3 Card Tarot Spreads

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List of all ifate 3-Card Tarot Readings

Whether you're just starting to learn tarot or you're an experienced tarot reader, the 3-card tarot spread is a staple of tarot reading.

Below is a curated list of tarot spreads consisting of just 3 cards. If you're looking for larger spreads with more than 3-cards, visit iFate's master list list of tarot spreads.

Use the blue buttons to read more about each tarot spread. Use the green button to start a free online tarot reading using that spread.


A Fast Love Reading
A 3-card tarot spread.
A Fast Love Reading tarot reading
A simple 3-card tarot spread for near-term relationship insight. The positions are 'You', 'Your partner', 'The outlook'. Fast and easy.


Past, Present & Future
A 3-card tarot spread.
Past, Present & Future tarot reading
This very simple spread uses only 3 cards — each representing the past, present and future. The Past, Present & Future spread is one of the most common and versatile tarot spreads.


Path Through Adversity
A 3-card tarot spread.
Path Through Adversity tarot reading
Are you facing a challenge? The Path Through Adversity tarot spread helps you find your way through the clouds to greener pastures ahead.


Mind, Body & Spirit
A 3-card tarot spread.
Mind, Body & Spirit tarot reading
This simple 3-card tarot spread brings focus and insight, and helps clarify emotions, actions and greater enlightenment. A perfect daily reading.


Blessing, Challenge, Action
A 3-card tarot spread.
Blessing, Challenge, Action tarot reading
This classic 3-card tarot spread is perfect for daily insight. It doesn't require any specific question or topic, but can be applied to any topic you want.


Situation, Action, Outcome
A 3-card tarot spread.
Situation, Action, Outcome tarot reading
This easy tarot spread brings insight into problems, and focuses on solutions. With just 3-cards you'll assess the current situation and plan ahead.

Tips for Better 3-Card Tarot Readings

Three card tarot spreads are extremely versatile. There's almost no limit to the variety of tarot readings you can do with only 3 cards. Needless to say, there are many more possibilities than the ones shown above.

3 card tarot spread

Some readers may feel that tarot spreads with three cards are too short for an insightful tarot reading, but if you keep in mind the following tips you'll be rewarded with a surprising amoung of detail in your 3-card readings:

  • Pay attention to the suits of the cards in your 3-card readings. There's a lot of additional information wrapped up in the Minor Arcana tarot suits.
  • Pay special attention to court cards (Pages, Knights, Queens and Kings). In many readings, a court card may represent an actual person in the life of the querent.
  • Learn the associations for each card. Every tarot card has elemental associations (Earth, Air, Fire and Water), zodiac associations, seasonal associations and more. By learning the additional meanings associated with each tarot card, a simple 3-card reading can carry many layers of additional information.

You can see all of iFate's tarot spreads here, or access them from iFate's free tarot reading page.

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