Now, I’m not necessarily confused by the three cards because I think they all suggest the same thing and that is ‘maybe’… However, things need to change for me (the magician) and the other person first before marriage is possibility – hence the ‘wait and see’ element of the Seven of Pents and ‘change in circumstances’ element of the Wheel of Fortune.

    What do you think? Is that question generally a dreadful one to answer? Lol

    1. admin

      I’m not sure you felt confused as The Magician is a ‘yes’…? It’s not a bad question to ask of the cards… but any time you keep asking and deciding to do a ‘best out of three’ because you don’t like the first answer, it’s a sign that you are not detached enough from the outcome to read on this for yourself. Blessings

  8. owain

    Hi lisa. Just done a cletic reading with the question whats to come for me over next two weeks for me regarding x. First card 6 cups. Futre 2 cups which is good but i got 8 cups as outcome. I dont really get what the 8 is saying or the 3 as a whole really.

  9. Bobbie

    Hi asked if I should contact ex and got ace of cups so pulled the fool as clarifying card. Both yes cards about beginnings? Wondering if he will respond?

    1. admin

      It’s irrelevant if he responds or not. Either way you will have your answer and won’t have to live with the ‘what ifs’ The only thing that matters is having the courage to follow your heart.

      1. Bobbie

        Thank you. Instead I ran into him. Had a feeling because I pulled the high priestess and just happened a month before at another location when I pulled the high priestess. How is the high priestess revelant to chance? Only know her as intuition?

          1. Bobbie

            Thank you! Very interesting. She has come up a lot since the breakup. Wondering what I’m missing from her message? Any ideas?

          2. admin

            It very much depends on the question/s you have been asking and how you have acted (or not) on the guidance… Have you been asking the same question over and over again? She could just be a message about trusting the intuitive message you have been getting instead of doubting it.

  10. Dimitris

    Hi, My name is Dimitris, I did cards about a woman and i got a few Queens. When i asked the Question about the Queen of Cups if she was the woman that the cards referred to the answer i got was 8 of Wands. Then i read on your list that the 8 of Wands is a YES answer with the word Unexpectedly next to it! I mean if its a YES its a YES right?? So….?

    1. admin

      You will hear from her. Now that you have had the answer, of course, you WILL expect it… but it will still happen unexpectly, as in ‘when you least expect it’ πŸ™‚

      1. Dimitris

        Hi Lisa, Thank you for your reply. Well i do communicate from time to time with this lady but with very short emails. The cards showed me that at some stage she will communicate with me in a much more intimate and personal way. there was a four of swords there which indicates waiting time anyway.So when i asked when this will happen the 8 of wands came up!! So this in a way makes sense because personaly i dont really expect it even now! But then again it’s good to leave things up to time and the universe to bring them when it would be the right time i guess!! Thank you.

  11. Lal

    Hi Lisa,
    First i asked the cards if he will ever love me. Cards said no. Then i asked if we will get married one day, and they said yes. Should i pick another card? Or what should i do? Thanks


    1. admin

      If a man loves you, you’ll know. If the cards said no, it’s likely to be true… if that’s the case, they don’t take kindly to the follow-up questions which doesn’t make sense if he doesn’t love you. Knowing how to ask respectfully and thoughtfully is paramount. If you take the piss, the cards take the piss right back.

  12. owain

    I asked if someone will cibtact me this month i drew the 3 of cups. I know this is a yes card but is it a card of communication ?

    1. admin

      Hi there, it depends on if you read with reversals or not. Personally, I don’t. But if you do then yes… Some people even use reversals for ‘no’ and upright cards for ‘yes.’ It’s all about find a system that works for YOU and then sticking to it. All the best!

  13. Nick

    I did past, present and future. My wuestion was what does life hold for me?. Got Lovers, Hierophant and Emperor. Translation please?

    1. admin

      Hi Nick, that is a very big question… Essentially, I would recommend asking ‘how can I make the most of life?’ rather than ‘what does life hold for me?’ – Life holds what we put into it… Also, please add your own interpretation with the question/reading as this is not a free reading service. I’m happy to help with any bit you get stuck on! Blessings and Happy New Year!

