You’ve got a sneaking suspicion that someone in your life isn’t being totally upfront. Maybe they’re talking behind your back or secretly working against you. You want to get to the bottom of it, but asking them directly could backfire. Before you confront them, try asking the cards. Tarot spreads can help reveal whether someone is a friend or foe.
The Friend or Foe Tarot Spread
This three-card tarot spread can give you insight into the nature of a relationship and whether someone intends to be a friend or foe.
To begin, think of the person in question and shuffle the deck. Draw three cards:
- Card 1 (left): This card represents the person and their current intentions or attitude. An upright card points to friendly feelings, while a reversed card could signal deception or conflict.
- Card 2 (middle): This card symbolizes the energy between you and indicates the state of the relationship. Look for cards depicting cooperation, trust or bonding for a friend. Competitive, tense cards could point to underlying hostility.
- Card 3 (right): This final card represents the likely outcome if current circumstances continue. Positive cards like the Sun or Six of Cups suggest friendship is likely. More ominous cards warn the person may turn against you.
Examine all three cards together for the full picture. Upright, positive cards point to goodwill and friendship. Multiple reversed or negative cards signal trouble, and you may have a foe. A mix of both could indicate the relationship hangs in the balance.
This simple spread, when interpreted with an open and intuitive mind, can reveal whether someone will ultimately be a true blue friend or turn out to be your foe. Proceed with caution if the cards hint at deception – but don’t end a relationship based on tarot alone. Look for real-world signs to confirm before taking action.
The “Frenemy” Tarot Spread
This spread is perfect when you’re unsure if someone is truly a friend or foe. It provides insight into their intentions and the dynamics of your connection.
To begin, shuffle your deck and lay out five cards in a cross shape.
- The first card represents your connection in the past.
- The second card symbolizes the present state of the relationship.
- The third card signifies their true feelings towards you – whether fondness or friction.
- The fourth card indicates their intentions or motivations. Are they genuine or shady?
- The final outcome card reveals if this person will ultimately act as a faithful friend or a fickle foe.
Examine the imagery, suits, and meanings of each card. Are there more positive (Cups, Pentacles) or negative (Swords, Wands) cards? Do the Major Arcana cards suggest a meaningful bond or impending strife?
Trust your intuition. If something feels off, they may not have your best interests at heart. However, also look for opportunities to strengthen the connection. With open communication and bonding, they could transform from a “frenemy” to a true friend.
This spread, combined with your own judgment, will provide the clarity you need to determine if they deserve your time and trust or if you’re better off bidding them adieu. The cards never lie, so listen to their message – your happiness and well-being depend on it!
The “Ally or Adversary” Tarot Spread
This is a simple three-card spread to determine if someone in your life is an ally or adversary.
Card 1: The Person In Question
Think of the person you want to gain insight into as you shuffle the deck. Draw one card to represent them and their current energy or intentions. An ally may be shown as an upright card like the Sun, Star, or Empress. An adversary could appear as a reversed or ” ill-dignified” card, such as the Tower, Devil, or Moon. But don’t jump to conclusions yet!
Card 2: Your Shared Connection
The second card signifies the nature of your relationship or shared experiences. For an ally, you may get cards showing harmony like the Lovers, Friendship, or Unity. For an adversary, look for cards depicting conflicts like the Five of Wands, Seven of Swords, or Tower.
Card 3: Potential Outcome
The final card represents what may come of your alliance or adversity if things continue on their present course. Positive cards like the Ten of Cups, World, or Six of Wands suggest the person will become an ally or friend. More troubling cards like the Five of Swords, Three of Swords or Hanged Man could warn that this person may remain an adversary if the situation isn’t addressed.
Interpreting The Results
No one wants adversaries in their life, but the tarot can help you spot them early. If your reading suggests this person leans more toward adversary than ally, don’t confront them directly. Instead, proceed with caution, set clear boundaries, and avoid engaging or sharing sensitive information. Let the tarot guide you to make empowered choices about who you let into your life.