The Love Triangle Layout
Difficulty: Somewhat Complicated
This layout can be used to determine the dynamics of the relationship between 3 people, whether or not romance is involved. This layout is drawn in the form of a hexagram, consisting of several large and small triangles. This layout is somewhat complicated, but only because of the complicated nature of this type of relationship.
The first step is to interpret the card for each individual position in the layout. Generally the querent asks about a relationship that he or she is involved with, but this does not have to be the case. Ordinarily the querent's representative card is #1, the querent's person of interest is #2, and the other person would be #3.
The second step fills in the downward triangle and involves further examination of the individuals through their views of the other people. Each person has 2 more cards showing the way they see and relate to the other members of the triangle. For example, Tile #6 shows how Person #3 relates to Person #1, while Tile #9 shows Person #1's attitude toward Person #3.
The next step completes the upward triangle and the hexagram, focusing on cards 10-13. It also completes the many smaller triangles and shows the potential for each relationship. The final card, #13 can be considered the significator of the reading, which shows the overall potential for this 3-way relationship.
Your Love Triangle Reading
1: Person #1
The Fire tile is a strong warning that something is wrong or out of balance. The Fire tile is a warning. Your resources are in jeopardy. These endangered resources may be financial or spiritual or physical. In fact, resources of all types may be in danger.
2: Person #2
Symbol: The Fisherman
The tile of The Fisherman suggests success can be attained through the application of common sense and careful management of your time and relationships. The Fisherman is thorough and patient. He knows that while his efforts will be rewarded as long as he does not give up.
3: Person #3
This creature lives off the dirt of the earth, collecting valuable nutrients that make it a symbol of energy and revitalization. Naturally the worm is an old Tibetan home remedy with tremendous healing properties. Aiding both yin and yang energies, as well as practically every other vital organ and body system, it represents a powerful cure-all - a soltion to a broad variety of problems.
4: Person #1's view of #2
The Bamboo tile indicates an adaptable, useful spirit. The Bamboo tile is also associated with scholarly pursuits.
5: Person #2's view of #3
Symbol: The Farmer
The Farmer represents rewards gained through hard work and faith in oneself. He harvests riches from the planting and nurturing of his crops.
6: Person #3's view of #1
The Green Dragon tile suggests the time has come for you to begin a new project, or to take your life in a new direction.
7: Person #2's view of #1
Symbol: White Tiger
The White Tiger tile is epitomizes masculinity in its purest form. The male represented by the White Tiger is brave and assertive. He will fight to protect what he feels is right.
8: Person #3's view of #2
The Duck tile symbolizes a long lasting relationship with the strength to overcome all obstacles. It suggests fidelity and trustworthiness. Regardless of the type of partnership in question, the second Bamboo tile indicates a strong, healthy relationship.
9: Person #1's view of #3
The Toad tile indicates some troubling moments along your life's path, but these aches will heal. It also suggests your ambition may be greater than your reach.
10: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #2
The Entering tile indicates that barriers you now face will soon be lifted. Opportunity and success are ahead, but you must have the courage and energy to take advantage of them.
11: Overall relationship between persons #2 and #3
A proud and dominant animal who likes to strut his stuff. The rooster is the ultimate symbol of reliability and punctuality, as he never misses his morning duty of crowing at the dawn. Naturally this creature symbolizes new beginnings. Also he is a protector of the home domain.
12: Overall relationship between persons #1 and #3
The Carp tile indicates the attainment of inner-peace, tranquility, and freedom from the pressures of everyday life. Contentment will be realized. The Carp's vibrant colors suggest a rich life. This may mean the coming of material and/or spiritual wealth.
13: Overall 3-way Relationship
Generally the East Wind tile represents the querent. The tiles nearest the East tile in a reading have added importance.