  14. owain

    Hi i would like some help on this pls. I did a 3 card past present future and my question was will i hear from her this month. I had the 10 of cups the sun and the ace of swords. Could i please have your opinion on this thanks

  15. Evangeline

    Hi I did a spread asking if it will work. I dont see anything about kings and queens, plus i drew 4 reversed. Im trying to figure out if this relationship is worth trying to fix or throw in the towel. What I’ve researched about the cards so far have been spot on about how both of us are feeling and with judgement as the outcome, that the relationship has been close to ending but may revive at the last minute. Can I get some insight into what my reading means? The woman who did my reading was an amateur and it is all unclear. I want this relationship to work but I don’t want to continue wasting my time if it is actually doomed.
    What I drew was-
    My hopes: hierophant (reversed)
    My fears: queen of pentacles
    His hopes: king of wands
    His fears: 10 of pentacles (reversed)
    Strength: the lovers (reversed)
    Weakness: the emperor (reversed)
    Outcome: judgement

    1. admin

      What spread did you use? I’m happy to help with the odd card you’re stuck on but you’ll have to interpret the spread yourself. I simply don’t have enough hours in the day.

          1. rhysrod

            Not that particular question No. I know the cards get confused. I did a one card yes or no which i feel can be a bit unreliable. But i had the ace of cups for the same question. Left it two days had the ace of cups again.

  16. rhysrod

    Hi done a past present future reading asking if my ex would contact me this November. My cards were king of cups knight of cups and 6 of cups. I’m learning atm any advice would be great

  17. Ana

    Hi!!! I asked if he is gonna come back … Got the queen of cups. We were an instant match and a quite fast/strong relationship. All of a sudden he said he never fell but he always made me feel very loved.

  18. Deb Stanes

    Had a reading. Cards were read on man I still love but is currently with someone else. Tower card came up. Reader said the union will end.

  19. Kat

    I’m glad I came across this site, very informative. I would like to ask a question idk if you can help me but here it goes…I’ve been working with this guy for a while, we always talk as coworkers and tell each other about our day, we chit chat etc. He happened to invite me to the movies this weekend and we had a good time. I am a beginner with the tarot. I did a reading and the question I asked was if this guy is interested in me/does he like me? I got 10 of pentacles, the devil, 6 of cups, queen of swords, queen of wands, queen of cups. I have been trying all day to interpret this and I cant. I am fairly new at this. Can anyone help? Thank you πŸ™‚

  20. Ana Rodrigues (@anariodrigues)

    Hey! I have a question. I asked if I should get over him or not. However, I have a mix feeling about the cards. The lovers, the hanging man and the world appear to me. I just, I don’t know. I feel like I shouldn’t get over him. I feel like the universe is telling me to wait. Because, I feel like, if I really should get over him, cards like The Tower, Devil or so would appear.
    Bu the way, I have a crush on this guy, and I’m still recovering from a breakup. But I don’t know, there’s something about him…
    If I feel like the universe is telling me not to, is it really?

  21. Leya Schiller

    I do angel readings on a website for people and my friend does tarot readings for people. I had asked him to draw a card for this situation. I’m very interested in someone for a love interest. A friend of mine who also knows this man stopped talking to me (another woman). He asked his cards if she was jealous of me and got the empress (reversed). Is this a yes answer? πŸ™‚

    1. Lisa Frideborg

      There is no set way of reading yes/no questions so unless you have defined if reversals are yes or no… and if the Empress is yes or now… there is no way of telling. So you should ask your friend how he interprets the Empress reversed. Personally, I do not read with reversals. The Empress can be jealous but does a reversal negate or amplify this trait? If your friend knows what he is doing, he will know how to answer this question.

  22. sunflowerpower

    Oh dear. Did a reading on how a guy I’ve been struggling against feels about me, now that we’ve had our most serious fight then cooled down from it. This is one of those red hot, always fighting, passionate ones. He’s Italian, so am I, we can’t live with each other, can’t live without each other. This was the fight to end all fights and all relationships!

    It’s been 3 weeks of no contact, so I asked a yes/no question (“Is he in love with me?”) and used The Celtic Cross. The layout answered: the Eight of Wands crossed by the Nine of Cups. Foundation was the Wheel, what could be next was The Emperor. Leaving was the Three of Coins. Near future, Two of Cups. Card 7, “him”, Page of Coins. Card 8, his environment and possibly me, The Empress. Hopes and fears, Ten of Swords. Outcome: Hierophant.

    My interp of this is he has realized I’m “the one” – a thing he has been resisting since we first met – and wants to focus more on love than what he wanted to focus on previously: a creative project brought us together and he wanted me to be Platonic Petunia because of it. Looks to me he’s finally caught up with my opinion creativity can come later and he and I are destined so “stop fighting it, dingbat!” I don’t want to imagine things, but: The Empress AND The Emperor, same reading? Wheel of Fortune (fate and destiny) as the foundation? Two of Cups, near future? Ending with The Hierophant???

