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A Tarot Triptych: Five of Cups, King of Coins, Queen of Coins

June 20, 2015

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

Triptych Tarot of the Masters Five of Cups King of Coins Queen of Coins

First, let’s consider the direction of movement here.  I noted how the King in the central card is turning his back on the morose scene in the Five of Cups. Also, he is almost literally pointing toward the Queen of Coins, who sits nurturing her child.  It seems as if the King is giving that card his recommendation. Consequently, I see the direction of flow being from left to right, and I also see this as a choice / recommendation type of story.

So here are a couple of ways that I saw how to read this three card story.

First, it may be read as this:

The way to recover from great loss (such as divorce, death of a loved one, etc.) is to remember and tap into your vast reserves (which means your generous self) — go out and help others!

A similar reading might be this:

Staying in grief will hold you back from being the vastly generous person you are meant to be be. Go out and help other people, and your grief will fade.


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.”




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