Other than ‘Will he come back?,’ the most popular question I get asked is ‘When will I meet The One?’… as in the one you marry, settle down and start a family with. So I thought we would look at some card combinations that
The card combinations below show various combinations of cards that indicate that this is the person you will settle down with, either by moving in together or getting married.
This is by no means comprehensive but it does cover all the main cards indicating long-term love, settling down and tying the knot.
Some of you may wonder about the choice of the Ace of Swords here. The Ace of Swords is traditionally
associated with the Element of Air and intellectual pursuits as well as communication. However, there is also a long tradition of using this card as an indicator for proposals because of the similarity between the crown and a ring!
And when you think about it… there would be no wedding unless the intent to wed was communicated through the proposal! “Will you marry me?” is one of the biggest questions a person could ask of another person.
Feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section below!
A classic proposal
Another version of a traditional wedding proposal
Great love that leads to moving in together
New love leads to moving in together and then tying the knot
A passionate/sexual connection leads to deeper emotions and marriage
An arranged marriage
A happy wedding with continued married bliss (and yes, you still have to work at it!)
A soulmate relationship ending in marriage
Hope you enjoyed this post and find the suggestions here helpful when reading for self and others.
Hey, Lisa! I’ve been getting reacquainted with someone I’ve always considered a soulmate from childhood and I asked what is most likely about to happen between us relationship wise and the 1st four cards pulled were: Lovers, Ace of Swords, Strength (he’s a Leo), and 3 of cups. I also read base/bottom cards and got the 4 of pentacles. I interpreted so far that he/we make a conscious choice to settle together or friends who decide to enter into a union. The next cards were 8 of swords, 9 of wands, knight of cups, and 6 of Pentacles which I interpreted as someone emerging from their fears of commitment, ready to make that next step, offering to be a provider. Also made me think of some sort of announcement with cause for celebration. What’s your take/advice before I let my imagination run wild? 🙂
Did you just pull cards from the top of the deck or did you use a spread. It sounds like an intuitive draw rather than a spread and if it is I can’t really comment because i can’t SEE the cards. How I would read a draw like this depends a LOT on the story told by the images. And yes, of course there is a chance that you are letting your imagination run wild if you are attached to the outcome.
I usually do intuitive readings and I used rider waite, pulling from the top with the exception of the 4 of pentacles. Bottom usually tells the heart of the situation for me. He has admitted to wanting to marry me since our teens which is why I was curious to have your take on the reading.
It is virtually impossible to comment on a reading done in this style unless you can see the cards so I have nothing further to add. If this is important to you, I recommend getting a professional reading.
I have been waiting for the right time to get a reading from you 🙂 Maybe it’s time. I’d like clarity concerning 2 men. What are your US rates and where do I pay?
The services page can be found here: http://angelorum.co/work-with-lisa/tarot-and-angel-card-reading-services/ A One Question reading is GBP 25 which is roughly USD 40. PayPal does the conversion before you confirm the purchase. I am fully booked this week, so it would have to be some time next week. Blessings
Lisa, I really enjoyed this post showing the relational meaning of the card trios! It really helped me to solidify the individual card meanings and the potential combined meanings.
I humbly request more posts of this kind explaining commonly accepted card trio meanings! I think it’s a great way to learn!
Thanks! I love all your informative posts!
Thanks for the feedback, I will certainly contemplate doing more posts on card combinations! Blessings
Hi Lisa , On Dec 15 , 2014 , I pulled three cards , The Hierophant , 2 of cups , Ace of swords , what is this mean these combinations ?
It depends on the question
Thank you, that was really good and made sense to me. I love your sites. : )
You’re welcome! 🙂
You’re the best! Thank you and that’s exactly what I’m going to do! ❤️
On a side note all, all week long no matter what spread I’ve used, even CC, the Knight of Cups winds up as my final card 4 out of the six times I’ve done a reading, even just a generalized question on CC when I just asked to show me my romantic future. Other questions were about Philip. CONSISTENTLY getting the 9 of Cups as well. The one reading about him that didn’t have the Knight of Cups as the outcome was this one:. 3 card past, present, future Sun, 9 of Cups & 4 of Wands. I’ve never had the cards be so consistently positive before. But I’m afraid to be too happy about it. Feels like they’re speaking to me tho, I must say.
I asked if Philip and I will fall in love. He is a former love from 27 yrs ago that found me one year ago when we were both fresh out of breakups. Sparks flew, love even, but it was toon soon for us both. One year later exactly he has shown back up, enthusiastically. I did a 3 card past, present, future. I pulled Ace of Swords, Knight of Wands and 10 of Cups. It looks and feels quite positive but doesn’t quite fit into the marriage spreads above. Thoughts?
Chill on the marriage side of things. He just wants to know if you can have fun together and go with the flow. Lower your expectations on commitment for now and only go there to see if this is something that would be mutually beneficial. Play and have fun – that’s what the Knight of Wands would do!
Hi Lisa! Such a wonderful post!