    I guess I should I invite you guys to the wedding… :/

    1. Lisa Frideborg

      No, not necessarily. The CC is not a great spread to use for this type of reading… also, I would advice against doing this type of reading when you are emotionally attached to the outcome as well as reading on the same situation more than once. This really is a classic case when getting a professional reading would be a GREAT idea.

  23. ravi chandran (@funmoon007)

    Dear Lisa
    Can you help me by reading the spread given below
    reveal me the person who will share my love and life in the days to come.
    Love & Me — King of cups
    Situation — The emperor
    Challenges –.Ace of coins
    Recent Past –.Nine of cups
    Near Future — Eight of swords
    The Loved One — Four of wands
    Love Advice — King of coins
    Long-term Potential — Ace of wands
    No reverse cards.
    I am from India and I had a online relationship with a girl from US, she wanted me to come to US so that we can start a family. She is divorced and has a daughter, I am never married and I love her to the core, but since the September of 2014 she is changed and I came to understand through tarot reading that she has met her old college friend and is involved with him.
    In spite of numerous messages she seems to ignore me. But I have decided to travel to US and prove my love to her.
    In order to know if she will be my future life partner I took this spread.
    I will be thankful if you can give me a good advice on the above cards.
    Thanking you.

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  25. kc

    Hi Lisa. Thanks so much for your reply. I have been really down and confused about a relationship and trying to seek answers for a sense of peace. I think right now, It’s best I let things go. Before hurting myself and those around me. For regardless of Wat the cards say…I dun think I am in an emotional state to deal with the situation. Thx again for your kind words Lisa. Much blessings to you.

  26. kc

    Hi Lisa. I love your website. It’s very informative πŸ™‚ however, I am a newbie and I was wondering if you can shed some light on a confusion I have. If I ask a question like – is the relationship over between us? – then pick the DEATH card. Do I read it as no or yes? Similarly if I ask – is he avoiding me – and pull 7 SWORDS – is it a no or yes? Thx so much πŸ˜‰

    1. Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

      Death for if it is over and you only pull one card to answer would be ‘no’ – HOWEVER, I don’t suggest pulling just one card for that. You did in fact pull another… yes? The 7 of Swords. Again, I believe you are looking for more indepth answers than you are getting from a one card draw. That would be a no. Your intuition is not agreeing. Why not try a full spread or get a professional Tarot reading instead?

  27. Tanti

    Dear Lisa, i tried to use the Yes / No, my question was : ” did he miss me …. “- so …. after a while, i got Heirophant as the answer, is that enough as the very answer? or it doesn’t matter if its reversed or up right? Thanks for sharing & look forward for your advice ~ Thankyou πŸ™‚

      1. megsiyordanova

        Ah, yes sorry. I was so concentrated in other cards meanings that I missed the beggining of the post. After I post my question I saw that you metioned them…. hmh. Sorry πŸ™‚

  28. Ami

    This works perfectly! I pulled out a reversed Knight of cups in asking if he loves me? Then if he loved me and got the Moon. I took the courts out and as I was shuffling before I even finished asking mentally the question, this card turned over. Temperance.

    1. Sg

      Lisa, your resources never cease to amaze me! Love your websites and appreciate all the work you put into them. Thank you ever so much.

  29. Seeing Through Dark

    Hi Lisa
    This is a great post as usual. It worked for me. I asked if he really loves me and I got Six of Swords and we have actually been on rough terms in last 3-4 weeks. Then I asked if there was a chance for a long-term together and I got Page of Wands, and Hierophant. I agree that he has lots of Aries in him and my Page qualities are very important & attractive to him (he’s Sun,Moon,Venus,Mercury in Aries). Great help really.

    However I shared the link on a forum and a fellow member asked what if the card is reversed? will this mean a NO or just the yes/No of that card is weakened. I don’t use reversals but I guess other people do.

    Your thoughts on this are awaited. Thank you yet again. Lots of Blessings

    1. Lisa Frideborg Lloyd

      Thanks for sharing STD, glad you found this post helpful in interpreting your own one card draws. For this method, I do *not* use reversals. However, I list yes-no techniques that do use reversals in the post linked right at the top of this article – here is the link again:

      This list is based on how I connect with the cards through the Reading the Gap technique:

      When I started connecting energetically with the cards in the way I describe there, I found reading with reversals superfluous.

      Hope this helps,

      Love & Blessings,


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