Titanic’s Unrequited Love Spread

365 Tarot Spreads: Revealing the Magic in Each Day - Sasha Graham 2014

Titanic’s Unrequited Love Spread

On This Day

Kate Winslet campaigned for the role of Rose, sending James Cameron daily notes that included a rose and the sign-off “From your Rose.” Cameron originally envisioned the character as “an Audrey Hepburn type,” but Kate eventually won him over, and the rest is film history.

The 3D version of James Cameron’s Titanic premiered on this day in London in 2012. This epic romantic-disaster movie broke box office records, picked up scores of Academy Awards, and left audiences sobbing.

Summation of Spread

Unrequited, impossible, or doomed love is represented by a reversed Lovers card. Reversals can often relate to the card’s opposite meaning. The Lovers card typically represents love and romance, so its reversal could metaphorically signify a lover on the bottom of the ocean.

Nothing sears the heart like unrequited love. The tragedy of Jack and Rose was like that of Romeo and Juliet: their love never had time to mature or blossom. The dazzling, luminous question of “what if” lingers. This spread examines a love that, for whatever reason, cannot be.

Cast Your Cards

Remember, it is better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all. Cast your cards as follows:

1. Myself.

2. Our attraction.

3. The object of my love.

4. Why I love them.

5. Why they love me.

6. Why can’t we be together?

7. What would have happened if we were together?

8. Why is it best we are apart?

9. How can I express love anyway?

10. What is learned?