My spread I got the Sun, the Queen of cups and the four of cups. Can you please give me your insight on what this might mean? I always have trouble when I have to read for myself since I’m scared of not being objective.
Thank you in advance!
I can’t really tell unless you tell me what the question was and what spread you used.
hi Lisa…..nice one!!! so what does 9 of pentacles,6 of pentacles n 8 of wands means……arrows for me is beginning of love isnt it ??? but dont know about other two ….can u guide pls 🙂
I don’t see love at all in these cards, Jasmine. The beginning of love would be the Ace of Cups. The 9 of Pentacles could indicate a need for self-sufficiency.
What would you say about Ace of Swords, Devil and 9 of cups? Confused as to meaning of the devil here..
I would say it depends on the rest of the spread or did you only pull three cards? Are there positional meanings to consider? The Devil in a relationship usually signifies co-dependency, abuse or toxicity… the Sword could indicate a need for cord cutting and the 9 of Cups wishful thinking. But again, it depends… Either way, emotional freedom is a big theme here.
Does getting the hierophant(1st.), knight of cups(2nd), ace of wands(3rd) change the meaning?
My intuition is saying that it does have different meaning and that it might not be positive. I’m new to tarot 🙂
Rule #1 – trust your intuition!
Will getting the hierophant(1st), knight of cups(2nd) and ace of wands(3rd) change the meaning?
My intuition is saying that this might not be good.
Not necessarily but it all depends on any other cards in the spread. Always trust your intuition.
The world popped out of the deck so I guess that also signified “endings”. Thanks. I enjoy reading your blog! Helpful to learn. Although I’m beginning to think there must be a special “connection” to be able to do tarot. I’m not very psychic. Do you have any recommendation spreads on healing posts?
So using what I just learned from you.
The reason why I am hurt?
5 of pentacles, 2 of wands, temperance
I guess 2 of wands coming in between the 5 of pentacles means that a “literal move/change of settings” will help me heal. But the question was “why am I hurt?” Hmm, I’m stumped. I understand the “rejection” card. It’s pretty hard to read the cards in relation to one another…
what can I do to get over it?
The high priestess, fool, moon
The high priestess, and moon parallel one another. So maybe “trust my gut, stop being a fool, and delusional” The delusion referring probably to the fact that “he wasn’t a good guy”.
The cards can be quite literal sometimes.
I almost usually interpret the “fool” as being free especially in the case of this question. Could it refer to “freeing” myself from “illusion”.
Love to hear your thoughts on these cards. I read your posts on them.
I asked about intentions towards me to someone whom I’m not in contact with. I received 2 of cups, ace of swords, and temperance. I understand the 2 of cups. How does the ace of swords figure in as commitment? Temperance is about blending so I take this as a good sign. I think there might be another woman in the picture but I’m not sure. As intentions, these cards seem pretty good.
Another possibility with the Ace of Swords coming between the 2 of Cups and Temperance is that he is cutting all contact permanently in order to heal. Sounds more likely if he’s not actually in touch. Sorry to be a wet blanket.
No, it okay. Sounds more reasonable. Makes more sense. It wouldn’t have worked out. Thanks for the great insight! Now it’s time for my own healing!
you’re welcome. many healing blessings!
So what you are saying is that regardless if you see the Heirophant OR justice it still means marriage in this case? What if either of these cards are reversed next to the other cards? Do they still carry the same positive yes or would you tell your client ” it is less likely to end in marriage due to issues that might be shown by the other cards”?
Hi Gina, that’s a VERY hypothetical since I don’t need reversals to connect with the message of the cards. I would say it depends more on other things… Like what spread has been used, card positions… and yes… surrounding cards – especially the outcome card! For instance, if the first cards pulled was the 7 of Swords and the Outcome card was the Devil… it might LOOK like things were going to end well but the other person is obviously up to no good!
Ok yes 🙂 I suppose if you dont read reversals then that of course is considered as well. I myself get torn about reversals. I would love an article of how you decided not to read with them and why. I find that I like too but there has clearly been times when not reading with them would have given me a much different outcome. Thanks again!
Your wish is my command! 🙂 http://www.tarotize.com/2011/11/tarot-reversals-and-why-i-dont-use-them.html
I tried this for my partner and me and I got 9 of cups, 8 of cups and ace of cups. As you must have guessed I was over joyed to see the 1st and the last cards but the 8 of cups confused me. So I tried again and this time I got Queen of cups, Page Of wands and Page of Cups. So finally, I managed to confuse myself even further. Please help me to read this.
Oh dear, don’t lay the cards out when they don’t make sense the first time around – it ALWAYS leads to more confusion.
The 8 of Cups could indicate that you will have to change the emotional dynamics on a quite fundamental level in order to have a new beginning (Ace of Cups). OR, it could indicate that you will jump ship soon and find new love!
Thanks for your prompt reply. I shall go with the first option, hopefully rather than leave a nice person 🙂
I recently lost a promise ring and kept getting the ace of swords when asking where it might be. The same thought went through my head about the crown looking like a ring 😉
There you go, you see 😉