Future Love Tarot Spread – How, When, Where Might You Meet?

In Self Improvement, Tarot Spreadsby David Harvey40 Comments

Future Love Tarot Spread

Without a shadow of a doubt, one of the most common questions I get asked is ‘when am I going to meet the man/woman of my dreams’. The Future Love Tarot Spread is the answer you have been looking for!

I should put a disclaimer here that it’s really tricky to predict timings when it comes to tarot as it really is relative.  What does ‘soon’ mean to you?  You could get a whole host of answers to that question.

This spread is for those who are looking for love. I firmly believe that we are all capable of finding love but it can be really tricky in this day and age.  I have a friend who is constantly amazed that soul mates manage to find each other in this expansive world.

Work on yourself

My view is that we really need to work on ourselves and learn to love ourselves before we can find true love.  In fact, you could even say that the love that you have for yourself will be a reflection of the love that another person will bring to you.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not talking about feeding the ego.  To me, loving yourself means being kind to yourself, being forgiving, accepting and loving your shape, colour, accent etc.

Why not use the tarot to help you discover what you need to work on?  Question you could ask could include:

  • What do I need to work on right now?
  • What will help me grow to love myself?
  • Are there any blockages or issues from my past which are preventing me from finding/accepting true love?

This is a good exercise and great for you to develop your own tarot spreads based on your particular situation.

Future Love Tarot Spread

Now we get to the bit you have all been waiting for!  The Future Love Tarot Spread!

This can be a bit of a tricky spread to interpret as it has when/wheres and hows in it.  I have confidence in you!

Card 1 will very much give you an energy for the type of person you are destined to be with.  You may get a ‘feel’ for what they are going to be like from this card or maybe you will get something very literal like the 8 of Pentacles, which could represent a tradesman or artisan.

Card 4 is one to really pay attention to.  This is the challenges that you could face. These could be challenges from the past or it could be a challenge as to why you are not meeting this person right now!  Pay close attention to this card and the next card, which will help you overcome that challenge.

Card 6 is the card that will give you clues to how, where and when you could meet this person.  As I said, it’s not an easy card to interpret but let your intuition flow and see what you come up with.


I’ve put together a video demonstration for you.  This will really help you see this Future Love Tarot Spread in action!

Best of luck finding that soul mate!

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  1. I was amazed everything that appeared was so much what I had actually dreamt about!
    A few times too!
    Thank you so much!
    You are brilliant.
    I hope that all turns out as my dream and your spread revealed to me.

    1. Author

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m really hoping that all your dreams come true.

  2. I got the three of swords in the first position and immediately started crying. I mean, could there be a worse card to get?! How the heck do I even begin to feel this card out?

    1. Author

      Don’t worry Renay. It’s not as bad as you think. For me, this would suggest that there is a bit of healing to be done before you can meet your true love. Or maybe you will have a not so perfect experience before you move on. The key here is that there are lessons to be learned. We must remember that a 3 is very early in the story. Those clouds will part and the sun will return.

      I definitely don’t see this as a bad omen at all. Just that the timing is not right and there is a bit more work to be done before you meet the right person.

      Hope this makes sense. x

  3. Love this spread! Having some trouble interpreting my reading though, can you help??
    1. The Moon
    2. Ten of Cups
    3. Eight of Pentacles
    4. Two of Swords
    5. Eight of Swords
    6. The Star

  4. Love this spread! I’m having trouble interpreting my reading, can you help??
    1. The Moon
    2. Ten of Cups
    3. Eight of Pentacles
    4. Two of Swords
    5. Eight of Swords
    6. The Star

    1. Author

      Hi Amanda. Why not give it a go first. Write your interpretation here and I’ll chip in with my thoughts.

      1. Ok! So I think The Moon may represent someone artistic, creative, emotional, romantic and spiritual (I’m hoping it isn’t suggesting someone secretive and moody!) Or perhaps someone who is Cancer or Pisces?
        Ten of Cups indicates happiness and joy so I’m guessing the attraction will be obvious from the beginning.
        Eight of Pentacles could point to someone hardworking with a perfectionist streak, maybe some sort of artisan or tradesman.
        Two of Swords seems to imply there will be a difficult decision to make, whilst the advice from the Eight of Swords is not to feel trapped by limiting beliefs but to consider all your options. This seems a bit vague…
        The Star has been most difficult to interpret in terms of when, where and how… But it represents Aquarius, so perhaps between 20th Jan – 18th Feb. Or once a particular goal has been achieved. As to where and how, I think it implies somewhere tranquil/peaceful (again, vague), perhaps via some sort of spiritual pursuits (meditation class, yoga retreat etc).

