Past Life Connection Tarot Spread (Revised)


Do You Have a Past Life Connection?

Are you in a soul mate relationship? If you are with someone with whom you share a past life connection, then you probably know it is rarely straightforward. The reason you keep incarnating together with souls from the same soul group is that there is unresolved karma between you. There is one exception and that is when souls incarnate to help humanity ascend. Then they come together not to resolve karma but to serve the All together.

This (revised) ten-card spread can be used for lovers but also for anyone you sense you have a past life connection with. Also, please note that soul mates come in many forms and relationship constellations. A soul which was in a previous past life your grandmother could be your son or even boss in this lifetime. This Tarot spread will help you understand the deeper underlying currents of your relationship rooted in past lives. It will also give you an understanding of the karmic lesson(s) at hand.


Past Life Connection Tarot Spread Positional Meanings

1. Nature of Past Life Connection: This card gives you clues about the nature of your connection in a key or most recent past life.

2. Spiritual Lesson: This card indicates what the spiritual lesson for this past life was.

3. You: This card gives you clues about who you were and/or how you related to the other person.

4. The Other Person: This card gives you clues about who the other person was and/or how they related to you.

5. How You Did: This card indicates how you did in terms of learning the spiritual lesson of this past life.

6. Current Incarnation Spiritual Lesson: This card represents the spiritual lesson you and the other person have come together to learn in this incarnation.

7. You: How you are currently doing in this incarnation. This card describes your needs, fears, desires etc

8. The Other Person: How the other person is currently doing in this incarnation. This card describes their needs, fears, desires etc

9. Action Advice: What to do in order to create the maximum amount of growth and progress

10. Action Advice for the Other Person: What they can do in order to create the maximum amount of growth and progress



1. Nature of Past Life Connection: The Knight of Wands – The chemistry was off the charts and there was a spirit of adventure when you were last together. Perhaps you emigrated or did some groundbreaking work together. Had the other cards been different, with one of the personality cards showing that the person in question was likely to be straying, the Knight of Wands could have indicated third-party interference.

2. Spiritual Lesson: 10 of Pentacles – To grow together by creating a family unit and leaving a legacy for future generations.

3. You: 10 of Cups – You were the loving and dutiful wife.

4. The Other Person: 4 of Wands – They were the loving husband who put his heart and soul into building a home for his family. He may even have built it with his own hands.

5. How You Did: Queen of Cups – You successfully achieved your goal of a happy family life where the emotional side of both parties felt deeply nurtured.

6. Current Incarnation Spiritual Lesson: 4 of Cups – To function as a vessel for tears.

7. You: 3 of Cups – A bringer of joy and creative mojo.

8. The Other Person: 5 of Pentacles – A bringer of austerity measures.

9. Action Advice You: 3 of Swords – To limit your impulse to reach out and have the same limit of intimacy you got accustomed to in the past life.

10. Action Advice the Other Person: The Lovers – To reach out and acknowledge the love you still have for each other as souls as well as personalities.


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  1. I loved doing this spread! Thanks a lot Raven! 🙂 I did it on a friend and I did stumble a little, though. Hehe

    1. Nature of Past Life Connection: Queen of Wands – An open, passionate filled, inspiring, fun, strong bond relationship with a lot of spark.

    2. Spiritual Lesson: 6 of Wands – Freedom of expression? Unsure of this card, would appreciate the help.

    3. You: 6 of Swords – I was optimistic and brought a renewed sense of hope (perhaps we were best friends before anything else). I was his inspiration.

    4. The Other Person: 9 of Wands (The Moon dropped out as well) – Unsure of this card, would appreciate the help.

    5. How You Did: 3 of Cups – We successfully achieved our goal of a true and supportive friendship where there was joy, love and positive experiences.

    6. Current Incarnation Spiritual Lesson: The Temperance – To help heal? To bring peace, balance and harmony? Another one I would appreciate help with.

    7. You: 2 of Cups – A bringer of trust, understanding, empathy and open communication.

    8. The Other Person: 2 of Wands – A bringer of independence???

    9. Action Advice: The Empress – Healing by lovingly nurturing self and others???

    10. Action Advice for the Other Person: 9 of Cups – Being in the flow of giving and receiving. Be open.

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      1. Aww, well thank you!! Proud moment!! 🙂 I do, however, have one question. What does 4, The Other Person 9 of Wands with the Moon dropping out mean in this position, as well as the 6 of Wands in position 2?

