Connect with Your Angels & Spirit Guides Tarot Spread

connect with your spirit guide tarot spread


This 3 card Tarot spread was designed to help you connect with your Spirit Guides and Angels so that you can receive high-level guidance and comfort.

Sometimes it’s not always easy to clearly hear the messages your Spirit guides and Angels are giving you, but by using your Tarot cards as a “spiritual telephone”, you can directly communicate with your spiritual support team. This spread also works beautifully with oracle cards – especially Angel Cards!

Card #1: The main issue or area of your life that your Spirit Guides & Angels are helping you with right now

  • Pay attention to the suit of the card. Pentacles refer to health, home and money while Wands are about taking action, being creative and getting inspired. Swords represent the mind, thoughts and communication while Cups signify relationships and emotion.

Card #2: What your Spirit Guides & Angels want you to know right now

  • This is the most important message that they want to give you at this moment. It may be a call to action, encouragement or advice. But often it is simply a message of comfort and inspiration.
  • Your Angels and Spirit Guides will never ever give you a negative, scary or depressing message. If you get a negative card in this position, be willing to open your mind and dig deep to find the positive message. Watch my video below to see how I do this when The Tower shows up in this position.

Card #3: How you can connect more with your Spirit Guides & Angels

  • There are a zillion ways for you to strengthen your connection to your guides and many ways you may not have considered. Keep an open mind! What does the card seem to be saying to you? Don’t be afraid to stray from the traditional meaning of the card here.
  • Pay attention to what the people on the card are doing. Are they dancing, charging forward with certainty or just contemplating life? These are your keys to discovering new ways of connecting with spirit.

Tarot Tips:

  • Have fun with this spread and remember that if a card really doesn’t make sense to you, draw a second card for clarification.
  • When reading with this spread, its helpful to hold the deck in your hands before you begin and take a moment to consciously connect with your Spirit Guides and Angels. Set the intention to receive clear guidance from them.

To get a good idea of what this spread is like in action, check out my Tarot reading video below:


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~Review of Doreen Virtue’s Angel Tarot Cards
~How to Develop Your Intuition for Tarot Card Reading

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50 Responses to Connect with Your Angels & Spirit Guides Tarot Spread

  1. Brianna says:

    Hi my name is Brianna I got the 1. 7 of pentacles 2. six of pentacles 3. Judgement
    Currently i am with someone who doesn’t show they care for me and I asked my guides what should I do since who i am with is complicated.

  2. Dianna says:


    I also found your website one night when I could not sleep. This was the first spirit guide reading I had ever done. With it I received a wonderful message. Since doing that first reading with your spread I have been working on connecting with one of my Spirit Guides through a challenge on Instagram. Just wanted to say thank you for writing and sharing this!

  3. Lola says:

    Great spread Kate. However, I drew the following Cards in 1.King of Pentacles 2. 3 of Swords 3. Strength. I am trying to raise finance for a project so likely Guides are helping me(Knight of Pentacles). But does 3 of swords as a message from Guides mean I will be disappointed and that I should be strong?

  4. Cyndi says:

    Hello all! I was browsing the internet for some spreads and came across this site. 1st, let me say, IMPRESSIVE! The vast wealth of information here is phenomenal. Many congrats to you Kate on a superb site. I really enjoyed reading about this “Connecting with your Guides/Angels” spread. Not what I was looking for, but as the Universe always works, it was what I currently NEEDED. I, however, did mine with an Oracle deck. WOW! Is all I can say. Such a beautiful message I received. My cards were: 1-“Seek the guide with noble ideals”, 2-“Arise from the ashes of despair” and 3-“Seek a wise elder”. I have been connecting with people from all walks of life to gain as much knowledge and experience about this new lifestyle and it is such a comfort to know that my guides and Angels have been helping lead me to them. Funny too, how they led me here today. Hehe. Their message to me, card 2?! OMGoodness, they couldn’t have chosen a more perfect message!! And card 3 is exactly what I am doing! Seeking out my “mentor” to help me become the best me I can be. Thank you so very much for sharing this spread. Many blessings to you. <3

    • Kate says:

      Hi Cyndi!
      Thank you so much for your nice compliments and enthusiasm over my website πŸ™‚ I’m so happy that you’re finding it helpful!!
      Thank you for trying out my spirit guides spread and sharing your reading here – that’s wonderful that you got such clear guidance with your reading – I love it when that happens πŸ™‚
      Hope you come back to my site lots!!