        Interested to hear your thoughts.

        1. Author

          You’ve so got this Amanda. Really lovely interpretation and I like that you have looked for strategies to help you move forward.

          with regard to the Star. this card can represent healing and recuperation. I wonder if it’s saying it will happen when you are fully restored and recovered from previous experiences?

  5. Hi, I am just begging reader and I don’t always get the whole picture… this is what I got and I think it’s good?
    1. Ace of Wands, beginning of a new relationship, perhaps someone who is not necessarily “my type?” Since it can represent a new of life and is a Male energy card.
    2. Justice, maybe represents that it will be exactly what I’m looking for and haven’t been able to find yet.
    3. Two of Wands, I think it’s a positive card but it indicates choices that have to be made… so I don’t understand what the person will be like.
    4.Nine of Swords, maybe just internal emotional turmoils that I will have to deal with in order to .move forward?
    5. Two Of Swords, a decision I will have to make?
    6. Knight of Wands, a young man. But it’s not clear to me when or how we will meet.
    I found interesting that I got Wands for cards 1 and 3, and swords for cards 4 and 5.
    Your input/interpretation will be greatly appreciated. And thank you for posting this spread.

    1. Author

      I love it. Great interpretation. Glad that you are looking at the big picture and themes. Wands and Swords are both very masculine. When we think of masculine we think of ‘doing’ rather than ‘being’. It could show that you have to be quite active with the search for your soul mate. Well done with your interpretation.

  6. How do you interprete reversed cards for this spread? Example, I have
    3. R. The fool
    4. R. Knight of pentacles
    6. R. 10 of wands


    1. Author

      If you are not comfortable with reversals I would suggest that you only use upright cards for this spread.

      I often see reversals as trapped energy or even potential but it varies case by case.

  7. I want to know when, where and how we will meet? From where is he and how does he looks like ?

  8. Queen of Wands reversed as no. 1. I’m confused by this. Could it be someone a little bit passive aggressive? Or someone reluctant to come out of their shell. No 3 card is the fool though indicating someone more confident.

  9. I got the 5 of wands in the 1st position. That doesn’t seem like such a great card to get. Can you help with this? Thanks!

  10. I have got
    1. Knight of Cups – somebody who is attractive n emotional
    2. King of wands – attraction strong n instant
    3. The High priestesses – so, this person may be having two sides like bipolar perhaps. Has own idea of spritualiem or love in his head.
    4. The Temperance – as challenge with him may be to balance out reality and the thought going on his mind
    5. Five of Cups – to continuous water your relationship with hope
    6. Six of pentacles- so can meet at some charity event or while doing some charity work ,heliping out ppl financially but carefully.
    Please do let me know know, if I am able to link the dots correctly….I am a beginner in reading . Thanks

  11. Hi,
    I have got
    1. Knight of Cups – somebody who is attractive n emotional
    2. King of wands – attraction strong n instant
    3. The High priestesses – so, this person may be having two sides like bipolar perhaps. Has own idea of spritualiem or love in his head.
    4. The Temperance – as challenge with him may be to balance out reality and the thought going on his mind
    5. Five of Cups – to continuous water your relationship with hope
    6. Six of pentacles- so can meet at some charity event or while doing some charity work ,heliping out ppl financially but carefully.
    Please do let me know know, if I am able to link the dots correctly….I am a beginner in reading . Thanks

  12. Hi
    can you help me with interpreting where from the cards the DEvil and Seven of Wands, please?

  13. I did my best to interpret my cards, forgive me as I’m very new to tarot so my interpretations will probably be very off.

    1. Temperance
    Perhaps represent someone who is balanced or harmonious, someone who knows how to do things in moderation.

    2. The Hanging man
    Someone who has a different view of the world than others do or is veiwed differently in the world. A bit like myself

    3. The Tower
    This person may be tall, strong and beautiful in appearance, however not may be as it appears and that truths will be revealed.

