3 Card Spread - 100 Variations


Beginning, middle, end
Mind, body, soul
Past, present, future
Yesterday, today, tomorrow
Three choices
Yes, no, maybe
Birth, life, death
Childhood, adolescence, adulthood
Unconscious, conscious, super-conscious
Idea, manifestation, process
Person, Place, Object
Desire, conflict, resolution
Illusion, disillusionment, new understanding
Idea, knowledge, action
Mother, father, child
One extreme, its opposite, the golden mean
Best case scenario, worst case scenario, probable outcome
Attraction, union, creation
Action, reaction, outcome
External obstacle, internal obstacle, goal
Self, partner, family
Ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph
Greatest strength, greatest weakness, driving passion
Desire, obstacle, resolution
Conflict's nature, conflict's source, next step
The beast, the mob, the guardian angel
Family, friends, self
Problem, first step towards solution, ultimate resolution
Red light, green light, yellow light (i.e. don't do it, do it, take caution)
Conception, pregnancy, birth
Past self, present self, future self
Crisis, source of crisis, conclusion
Passion, reason, imagination
Knowledge, deceit, revelation
Drive, direction, destination
Enemies, traitors, allies
Real issue, next action, ultimate destination (hat tip to RedEarth)
Lies, hidden truth, truth
Self-deception, deception by others, first step to finding the truth
False issue, real issue, your role in it
Cause of despair, hidden strength, path to victory
Two possible outcomes from a change - Change, Outcome 1, Outcome 2
Pain, healing action, positive possibility
Pain, destructive action, negative possibility
Selfish action, consequences for others, possible reconciliation
Person 1, Person 2, the nature of their relationship
Gratitude spread: abundance, sources of love, silver linings
Emotion, source of emotion, next action
Higher principle, test, how to "pass" said test
Fear, current response, better response
Action, Feeling, Thought
Symbol, Principle, Fact
Beauty, Truth, Knowledge (in a situation, a person, etc.)
Nature, Nurture, Culture
Good, Evil, Reality
Self, family, tribe
Abiding passion, obstacle to this passion, a way around it
The Future in: a week, a year, five years
Work, Love, Leisure
Hidden strength, hidden shortcoming, hidden opportunity
What's needed, what's wanted, what differentiates them
Safety, Danger, Illusion
Outer Conflict, Inner Conflict, Their Relationship
Hidden Desire, Its Manifestation, Its Consequences
Need, Hidden Need, Action
Your Story, Their Story, How it looks to outsiders
Dream, Nightmare, Waking Life
Trauma, and two "incorrect" or shameful consequences
Trauma, and two paths to healing
Logic, Emotion, Intuition
Personal, Social, Political
A course of action, best outcome, worst outcome
Conception, Growth, Birth (of an idea, business, etc.)
An impending event, what you can't control about it, what you can do about it
Three approaches: optimistic, pessimistic, practical
Meaninglessness, Order, Meaning
Male, Female, Androgynous (or union of both)
Body, Soul, Mind
Hell, Earth, Heaven
Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
Situation, attitude, next action
Morning, Day, Evening
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
What You Should Do, What You Will Do, What You Can Do Instead
Attraction, repulsion, indifference
Three Possibilities
Three Hidden Talents
Identity, Community, Purpose
Idea, Reality, Potential
Hate, Need, Love
What, Where, Why
What, Where, How
What's Apparent, What's Hidden, What Will Be Revealed
Triumph, Fall, Epiphany
Needs, Wants, Fears
Hidden talent, obvious talent, secret talent
What's Practical, What's Fantastical, What's Possible
Creation, Care, Destruction
Birth, Death, Rebirth
Peace, Love, Understanding


Thanks for posting this interesting and useful list and link. Blessings,


Thank you! I printed this right away for my notebook:)

Question: What do these mean: "Ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph" ?


I really love the beast, the mob, and the guardian angel spread :) It's been very effective. I had trouble finding the RIGHT three card spread for me and I feel like this IS THE ONE. So, thanks. I'll try out some of the others as well.


wow thank you for this list of possible 3 cards spread! I will definitely use it!


Wow, these certainly give me some to try out and think about!


Oh my! Did you come up with these over a long period of time or relatively short?


Wonderful! Thank you!


Amazing list -- thank you, hadn't seen it before! Can't wait to give "optimistic, pessimistic, practical" a whirl. xoxo