Pet Tarot Spread: Understanding Their Needs

We all want to do what is right for our pets. They are our best friends and always there for us, so we want to give them the best lives possible. However, it can be difficult to really understand our pet’s wants and needs. Just like us, cats and dogs can suffer from stress and anxiety. As they rely on us, it is really important to try to understand what our pets want and need.

This pet Tarot spread helps you figure out what your pet wants you to know. It looks at their needs, fears, and desires, allowing you to be there for your pet.

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How To Perform a Pet Tarot Spread

Pet Tarot Spread Layout

Before diving deep into this pet Tarot spread, it’s worth mentioning that if your pet appears upset or stressed, you must take them to the vet. Having a vet give them a check-over and provide you with advice can further help your relationship with your pet.

Before performing this pet Tarot spread, spend time with your pet. Have a cuddle or a play to allow them to open up to you. Then, shuffle the deck and spread the cards out in front of your pet. Sometimes, they will paw at cards that they want you to see. However, you probably will have to pull the cards out yourself!

With your pet’s guidance, pull six cards and lay them out in front of you.

Card One: Your Pet’s Wants

The first card pulled in this pet Tarot spread shows you what your pet wants right now. It will usually be a pretty obvious card, revealing cuddles, food, or warmth. It may be linked to their innate wants, such as hunting or exploring.

Card Two: Your Pet’s Fears

dog tarot spreadThe second card shows you your pet’s fears. This card may be pretty easy to understand, but you may need to reflect on its meaning for a while.

If you have a rescue pet, consider what their life was like before you adopted them. Like humans, animals can hold onto trauma, which may affect their current happiness. Their fears usually stem from the trauma and upheaval they have experienced.

Card Three: Your Pet’s Needs

The third card pulled in this pet Tarot spread shows you your pet’s needs. It will reflect their core needs and what they may need more of in life. It may show you that they need more cuddles, play time, or time outside.

Card Four: What Your Pet Feels About You

The fourth card reveals what your pet feels about you. This card will typically show you the love and respect your pet has for you. Our pets often view us as their parent or the leader of their pack, so cards with this energy may appear here.

If a negative card appears here, don’t worry too much! Your pet may be upset with you right now, but you can work out what you need to do to make them happy once you reflect on the last two cards in the reading.

Card Five: What Your Pet Wants You To Know

This card will represent anything your pet wants you to know right now. It may show you their current emotions, what they think about you, or what they want from you at this current moment.

Card Six: What You Can Do To Help Your Pet

The final card in this pet Tarot spread represents what you can do to help your pet. This is a card of advice and shows you what you can do to make your pet happy.

This card may be linked to the cards that represent your pet’s wants and needs. Does your pet need more of something from you?

Asking the Tarot: What Does My Pet Want Me to Know?

If your dog or cat seems out of sorts, you may wish to do a one card Tarot reading with them. Shuffle the deck and ask, ‘what does my pet want me to know?’. Lay the cards out in front of your pet and see if they are drawn to a specific card.

If so, turn the card over and reflect on its meaning. It will reveal what your pet wants you to know right now.

Three-Card Pet Tarot Reading

Three-Card Pet Love Tarot Reading

The three-card reading is also an option if you want a quick and simple spread. This gives an accurate answer, but I’ll leave it to you to decide which you need.

You can extend this reading to four cards with an additional qualifying card, but if it isn’t painting a clear path for you, I’d suggest taking the time with the complete spread.

Important Cards for a Pet Tarot Spread

When performing this pet Tarot spread, there are certain cards to look out for. These cards are connected with animals, so our pets may feel more drawn to them. Let’s take a look at them now.

Queen of Wands

queen of wandsIn the traditional Rider-Waite deck, this is the only card with a cat depicted in the scene. The Queen of Wands has a black cat at her feet. This card represents someone who is caring, courageous, and determined. They are in charge of their life and know how to look after others.

If this card appears in a pet Tarot spread, it suggests that your pet sees you as the Queen of Wands. There is a lot of loving energy in this card, so it is a great sign for you and your pet.


This major arcana card represents strength, courage, and compassion. It is usually depicted as a woman holding a lion, reminding us of the strength of kindness and tenderness.

If this card appears in a pet Tarot spread, it suggests that you have this kindness towards your pet. You are compassionate and caring, with the power to provide them with a fulfilling life.