    4. The Chariot
    There will be differences between us or issues that need to be addressed in order to achieve balance.

    5. Two of swords
    That through communication will shed new light on the situation which is needed in order for balance to be restored between us.

    6. Ten of pentacles
    Not entirely sure on this but possible soon, maybe someone has left something behind and the other will find it. Perhaps somewhere small where there may be many things or many people e.g bar/club

  14. Please help me I have the heirophant .. the 9 of pentacles… Judgement … 10 of cups… 5 of pentacles… Six of wands thank you

  15. Hi I have got 5 of cups and the empress and the star the four of wands and then to cards fell out for what will help I got the two of wands and justice and finally I got the temperance last please help

  16. Hi I have got 5 of cups and the empress and the star the four of wands and then to cards fell out for what will help I got the two of wands and justice and finally I got the temperance last please help

  17. Hi! I’m also a beginner reader and am puzzled by a couple of cards.

    1. King of Pentacles – I’m seeing this as sort of a literal representation. A successful businessman, stable and into luxury.
    2.6 of Wands – I think the attraction will be instant? I’ve read this as someone feeling proud/victorious about their latest “conquest”.
    3.Ace of Wands – Masculine, aggressive/assertive, passionate.
    4. 2 of cups – Typically a positive card but its position lets me know otherwise. Perhaps he is in another relationship? Maybe the timing is wrong? Maybe we will have problems being together? This is hard for me to interpret.
    5. Knight of Pentacles – I interpret this as stability and patience so maybe there is some waiting involved? 🙁
    6. Page of Pentacles – Another difficult card to interpret. A young man/apprentice starting his journey. Perhaps he is a student or maybe we will meet during an outdoor activity or at the gym? Being characterized as a student or “young” is strange to me as the other cards point to this person being established and pretty far along professionally. I’ve seen this card represent Capricorn so timing wise, maybe in the winter? Overall, I’m hoping he’s not still in his “page” stage and time(knight) needs to pass until he eventually matures into his “king” stage!

    Would love it if you could share some insights on 4,5,6. Thanks!!

  18. So this was a terrific spread!
    Full of Cups I got the Lovers as the last card and not sure how to interpret that card?

    1) Knight of Cups
    2) 3 of Cups
    3) King of Cups
    4) King of Swords
    5) 7 of Cups
    6) The Lovers

  19. I just thought i’d leave a comment to see if anyone had a different interpretation to the cards I got for this spread and I thought I would also say this is a really good spread. I’m relatively new to tarot anyone passing through this blog who can give advice would be greatly appreciated.

    here is what i got:

    1.The chariot – I feel This card means the man is quite mysterious but knows what he wants in his life
    he may just enter life rather hurriedly.

    2.Wheel of fortune – I wasn’t too sure of the meaning of this one but as it is the wheel of fortune I
    thought maybe it means the fortune is in your favour so yes?

    3.Justice – he will be cool,calm and collected.I yet again reiterate the fact that this person just knows
    what they want and has a plan.

    4. 2 of cups – possible jealousy from others or a loss of balance

    5.Queen of pentacles – gain advice from a wiser person who likes to share there wisdom

    6.The star – when inner peace is found at a peacful place either mentally or litterally in a tranquil

  20. Just curious if this could be someone you are casually involved with? I pulled the 2 of Pentacles for the 6th card and it kind of fits our current status.

  21. Hi I am very new and took a kick at it.. let me know what you thing

    Well the love life
    1. world
    2. reversed – queen of wands
    3. reversed – 6 of swords
    4. knight of wands
    5. Reversed – Devil
    6. Reversed 8 of Pentacles

    1. He may show me the beautiful things about love again and make me feel the whole world and the possibilities are open to the world for the relationship but everything could be what i wanted for a romantic partner are and a relationship.
    2. feeling like I will have a jinx myself as not as secure and that may affect things with my insecurity
    3. He is going to be like – maybe a move of place or wanting to change life he may be wanting to start over somewhere as he feels like hes dampened here. drowning. and to have the love he wants he must leave.
    4. challenges could be that he isn’t an aggressor or a fighter he is just a man of the mountain he doesn’t really use the armour just that is what he is he’s sensitive. and the armour is to guard himself more than anything.
    5. help will be being able to face the demons of my insecurities and to let it fo into the relationship. and to take that he is going to help me break free of the negative addiction and that we will fight and be in chain and turmoil I will end up being alone for a time until it is appropriate to bridge it together in hindsight of the devil that stood before us
    6. when where or how we meet – hes working so we meet while his crafting and he may be getting called away to work all the time to fix things as the guy looks like hes dressed and then just has a apron on top and he had to run away to fix a if and is or when he is when the majority of his meetups will be after he is done work.