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  2. I received the following cards and I’m not sure what this all really means. I’m not sure if anyone can help me decipher this.

    1. Ace of cups
    2. The magician
    3. 5 of pentacles
    4. The sun
    5. The moon
    6. Page of swords
    7. 2 of cups
    8. 5 of cups
    9. 3 of cups
    10. The emperor

  3. Hey this is a past life reading on my current lover and I. I would love your thoughts thank you and blessings.

    1. The moon
    2. 5 of wands
    3. 10 of cups
    4. Death
    5. The hermit
    6. The hanged man
    7. Page of cups
    8. 10 of swords
    9. 5 of cups
    10. 9 of swords

    It looks like life may not have been easy in the past life, but things seem to look grim on our current life…

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      Hi Sarai, Please provide your own interpretation and then I can help with any card / combination you may be stuck on. Unfortunately, I don’t have time to do whole reading interpretations. Love, Lisa

  4. I did this spread for my relationship with my mother because its one of those love/hate relationships. I was intrigued by how many major arcana cards came up at first and then looking at the rest it got even more interesting.

    1 – Wheel of fortune
    2 – 7 of coins
    3 – 7 of swords
    4 – The Tower
    5 – Ace of swords
    6 – Death
    7 – The Fool
    8 – The High Priest
    9 – 5 of wands

    So I think basically I did something bad that wrecked my mothers past life, not necessarily coz I was a bad person but maybe I pushed things too far, or did the wrong thing for the right reason or something like that and that I regretted it or at least it changed my way of thinking. So now she gets stuck being a mother and mentor to a person she hates so she can get rid of that baggage and I have to start from the beginning and pay off my karmic debt and accept that everything is my fault. LOL

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      Hi Dee, anybody can clear ANY karma INSTANTLY through a simple act of forgiveness… Pray for guidance if you can’t see this clearly yet. The cards reflect what is… YOU still have the power to choose a different karmic destiny if you can find it in your heart to forgive and let go of the past. Blessings, Lisa

  5. I just want to Thank You for this one, it truly helped me to understand some underlying issues I had not dealt with fully.
    I have been having dreams about my ex-boyfriend and realized there were unresolved issues there that truthfully I thought were done with.
    When I was 15, I fell in love hard and I know he did too. The problem is we were so young and hadn’t really found ourselves individually so after 4 years the relationship ended for good. But the problem was that I too quickly got involved with someone else (I am still with that person today, 18 years later) so I never fully grieved the loss of my first love.
    This spread helped me to see our souls journeys and how we interacted with one another and what it was we were supposed to learn.
    I am now taking the next step of working on these specific lessons so that I can fully move on with my now hubby, and I know he will appreciate it too 🙂
    Peace, Love & Happiness to you always!

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      Thank you so much for sharing and feeding this back to me. It always makes me happy when someone has been helped by one of my spreads. Love and Blessings, Lisa

  6. I really enjoyed this one!

    Here’s what I’ve come up with for my boyfriend (soulmate/twinflame):

    1—Nature of Past Life Connection
    We were lovers, partners, and companions.

    2—Spiritual Lesson for Past Life
    3 of Pentacles
    We were brought together to work together for growth, gain mastery, improve, and develop on this physical plane.

    3—Me: Who I was and How I related to Him.
    The World
    I was fulfilled, complete, and everything he wanted/needed. (Wholeness)

    4—Him: Who was he and How was he related to me.
    3 of Wands
    He was a partner I could count on to assist with the completion of the ultimate goal. We worked together to make things happen.

    5—How We Did in terms of learning spiritual lesson:
    4 of Swords
    Perhaps, attainment of the “ultimate goal” slipped away, as something made us pause our mission. Perhaps someone got ill or died, aborting the mission too soon. I would assume that it was him who took ill, looking at the imagery of my tarot cards. On the lover’s card (center), an angel with a bow and arrow is about to shoot the person on the right (which is where his card lies).

