Do you want to know which Tarot cards mean infidelity? Which Tarot cards predict that your partner is cheating? Curious to find out which Tarot cards you do not want to see if you’re worried your partner has been unfaithful? Here is a list of the Tarot cards of cheating and infidelity.
It’s a sad fact, but cheating and infidelity are common occurrences in love and relationships. Therefore, it is pretty obvious that readers often perform readings on whether a partner has been unfaithful or not. Sometimes, there is nothing to worry about but sometimes the cards to reveal that the seeker’s lover has been up to no good.
I wrote this list of “Tarot Cards for Cheating and Infidelity” only as a guide. Remember, if you get one of these cards it doesn’t always mean your partner has been unfaithful. Use your intuition and go with your gut. Also, using Tarot spreads designed for infidelity can help you get a proper answer (I have spreads like this in my Love Tarot Spreads e-book).
2 of Pentacles
The 2 of Pentacles is a common feature in readings where there is infidelity. The reason why, is because the 2 of Pentacles often indicates a juggling act.
The 2 of Pentacles can mean that your partner is balancing their time between more than one lover. They may be stressed because they are attempting to split their resources between you and someone else. Therefore, you will see the 2 of Pentacles in love readings where there is cheating involved.
The High Priestess
The High Priestess is a typical infidelity Tarot card for two reasons, both of which can be found in The High Priestess’ main meanings.
Firstly, The High Priestess is a card of intuition. It usually advises you follow and listen to your gut. This card can mean that your hunches are correct if you suspect your partner is cheating on you.
Secondly, The High Priestess can also represent things which are hidden, unknown and kept in secret. Therefore, obviously this card can mean that your partner is keeping things from you, which is a common occurrence in infidelity.
7 of Swords
The 7 of Swords is the stereotypical infidelity card. In fact, one of its main meanings is deception. It symbolises someone is doing something they’re not meant to (and trying to get away with it). So, the 7 of Swords in your Tarot reading can obviously predict that your partner is lying to you.
Infidelity is most people’s worst nightmare. It is no surprise then that The Tower - the card of destruction and shock - is a Tarot card which often means there is unfaithfulness within a relationship.
Usually, The Tower represents the unexpected. Therefore, if your partner is being unfaithful it is not going to be with someone you would normally suspect. The person they are cheating with will take you by surprise.
However, I should state that The Tower doesn’t always mean that there is infidelity in your relationship, especially if you have convinced yourself that your partner has definitely cheated on you. Because it is the card of shocks and the unexpected, this can predict that your lover is not actually cheating on you; they are probably keeping a different type of secret, one you haven’t even considered.
I often see The Fool pop up in readings where there is cheating or infidelity. Most readers wouldn’t really read this card this way, but I do believe that this interpretation is an accurate one.
The Fool can sometimes represent shocking or wild behaviour. This card will appear when someone is acting like they are independent, even when they have responsibilities at home. Essentially, The Fool can indicate that (in your lover’s mind) they are free from the ties of a relationship. Therefore, your partner may cheat on you because they do not behave as though the relationship is serious.
Knight of Wands
Sometimes, The Knight of Wands can indicate that your partner is unfaithful, especially if you feel like the Knight represents them in your Tarot reading and you’re specifically asking about infidelity.
The Knight of Wands is known for his high sex drive. While this doesn’t always mean your partner is unfaithful, it does mean that your lover has a wondering eye. If your readings looks overly negative and the Knight of Wands comes up, this isn't a good sign.
Queen of Swords
The Queen of Swords is another court card which can represent infidelity and unfaithfulness. However, while the Knight of Wands symbolises your lover, the Queen of Swords is the card of the ‘other woman’.
In Tarot readings, it is common for the Queen of Swords to signal the presence of an individual who wants to do you harm or wishes bad things on you. The Queen of Swords can also represent people who meddle in your romantic life. Therefore, it is not a stretch to take this card as a sign that there is an individual who is getting close to your partner and wants to destroy your relationship.
3 of Swords
Just like the 7 of Swords, the 3 of Swords is another Tarot card traditionally associated with cheating and infidelity. The third sword is supposed to represent the intrusion of another individual into your relationship; where there were once two, there is now 3.
The 3 of Swords has always been a card of heartache, and also often represents the painful end of a relationship. That’s not to say that your relationship is definitely going to fall apart, but it can mean that there is a bumpy road ahead of you.
The Magician Tarot card represents manifestation, new business ventures and you putting things into motion. There are a lot of positive associations with The Magician. Magicians are fun and entertaining but they also have a dark side.
The Magician can sometimes be a card of trickery and deception. Also, a traditional interpretation of The Magician is that it represents a con artist. Therefore, it is a marker that someone is your life may not be as forthcoming as you would like.
Another card traditionally associated with deception, The Moon deserves a place in my top 10 Tarot cards which symbolize cheating and infidelity. In fact, I would say that - out of all the cards on this list - The Moon is the one I would make likely associated with unfaithfulness.
In divination, darkness can be interpreted as symbolising things which are hidden from you. Even to dream about night time can mean that all is not as it seems. Not knowing all there is to know about your relationship can obviously signal that you are not being told the truth.
The Moon is also similar to The High Priestess in that it can represent intuition and secrets. Usually, when there is infidelity involved, the seeker has a hunch or feeling that something is not quite right with their relationship and that is why they are looking for infidelity in a Tarot reading. Often, The Moon means that you already know the truth you are just looking for your Tarot cards to confirm your suspicions.
So, that’s it for Tarot cards which represent cheating and infidelity. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out the Love Tarot Spreads e-book.
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