    I don’t know… what do you think?

  22. 8 of wands for card one, I am thinking maybe that it means I already know them. Maybe they are passionately active and on their way to me. Maybe they are always on the go.
    Knight of coins for card 2, the attraction is slow, steady, and long lasting.
    Card 3, queen of wands, they are a fire sign maybe, and a nurturing active orientated person.
    Card 4 of obstacles is 10 of wands, so being over burndened, or maybe comes with baggage.
    Advice is 5 of cups which to me means look at what you have and not what you lost.
    Location, timing, I drew 7 of cups. I see this as maybe in summer, maybe the astrological sign of mid to late November. As place, maybe out shopping, or maybe when faced with a decision I have to make. Maybe it also means the timing is up in the clouds and dependent on the other person to make a choice.


    1. Death
    2 Tower
    3 Five of Swords
    4 king of Wands
    5 Queen of Cups
    7 Ace of pentacles

    1. Author

      Not bad at all. Just about rebuilding. What a lovely progression through to the Ace of pentacles, which is known as the most fortuitous card in the deck!

  24. Not very sure about my interpretation….
    1. The Devil: Not a great card to get, does this mean the other person isn’t someone I really want to get myself involved with? or does is it just saying that the other person isn’t in a good position when we meet?
    2. 8 of cups reversed: the attraction isn’t instant, we probably won’t interact much at first
    3. Ace of Wands: a fire sign, passionate and action-oriented
    4. Queen of cups: I don’t get the meaning of this card in this position, I’ve always thought that its a relatively positive card. Can it mean bad emotion management (?)
    5. Queen of pentacles reversed: does it mean that I have to work on myself before being able to fix the relationship?
    6. The star: we would meet outdoors, on a trip to nature maybe?

  25. hi hi, i’m totally new to tarot, and i have zero idea how to interpret cards or any of that. i’ve had good readings using my friend’s guidebook, but i don’t know any good websites to be used to help interpret. that being said, could you please help me with this spread?

    1) temperance
    2) five of pentacles
    3) death
    4) four of wands
    5) the hanged man
    6) the king of swords

    again i’m totally new to tarot and have no idea if these cards are good or bad, please help! thasnk you 🙂

  26. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and guidelines on Tarot reading, thank you David. And honestly I am picking this while being safe at home at quanrantine time. Hope you are safe and sound wherever you are.

    As a freshman in this Tarot world, I’ve got below cards for Future True Love

    1. Reversed Five of Swords
    2. Upright Four of Swords
    3. Upright Ten of Wands
    4. Upright Ace of Pantacles
    5. Reversed Two of Pantacles
    6. Reversed Three of Pantacles

    At which, I’m quite confused by the first and the forth card
    Reversed Five of Swords -> My future true love is someone who is a conqueror, who works hard to conquer not the world but at least his own goal?

    Then come to challenges, the Upright Ace of Pantalces is not quite for any challenge? But what means here is that I or we need to be focused on this relationship if we want to work it out?

    Writing with a hope that I can get explained. Anyhow, best of luck to you and your beautiful blog.

  27. Hi. I am a beginner and I would like some help on my reading I got:

    1. Knight of wands
    2. Page of Cups (reversed)
    3. Five of Wands
    4. 10 of Cups
    5. Page of Swords
    6. The hanged man

    Any tips will help, thank you!

  28. Hey there thanks for this spread it was great to do this read on myself..
    1Night of swords
    2 Two of cups
    3 The chariot
    4 Two of wands
    5Wheel of fortune
    6 Eight of cups this one was little tricky but I focused real hard on this and came to see through the card the where,when,how was basically when either me or that other person let go of past hurts and we walk away from those empty cups that no longer fulfill either one of needs.. is when true love will come through.. but the way I was super excited about 3 just my type..

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