Near & Far: A Tarot Spread for Distant Connection

Posted on April 15, 2020
Updated on December 01, 2020

Whether you’re separated from someone that you love or are interested in seeing where a long-gone connection is now, Tarot is thankfully always up for the task.

We’ve crafted a spread that looks into that connection and clarifies any lingering questions or concerns you might have had about the distant soul in mind. Tarot will be able to illuminate the answer to what is going on in any separation, allowing you to tap into the connection a little deeper than you might be able to on your own.

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Ultimately, however, this spread has a variety of purposes. If you’re interested in seeing your connection with the collective consciousness and want to tap into your relationship with the universe — something that, at times, can also feel distant — you can! Simply think of the universal consciousness instead of a specific person when using this spread, and you’ll be tapping into something entirely different, but of course wholly valuable.

Check out the spread below:

6-Card Distant Soul Connection Tarot Spread

  1. A card representing you in the connection
  2. A card representing the distant soul
  3. What connects you across the distance
  4. What separates you
  5. The energy of your connection overall
  6. A piece of advice from the Tarot

Below you can find an example of what the spread might look like in practice.

Card 1: You - 2 of Swords

At the moment, you have clouded vision and are unable to see the truth, as well as what’s to come.

This card would indicate that in this situation, you’ve got a metaphorical blindfold on and aren’t sure what steps to be taking next.

Card 2: The distant soul - Knight of Wands

With so much fire and energy at play, this card would signal that this is a soul on the move.

This person may have physically traveled away, putting a strain on your connection, or simply be miles apart in communication. Their words may say one thing while their actions say another, as they may not entirely be sure what course of action they are taking next right until they take that step.

Card 3: What connects you - 4 of Wands

No matter where this Knight of Wands ends up traversing to next, you always will have a strong foundation of friendship and communication that you once had built together.

This is a card of stability and home, indicating that there’s something about you that still can remind the distant soul of a place to return to. The horse always comes back to the stable, after all!

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Card 4: What separates you - Death

Profound change and transformation are not always something that we want in our moments of stability, but sometimes it’s simply very necessary. Something about your connection might need a shake-up, or perhaps it was just the distant soul that had some self-growth and inner transformation to do.

Either way, change was a necessary happening in your connection, and sometimes, that separates you in the process.

Card 5: Your energetic connection overall - The Hanged Man

This card would indicate that something has put your connection at a standstill, and it is literally suspended in the air!

Typically, The Hanged Man foretells a need to sacrifice something in order to proceed forward, and that may be the case for this relationship. Perhaps in order to reconnect with this distant soul, there is something one of you must give up in turn.

Card 6: A piece of advice - 3 of Wands

The 3 of Wands is a card of communication and a long journey ahead. The Tarot may be warning you that your journey is not yet over, and just getting started. It also maintains an optimistic tone to its message, encouraging you that whatever may be coming is something still for your own benefit.

Either way, the Tarot is with you on the path ahead!

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At the times when we feel most distant and disconnected from the ones we love for whatever reasons there may be, Tarot is with us as both our voice of reason and as our illuminating guide to show us the light ahead.

You may always return to this spread, as well as the Tarot, for some words of wisdom and clarity in times of confusion and change.

Feel free to check out our favorite Tarot spreads, or pick up your own deck of Tarot cards if you are itching to try out this spread!

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An honest Aries with a grounded Virgo Moon and Rising, Lexi Hikari picked up her first astrology book at age 12, and has loved the language of the stars ever since. She began her… Learn More About The Author »

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