The Loving Cup Tarot Reading is used to explore matters of the heart.
It is a nine-card spread that focuses on your current relationship, desires, challenges your relationship may face and what the future holds.
This is a particularly good reading if you have another person in mind with whom you have a personal relationship with: a lover, a family member or a close friend.
The best way to use The Loving Cup Tarot Spread is to ask a specific question. Focus on the question then deal the Tarot Cards to access your free reading.
The Current State - Eight of Pentacles
If you have a love right now, either your workload or your partner's will interfere with your relationship. Make sure you create space and time for each other no matter what else you are doing. If you don't, you will suffer. If you remain single, this card tells you that you are focused in on money too much and your career to leave time for love. Look over those priorities and make time for it - if you want it.
Your Lover's Position - Death
If you continue to cling to a particular relationship in which you are truly unhappy because you are afraid to change, or due to a need to not be alone, you are not doing your partner your yourself any favours. Have an honest, frank discussion about what's wrong in the relationship, and if no one is willing to make changes, then it may be time to let each other go. If you are brave enough to walk away from the security within the relationship, you will find a new one which works better for you. First, however, you must face the current issues then try fixing them. Realize that not every relationship has a fix. Don't beat up yourself up over it for long. You will quickly learn when it has been enough time.
Nature of Your Issue - Two of Cups (reversed)
With the Two of Cups card reversed, you need to double check to see if you are giving too much attention to your love. You might be ignoring other important things in life right now. If this card comes up and you are having relationship issues, it might be time to get over past mistakes and start over.
Your Desires - Ten of Cups
If you currently worry over some relationship when you get this card, know that there is nothing to worry over. Your love agrees with you in most areas. If you have not stepped forward to make that formal commitment, but you want to, know that it will come. Do not cause issues where issues don't exist.
Your Lover's Desires - Eight of Wands
If a love question is asked and this card appears, you might be ready for that commitment but it just isn't happening. Again, don't push because the other person might not be where you are right now. You won't get what you need by forcing it. Use distractions and wait for that love to return to you. It will come back tenfold.
Challenges You May Face - Five of Swords (reversed)
If this card comes in response to a love question, your happiness might be sacrificed because you always need to be right. You have been asked if you'd rather be right or happy. At times, let that ego go and accept what is, no matter if you are with someone or currently looking.
Challenges Your Lover May Face - Death (reversed)
The upright and reversed meanings of these cards are similar, yet again. If you continue to hold on to a relationship in which you are greatly unhappy simply because of a fear of leaving the familiar and you can't stand being alone, you are honestly not doing anyone any favors. However, if the card presents itself in reverse, issues will likely be much LESS than if this card presented upright. Regardless, it will still be helpful to engage in an honest, frank discussion if you find yoruself currently in a turbulent relationship. If neither of you won't or can't make changes, maybe the time is right to let go. Be brave and take the chances necessary to leave the relationship. You will find a partner who is better for you. First, you must face issues and try fixing them, remembering that not every relationship can be fixed. Do not be too hard on yourself though. You will realize when the time is right to move on. If you happen to be single, you may need to transform your image of self. You may need to increase your own self esteem before love will present itself to you. Think about it.
The Future Outcome #1 - Two of Swords (reversed)
This card reversed states that now is the time to use caution. Be deliberate in love relationships. You might want to push things forward, but it's the wrong time for that. If you continue your love search, put yourself out there. You will meet someone but love is still a little time off for you. Be very patient.
The Future Outcome #2 - Ten of Wands
This card appearing in love typically means you are at a tough spot in your relationship. Perhaps your love is going through something hard and it does not involve the relationship. However, they still need support from you. More likely, though, it means that an aspect of the love needs some reconsideration. If you ignore the issue, you will only lose. If you are still looking, hang in there. Your time is coming, but it might be wise to take a break at this time. Make time for yourself.