  5. Patricia says:

    Hi Kate! LOVE your spreads, I just had a go at this one and it all makes sense to me, what do you think as far as my interpretations go Kate?


    9 OF SWORDS ….

    I would interpret this as anxietys/fears. My Guides are helping me with this and also helping me to keep my thoughts positive & upbeat looking forward. They are helping me with any negative self talk/chatter, the more I look at this the more meditation seems to call to me for finding peace and staying in the moment. They are helping me to leave the past behind and look towards the future. (And I must say they’re doing an excellent job of that!!) My overall feelings for this card is they are helping me with self -esteem issues pertaining to my spiritual life 
    2 OF WANDS ….
    That I am on the right track towards my goals, but some courageous choices/decisions may have to be made in order for me to move forward. There will be progress with patience and planning and being in the company of like- minded individuals would help. I should continue to focus on my intent (to do mediumship this year!) and not be afraid to leave my comfort zone in order to expand as in learning/knowledge. I decided this before the new year and the excitement has been building, im more positive and determined than ever!


    3 OF CUPS …

    To me this card is more about friendships and company than anything, so I take this to mean I should again, be in the company of like-minded people, maybe join a circle at church again. Perhaps even look for a spiritual mentor/teacher (I can think of the perfect one but she is SO busy!) I think I need to get back to church πŸ™‚ Blessings :)

  6. Liz says:

    Hello, Kate!

    I did this spread again today and I got:

    “10 of Swords – the hermit – 9 of Swords”

    It’s so accurate which my current situation. I need to work on my mental and mindset, and my guides are gonna help me overcome those obstacles created by me in essence.

    I love your spreads by the way!:D


  7. Catarina says:

    I’m always in awe of your spreads! They’re super useful and give way to amazing readings. I did mine and it appears that my Guides are now busy helping me find my way through the big forest that is the world of the esoteric. And I admit, I was feeling overwhelmed with the amount of information available. Thankfully one of the places I was guided to was your site and I couldn’t be happier about it.

    I don’t know if my interpretation I did in my blog was correct but this was the reading I did:

    Book of Shadows so below
    Issue my Guides are helping me with – 5 of Pents
    What my Guides want me to know – 2 of Swords
    How I can connect with my Guides – The Charriot

    The first one, I believe, is about them helping go through the “forest” of information I talked about earlier. And the second one is, I think, my spirit guides telling me to relax, meditate and make decisions with time and a lot of ponderation.

    I was, however, a little confused about how the “charriot” can help me connect better with my Guides but I’m assuming I must be straight forward and direct when communicating with them.

    Whether I was able to take full use of the spread I’m not entirely sure but I would definitely like to thank you for your great contributions so far. They are indeed a great help for beginners like me who are still tip-toeing their way into this wonderful world of tarot.
    Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

    • Kate says:

      Hi Catarina!
      Thank you so much for trying out my spread, sharing your reading and expressing your appreciation πŸ™‚ I am so glad you are finding my site and my tarot spreads helpful! It sounds like you have a good handle on the cards and your interpretation sounds great. One thing that popped into my mind with The Chariot is that it’s about travel and going places – have your guides been nudging you to go somewhere or do something? If so, acting on that is a way to connect more deeply with your guides.

  8. Liz says:

    Hello, Kate! My very first reading for my friend are exactly these cards, and they’re so accurate. It’s scary.

    I stumbled upon your blog last week after my very first tarot deck purchase – it was The Original Rider Waite. Your website has been very helpful to me. Thank you so much.

    • Kate says:

      That is very eerie, Liz!!! Congrats on getting your first deck – I’m glad you’re enjoying my site and finding it helpful. Good luck on your Tarot journey πŸ™‚

  9. Kirstine says:

    Hi Kate.
    I tried doing this spread and I feel like the cards are right, but I have a hard time connecting them to each other.