    There is a reoccurring theme of “work” with both the 3 of pentacles and 3 of wands. As well as a theme of “partnership” with both the lover’s card and the 3 of wands. I also see a reoccurring theme of “travel” with both the world card and the 3 of wands. So, I can assume that we were a traveling couple who worked together for some purpose. But in the end, we paused, stopped, or someone took ill or died. And perhaps this form of “travel” is through lifetimes. Looking deeper, I am beginning to believe that our relationship through these lifetimes is to play the vital role in one another’s lives to reach the next level that will perhaps ultimately lead to our ascension.



    6—Current Incarnation Spiritual Lesson… What did we come to learn this incarnation?
    6 of Pentacles
    We came to learn how to use our gifts and talents to help one another and the world. To give of ourselves. Or perhaps… settle our karmic debts.

    7—Me…How am I doing in this carnation? Needs, fears, desires, etc.
    I am on a spiritual quest. I need spirituality and have a strong desire to further my spirituality. I am here to learn and to teach.
    (The irony is: Astrologically, spirituality is a key factor for me in this lifetime. A lot of ninth house. I am also often depicted as the High Priestess in readings.)

    8—Him…How is he doing? Needs, fears, desires, etc.
    10 of Pentacles
    He is here for family OR to reach the the final attainment (10) of some level within all of this, and perhaps, that attainment may be reached through family.

    9—Advice…What can we do to progress and bring harmony to the relationship?
    3 of Swords
    We are here to conquer any pain that comes our way, work through it, grow, and emerge from within the darkness, making us stronger than what we were before.

    Looking at cards 6 and 9, it appears that we are here to settle our karmic debts, conquer any pain that comes our way…deal through these pains, as oppose to reacting in a way that would create more karmic debts, so that we can ultimately ascend.


    Other things I notice:
    Our Past and Current Spiritual Lessons (1 and 6) are both pentacles. The last life was 3, current life is 6, which shows that perhaps we have shown some type of improvement from the last life, but are still working to reach the final goal.

    I also noticed that my role in both the past and present, my cards were major arcana cards—(his weren’t)—which leads me to believe that I have a major responsibility in furthering this mission of ours.

    There are also several 3s in the entire reading.
    The World (21)
    3 of Pentacles
    3 of Wands
    3 of Swords

    With three’s, I’ve learned that we create. Out of the partnership of the number two, comes offspring, births, new plans, creative ventures, etc. Sometimes three signifies death that makes way for new life–(ironically, that is the meaning of his first name). Also, the number 3 is often associated with Jupiter, which I consider a “good luck” planet…so, I like!

    Best tarot spread ever, Lisa!!!!

  7. Thank you very much.
    Interestingly I “saw” this spread inside my inner mind yesterday before falling asleep, though I only saw the positions of the cards, not what they meant at each position. So first of all that tells me this is the right spread to use for this question for me, and secondly I know now what each position means.

  8. So the queen of pentacles would be the courtcard for those being born in the last decan of Sagittarius and the first 2 decans of Capricorn?
    Do you know why this is so? Why the cards have been attributed like this?

    Also, about the “stalking card” – is there a spread you would recommend to see what it is trying to tell me?

      1. Wow! That was such a deep spread, Lisa!
        I am actually stunned, just spent minutes staring down at the cards.

        Well, this is how it looks like. My question was simply what message the Knight of Cups wants me to understand.

        1. main idea: Knight of Wands
        The sentence that flashed instantly through my mind was: “Allow the fire to burn bright!”
        Not sure where this came from, but I guess it is true. I need to allow the sparks of love, passion, creativity, whatever to burn bright, instead of trying to analyse them (and usually rationalise them away).
        Though it also tells me that there is no need and no use to get attached to an idea. If another spark flares up, so be it. No need to settle down just now.
        Probably it also has to do with NOT going with the thoughts – that I usually have- of: “This can never work, so I best not try it.”
        Instead this card tells me that I am supposed to: “Go for it!” whatever “it” might be.

        The card started to come up after coming home of attending to a convention for the TV-series “Vampire Diaries”, and it was something very unusual to do for me, as I was telling myself I am really to old for this stuff.
        But I really really enjoyed doing something out of the ordinary. And I am not too old for this stuff. I am just to cowardish to face the opinion of my family about this. lol
        Same goes for my passion for theatre and art and yes, also Tarot, that has flared up again, all pretty simultaneously. It might also involve me needing to admit at least to myself that I am definitely prone to crushing on someone.

