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The Love You Deserve Tarot Spread

The Love You Deserve

Over the holidays, I watched ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower‘ with my eldest daughter and it had enough of an impact to affect my dreams that night. One quote, in particular, stood out:

We accept the love we think we deserve.

The truth of this statement is proven to me on an almost daily basis by the questions asked by clients who seek to redeem an abusive or toxic relationship, wondering if their abusive lover will return to them…
Wondering also if they will change but not making the return conditional on that change because they do not believe they deserve any better.

What love do you think you deserve? How is this matched by your reality? Who is in your life and how do they reflect your sense of self-worth back to you?

The real truth is that we are all worthy of unconditional love and there is nothing we need to do to prove our worth. Once you realise your worth, you learn to shut the door firmly behind abusive and toxic people. You know that they are not your only chance of love. In fact, you know that love looks nothing like the counterfeit you experienced in the past.


The Tarot can help you understand what you think you deserve (card 1) and also why this is (card 2). Pull two more cards – one to show you what romantic love is currently mirrored back to you (card 3) and what you can do to improve your situation (card 4).


1. 6 of Cups – You believe you deserve a soul mate relationship (good on you!)

2. 2 of Pentacles – You have reached this conclusion based on the concept of equality within the relationship. You know that it is possible to work together to achieve balance.

3. Ace of Swords – This reality is reflected back to you in the form of new ways of communicating.

4. 4 of Pentacles – You can improve the situation by making sure that you have firm and healthy personal boundaries in place, while facing any fear of intimacy as soon as it arises.

Let me know how you go in the comments below if you decide to give this spread a whirl!



Comments 9

  1. I used the Witchy Tarot and got: What I think I deserve: The Stars (Good for me!) I believe I deserve an amazing love based on a spiritual connection. Why I think I deserve it: 9 of Boulders (Pentacles) I think I deserve it because I desire to be in a secure and mutually enriching relationship. What Romantic Love is Currently Mirrored Back to Me: 8 of Flame (Wands) The deck I used shows transformation. From a frog to a man, and I believe this means that now my relationships mirror better outcomes. What Can I Do to Improve my Situation: Trial of Cauldrons (King of Cups) The deck I used shows a celebration, so I’m going to go with being creative and happy.

  2. Thank you Lisa for this new spread! I’ve been hard on myself lately and this spread just showed me that I wasn’t going crazy in the sense that I wan’t disrespecting myself as much as I thought I was;)

      1. I do have a question on a specific card I got the three of wands in position four and I have been getting that card a lot in the last month or two, but the meaning of this card often confuses me its a progress card is my gathering of it. Any suggestions or input about this card?

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