    1. The Magus(The Magician)
    2. 5 of disks(reversed)
    3. The Hierophant

    Then I drew two clarifiers 4 of disks(reversed) and Queen of Wands(reversed)
    I am thinking that the Magus probably has something to do with me moving to a new place, which I have wanted to do for years and now it is finally within reach, though I haven’t moved yet. I wasn’t sure about the 5 of disks, which is why I drew the first clarifier. But I am thinking it might be related to recent money problems. And the third one I didn’t get at all. Maybe something about trusting in my friends and family more?

  10. Lela Himes says:

    Hi, I just recently got into tarot cards, but my friend compared them to an ouiji board and it kinda freaked me out, and I know that you shouldn’t look up stuff like this because I’ll just make it worse, but a lot of people said when they contacted spirits they basically welcomed them into their house and basically the cards were possessed I don’t know If I believe it fully, but I’m extremely freaked out now and haven’t touched them since, can this happen when connecting with our sprit guides? Because I have many times…

    • Kate says:

      Hi Lela,
      Relax! Personally, I don’t believe Tarot cards are the same as Ouiji boards and in my experience they do not attract unwanted spirits or negative energies. I have never – in all my years of reading and studying Tarot – had a bad experience like this. And I don’t know anyone who has. That being said, there are plently of ways for you to clear your Tarot deck of negative energy and it’s important to set a clear intention before working with your cards. But do not be scared of Tarot. We actually discussed this topic on the Menage A Tarot podcast back in November – if you are interested, you can listen to the episode on itunes – it’s episode 5: In Guides We Trust (I would link directly to it, but I can’t find it in our archives on our website). I feel like Tarot is more of a tool to communicate with yourself, rather than a tool to communicate with spirits. Good luck and please feel free to ask me anymore questions if it will help put your mind at ease πŸ™‚

  11. imdia says:

    card 1: knight of wands
    card 2: page of swords
    card 3; ace of wamds

  12. Rok says:

    Hello Kate!

    I used this spread and it was very accurate for me and i must tell you that i really like this spread of yours! πŸ™‚

  13. Emma says:

    I visit your site regular and stumbled across this spread which at present is what I think I needed rather than just a C.O.T.D (currently learning and fully fledged newbie haha). I’m learning with the Hezicos Deck (recommended by your lovely self, which I love)

    My cards were…
    Knight of swords
    7 of swords
    Wheel of fortune

    How I interpreted them were the Knight of Swords was my partner and they were calming him down because he can have a sharp tongue at times and has been a lot less spiky as of late πŸ™‚ He’s placid majority of the time but even more so lately lol.

    7 of swords I interpreted intuitively rather than what the 7 swords core meaning usually stands for. They want me to move forward with something and leave some unnecessary baggage behind that isn’t needed. I will feel it’s a bad decision at the time but will benefit by doing it this way. Sometimes problems are in my head when problems aren’t even there. There is possibly some bad news heading my way but take the window of opportunity and use it wisely, cautiously and take time with your decision. I really don’t understand how I come to those conclusions from this card and any advice/help would be much appreciated.

    I didn’t understand the Wheel of Fortune for this position at 1st and then I thought about it and this was how I interpreted it. Switch and change things and see what works best for me. I felt drawn to the candles and what looks like a crystal (the purple blue rock) which gave me the idea of meditating more with candles and crystals which I think I don’t do far enough. Also to enjoy the ride and let go of everyday emotional baggage to reap the rewards.

    Any insight would be much appreciated.


  14. aya says:

    Kate I pulled out a major arcana for the first card

    1 – Chariot
    2 – Queen of Cups
    3 – 9 of Swords

    I’ve done three card readings before but this one time I can’t get what the angels are trying to say to me. How do you connect with higher spiritual beings for insight…I feel as if prayer is all I need to invoke their help but I don’t know where to begin even though I’ve been taught and raised the roman catholic way it feels like I don’t know myself anymore.

    The chariot is about travel and getting to where you want to be is how I read it. The queen of cups looks to me as if I should look at my own little heart and care for it. The 9 of swords reminds me of past or interweaving thoughts and ideas that is raising my anxiety levels…I’m too sure what the angels want me to understand about my situation regards to my love life.

  15. Katie says:

    I just wanna start by saying how much your blog has been helping me progress with my Tarot deck. I’ve always been interested in them and I finally got my own deck and you just make it so easy to learn and become close with my cards.

    I did the Spiritual guide spread today. I just wanted to let you know what I got from my cards and see if i’m heading down the right path and am doing everything correctly.