        2. Who is behind this idea? King of Cups
        *gulps* Well, isn´t it somehow fitting, that one of the Cups-court cards appear, since it is the Knight of this suit that is haunting me?

        Maybe it even represents a person? Probably a man?
        Or if not, then what it represents might be the need to open my heart and to follow it.

        3. how to implement this idea into my life?: Nine of cups
        Okay, that is where I thought it is getting pretty creepy or fitting, I don´t know.
        Well, i guess “Seize the day” might be a good idea.
        Just enjoy my life? Can it be as simple as that?
        Or does it mean I need to be careful what i wish for for I just might get it?

        4. possible outcome: Wheel of Fortune
        So I guess whatever the outcome might be, it`s not for me to see right now. It will be unexpected, and probably I am in for a very big change in my life. Seeing that there were two cards out of the suit of cups probably this will relate to the area of the heart.

        5. Challenges: Six of Pentacles
        I need to make sure that there is a healthy balance, and that I am giving just as much as receiving or vice versa?

        What I find most interesting is the suits of card that is missing in the reading: Swords.
        The thing is that often – especially when I am insecure- I tend to act a bit like the Queen of Swords, and just take refuge to the mind instead of following the heart.
        To me this spread tells me clearly that it is time to change this approach.
        Well I`ve tried to do that for quite some time, maybe I have fallen back into old habits lately, and it is time to redirect my course again.

        BTW let me know if I am oversharing here. I tend to do this sometimes, it`s just that it helps me saying it aloud or writing it down to really understand it.

  9. Lisa,
    I did this past life spread to gain more clarity, and even though I shuffled all cards through, many of the same cards popped up again like in the other spread! And one card jumped out of the deck while shuffling.

    1. Nature of past lfie connection
    Three of wands:
    a creative connection with much open exchange of thoughts

    2. Spiritual Lesson:
    Hanged man
    ultimatively the connection had to be sacrificed

    3. Me:
    the World
    I was at the end of a cycle, prepared to start a new one probably, or maybe it also indicates that I was very attached to him, he meant “the world” to me so to speak.

    4. Him:
    Knight of Swords
    for him it was not a serious thing; as a matter of fact he might have been charming, but also selfish, lacking a certain warmth and capacity of emotional bonding, and was probably gone sooner than I would have expected

    5. How I did:
    Wheel of fortune
    I guess I didn´t have much of a choice. If the spiritual lesson was indeed about sacrifice and letting go of the connection, it might have felt like a fateful event to me. Maybe I couldn´t see him clearly because I was too much emotionally-spiritually involved.

    6. Current incarnation spiritual lesson:
    Six of cups
    Again this card. Maybe there is a strong emotional bond, and maybe one cause for this is that I might have not been ready for letting go of him in the last incarnation.
    Or the current lesson is in allowing someone coming emotionally close (which has not been easy for me in this life to be honest).

    7. Me:
    King of Pentacles
    Mmmh, difficult. I am not really materialistic. But I try to keep my feet on the ground and not believe in my dreams too much and have too high hopes that might be crushed.
    I guess there is a need or desire for security in me as well. Something real. (instead of words maybe? JUst thinking of the King of Swords being a man of words, but not really reliable, which might have let an impression on my soul)

    8. Him:
    LOL, yes you could say he is a Star (he`s actually a local performer, I seem to constantly cross path with, and a lot of weird stuff, synchronicities and coincidences have happened, which is the reason I asked about him in the first place).

    Anyway, more metaphorically, I guess he is very much the opposite of me, he is not afraid to pursue his dreams.

    9. Advice:
    9 of cups
    So, just make a wish, and be careful what I`m wishing for?
    Maybe it means that everything is or progresses exactly the way it should be, whatever that means.

    Oh and the card that popped out of my deck? the Knight of Cups

    1. Interesting. Again, I believe you have a pretty good handle on things here. However, charm is not usually an attribute associated with Knight of Swords. That’s not to say he wasn’t – It’s my birthday court card, after all. Haha! 😛
      So he’s a ‘Star’ and both the 6 of Cups and the Knight of Cups wanted to come out to play, huh? Can’t wait to hear the rest!

