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A Tarot Triptych: Empress, Knight of Cups, Two of Cups

June 11, 2015

Today I dealt the following three cards to interpret them as a story spread:

Triptych Tarot of the Masters -- Empress, Knight of Cups, and Two of Cups

First, let’s look at a quick interpretation of each card:

Empress: The Goddess of Love.  (This meaning came to be when my attention was drawn to the morning / evening star on this card.)
Knight of Cups: Explore your heart. (The dark forest on this card suggested that there is much about your heart that you still need to explore.)
Two of Cups: Romance and relationships.

Now, let’s consider how to read this three card story.  In this card sequence, the image on the middle card (which determines of direction for the flow) implies a simple right to left movement. It is appeared significant to me that this Knight seemed to be turning his back on the Two of Cups. So the message I see here is this:

Forget about romantic notions of love. That’s not what’s important. Instead, explore the mysteries of your own heart in order to find what true love really means and the true beauty of love transcendent.

There is an important message here.  When people feel that they are suffering from a lack of love in their life, they think that what they need is a relationship. They think that “Mr. or Ms. Right” will complete them. This is, all too often, a doomed hope.  They need to discover Love within before they can find a successful relationship.


A 3-card Story spread reading is a way to interpret three cards as a single triptych image that tells a story.  If you want more explanation of how (and why) to do such readings, see my blog post titled, “The Triptychs of TarotVille.”




One Comment
  1. Ted permalink

    Very good, James. Thank you.

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