    Card 1~ Judgement (my interpretation was to stop seeking out validation in others and to stop blaming myself for every little thing that happens. Forgive& grow from my experiences, drop the negative and eventually ill rise)

    Card 2~ Ten of Swords (this card scared me at first, but after I thought about it for awhile I interpreted that I need to stop harping on past drama and accept that I have done wrong in my life, I need to turn my focus to something greater)

    Card 3~ Ace of Cups (an amazing card in my opinion for something like this. I interpreted that my spiritual guide and I are about to embark on a beautiful journey that nothing but good is going to come out of me seeking my guide and that i’ll find joy happiness and even good health and that if I just go with the flow I will soon enough feel the presence of my guide in everything that I do.)

    So am I heading down the right path with my Tarot? Did i interpret to literally? Thank-you for helping me in advance πŸ™‚

    • Kate says:

      Hi Katie,
      I am so delighted to hear that you are learning Tarot and that your finding my site helpful! Thank you for letting me know πŸ™‚
      It looks to me like your on the right track with your interpretations – keep up the good work! I don’t think your reading is too literal – I think you have a good understanding of the cards and how to read.

      Happy Tarot Reading!

  16. Alessia says:

    Hi, I did do this spread but my cards were the sum reversed, the seven of rods reversed, and the king of swords. I did ask for clarification with the king of swords and a tower was the card that followed suit. I am at a standstill will you please give your insight?

  17. G says:

    I’m drawing a blank with my interpretations …
    8 of cups
    8 of wands
    ACE of pentacles.
    anyone have ideas?

  18. Just B says:

    My reading is:

    1 – The Hierophant (needed clarification and got The Emperor )

    2 – Six of Pentacles

    3 – Temperance

    I was confused about the Hierophant, but when I drew the Emperor for clarificationI got the message. Quit living for others and live forrselfnd the real you, notapprova others

    Next felt like they knew how hard I’ve been working thru struggles and now itstime for my “big break”.

    Last is “Hey lady quit being a control freak, take a chill pill, relax, and let the Universe do its thing. You’re blockin the Yin/Yang!”

    Does that sound right? I’m new at this πŸ™‚

  19. Nancy says:

    Hi Kate

    I’m new to the tarot and just found your website , I think it’s wonderful, I just did the 3card spread of spirit guides and pulled, the hermit, the fool, and wheel of fortune , I just wanted to know what your thoughts are on this ! My feeling is the hermit is telling me and my guides that I need to meditate more , and that is something I know I do need to do but have a hard time relaxing , the fool to me is telling me to trust in myself and start fresh , but the wheel as far as connecting with my guides is a little confusing , I did notice all major cards here, well any help from anyone would be great
    Thank you

    • Kate says:

      Your feelings on the cards sound perfect, Nancy. I think that with this spread, more than any other spread, its what YOU see in the cards that counts. But The Wheel could be indicating a need to stay centered and not get caught up in the frenzied energy of everyday life.

  20. StoneGypsy Trina says:

    I just wanted to say your blog and teachings on reading have helped me to read more than any other site I’ve come across πŸ™‚

  21. wow this reading felt like it resonated with me big time!

  22. Tricia says:

    Hi Kate. I love the cards you’ve used in the above reading. Which deck is it? Also, your site is brilliant. I am now a huge fan:-)
    Thank you so much:-)
    Tricia xx

    • kate says:

      Hi Tricia,
      The deck I used for this spread is the Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso – its one of my absolute favorite decks!
      I’m glad you like my site!!! Thank you for that.

  23. Tess says:

    I did this exercise as soon as I saw it and the results are on my mind a lot. I used the Pagan Cats Tarot – so you’ll recognize how the first and last card duplicate each other.
    1st card The World, 2nd card 3 of swords (lol), 3rd card The Fool. I pulled a clarifying card for the 2nd position and got The Lovers – which has the yin/yang cats, but the cat looking into the crystal ball has both black and white in his fur. So it really emphasized balance and because of the crystal ball, to keep exploring the divination that I love. I don’t know how I got so many Major Arcana cards – but the World and the Fool seem to be saying that things will be ok and I have to imagine them being ok. Oh, and the original 3 of swords with the wet cat makes me laugh and think they might be saying things aren’t going to stay this way forever, and it’s not so bad, and because of the swords maybe communication – continue with divination and learning? So thank you so much for this spirit guide exercise. It has really been on my mind a lot.