      1. Yes, you´re right. Charm is not really the Knight of Sword`s forte, and actually the charm of this gentleman is more in his slightly provoking straightforward attitude and humour. He has Sun-Moon-conjunction in Sag on his MC, with mercury also in Sag, squaring Mars-Jupiter-conjunction in Virgo. I can relate to the foot-in-mouth-syndrome though, so I find him rather charming, knowing other people might not really see it like this. lol

        How do I know my birthday court card?

        Oh and yes, the Knight of Cups is the card that has popped up most often since june this year. I don´t really know why. But he`s kind of following me around.

        1. Hey, you can pull a card to clarify why another card is stalking you – or even create a spread around it!

          The Queens are 2/3’s cardinal (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn), picking up the last decan of the sign before to make up the rest.

          In the same way, Knights are 2/3’s fixed and the Kings are 2/3’s mutable.

          Hence, the Knight of Cups is 2/3’s Scorpio and, even though I’m a Capricorn, my birthday court card is the Knight of Swords – 2/3’s Aquarius – since I’m born in the last decan of Capricorn.

          A saggie born in the last decan would be a Queen of Pentacles…

          Clear as mud? 😀

  10. @ayu this is what your cards tell me. I am putting logic and reason away. Not considering any traditional meanings attached to the cards, just writing what I hear. See whether it makes some sense for you
    1 – possessiveness, clinging and insecurity in relation
    2- with the other, develop the talent of understanding and appreciating the deep segnificance and beauty of simple activities in day to day material world
    3- you were related with the other purely due to the cosmic forces and not as a result of your own actions
    4- considering the 3 and 4 together you were linked with the other to bring in afundamental transformation in the life of the other
    5- you trodded the destined path well showing determination and putting in losts of efforts successfully – played your destined role well- however at the end of it while you were looking forward to what next there was also a feeling of sadness / loneliness
    6- you both are again linked together because there is a message coming to you two. message / illumination will come suddenly in the most unexpected manner when you are together
    7 – you are a bright, happy personality and and feel lucky about having the other person in your life. Also wish to share all your simple pleasures in life with the other person
    8- the other person has a feeling of deep love for you and is offering care and emotional happiness to you
    9- advice is to go ahead with confidence you will achieve your goals and get feeling of satisfaction in case you are aiming at something related to the relationship with the other person. In case you already have a settled relationship then it means take time look back and you would realize your achievements and feel happy about it

  11. No worries Lisa lol. The thing is, I don’t want to give myself wrong ideas and do the wrong thing! But indeed it has given me food for thought! Thanks x.

  12. Thanks again Lisa… another good post. I am fascinated by this and will try it out. All my family are in for it!!! haha. Blessings, Cath xx

  13. Hi Lisa

    I felt like you read me lol. Because out of all the spreads recommended in your blog, this is one which I did for myself before the Venus spread which you taught few days ago.

    If I get the following, would you be kind enough to give me some guidance based on what I intepret?

    1 – 4 of pentacles : We were too possessive of each other over many aspects of our life?
    2 – 3 of pentacles : We definitely learn alot from each other along the way?
    3 – Wheel of fortune : Fate definitely linked us together right from the past?
    4 – Death : Our relationship definitely renewed all old, outdated mindset this person has?
    5 – 3 of wands : I definitely learn alot from this relationship to prepare myself for a far more enriching life ahead?
    6 – Knight of wands : We can have fun together??
    7 – 4 of wands : I can possibly form a family with this person?
    8 – Ace of cups : Lovers?
    9 – Page of wands : We shouldn’t be afraid and move forward?

    I find it amazing how the major arcana cards are drawn in similar positions, what we think of each other in the past life. And the Pentacles in our past life versus the Wands in our current life. Also the numbers 3 and 4 are recurring. I have a feeling there are alot of lessons to learn in our next few life together because 3 and 4 are not even close to 10.

    Apologies for long message, any advice from you will be appreciated Lisa!

    X ayu.

    1. Ayu, I’m sorry. I don’t have time to do an individual interp of a whole spread! I can tell it has given you food for thought and I’m sure the answers will come to you… Blessings, Lisa x

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