    Could you think about doing a booklet relating to spirit guides or other supernatural-ish things? – or how to tell campfire spooky stories with cards since summer is coming up? I have the Dark Fairytale deck and that is easy to tell stories with. I saw an exercise in the book What’s In the Cards For You using 3 cards to tell a three line story which made me think of how fun it would be to make up campfire stories. I just love the books you make!

    • kate says:

      Hi Tess,
      That’s great that you got some good insights from the spirit guide spread! I have actually been thinking about creating some kind of booklet about spirit guides – so your suggestion confirms this is a good idea. I love your idea about storytelling with Tarot cards – I am going to be adding a section to my website called “fun stuff” with all kinds of fun things to do with Tarot cards, and that would totally fit in! And I LOVE spooky stories…

      • Tess says:

        Yay yay yay yay!!!!!! You’re so cool Kate! Can’t wait for your new stuff. I am still discovering more things on your website too. This is such a terrific website! Hope you have a great day.

  24. carole says:

    Thanks for this spread.
    I got the fool-the 8 of cups-the star.
    I like the 8 of cups to help me leave what has got to…
    I was wondering whether you advice to use reversals with this spreads as well?

    • kate says:

      Hi Carole,
      Wow – I LOVE The Star! You can use reversals if you normally do. I don’t think you really need to with this spread, though.

  25. Thank you for this great spread, Kate! This was something I needed to work on these days. Before trying it out with Tarot, I was guided to use my Earth Magic Oracle deck.

    The cards came up were: Desert (Vision Quest), Tsunami (Wake up Call), Spring Equinox (Rebirth).

    My spirit guides are helping me in trusting my gut feelings, instincts and visions, and I sense they are sending messages and nowadays I’ll receive more. Then we come to the second card, which is pretty much the same vibration with the Tower, a Tsunami! πŸ˜€ My guides are telling me not to freak out when I see something that might be wrong. I really need to develop a calm state when interpreting signs in everyday life, before jumping to the conclusion that something terrible might happen! And the Spring Equinox card is so clear, I can connect with my guides better when I spend time in the Nature, use herbs and natural stuff for spiritual ceremonies and meditations, and eat more raw food (%80 of my diet is green, I thought I might try them without boiling or cooking them). For its’ meaning, the more I get rid of my old habits and make a fresh start, the easier I will connect with them.

    I asked for a confirmation card for my spread, and the Shaman came up!!! This spread is awesome with other oracle decks as well! Cheers! ~Deniz πŸ™‚

    • kate says:

      Hi Deniz – as always, I love your interpretations of your cards! Especially the Spring Equinox card suggesting raw food diet. I am also trying to eat more raw veggies – its surprisingly easy, actually. I made a really good smoothie yesterday – half an avocado, one banana and a glass of coconut water and half a glass of water. You can also add cacao powder if you want a chocolate smoothie. It was delicious! Sorry…a little off topic, LOL!

      • Ooh, that really sounds like a delicious smoothie, must try! I read about the diet-chakra correspondence in one of Anna Sayce’s blog posts: Raw food diet and veggies assist upper chakras for spiritual work such as meditation, ritualistic or religious practices and connecting with higher realms and spirit guides. She says many people forget lower chakras in the bliss of spirituality. In order not to forget the lower chakras and the sense of belonging to Earth with feet set on the ground, meat and dairy must be included in our diets to balance. It was really helpful, since the topic is spirit guides and angels, upper chakras might need a boost, and the lady on the Spring Equinox card has vegetation all over, I can’t see a better way than some raw recipes! πŸ˜€

        • kate says:

          I am kind of glad Anna Sayce recommends eating dairy – I LOVE cheese! I have been trying to cut out dairy for ages, since I know it makes me feel heavy and sleepy, but that’s an interesting point that we need to balance out the chakras with different foods. Now I won’t feel so bad for snacking on cheeses!

          • Nicole says:

            Hi Kate,
            Your comment about snacking on cheese just popped out on me. I have been craving cheese for the last few months – like I can’t get enough. Definately going to pop over to Anna Sayce’s website.

            thanks nicole

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