The Minor Arcana
As I mentioned in the first article on Issues of Infidelity, there are numerous cards in the tarot deck that reflect issues of infidelity, fear of commitment, temptation, and separation. In the previous article, these issues were explored through the cards of the major arcana. Now we can continue with the minor arcana. In the tarot deck, the minor arcana are the cards that depict the wands, cups, coins, and swords. These tarot cards’ meanings typically refer to existing situations that are going on in your everyday life. They can also represent the relationships and people in your life. Each suite is connected to a specific theme: work, emotions, finances, and relationships. They also represent the four elements: earth, sky, water, and fire. Although many tarot enthusiasts believe the minor arcana tarot cards are not as significant as the major arcana tarot cards, I disagree.
The minor arcana are exceptionally informative due to their specific nature. In a tarot card reading, the minor arcana reveal the who’s, how’s, and what’s. There is no sense of permanence. If there are a number of suits in your spread, know that you can make changes, work through blocks, and understand where you are emotional. Each of the tarot cards discloses a positive element to a situation or a negative one. In most cases, this is revealed through its position. In your free tarot reading, upright cards tend to symbolize a positive and optimistic viewpoint while reversed cards reveal a more negative and perilous point of view. In either case, there is always constructive advice. These minor arcana offer assistance in day-to-day matters and when it comes to infidelity, the cards enable one to observe their situation with deeper insight.
Two of Cups Reversed
The Two of Cups reversed usually indicates the dissipation of a relationship. This card often refers to incompatibility, but it can also refer to the act of a cheating partner. When the Two of Cups comes up in a reading, it warns of a relationship that has changed its direction. What was once loving and kind now reflects issues of mistrust, rejection, and painful feelings. Because this card is associated with the cup’s suit, it reflects the emotional consequences of our behavior or the behavior of others. If infidelity is the nature of the reading, the outcome could potentially be a painful one. In many cases, this card warns of a separation. However, depending on the cards that flank the Two of Cups reversed, separation is not always the case. In your free psychic tarot reading, The Two of Cups reversed still validates the significance of a relationship. It is a love card and there can be situations in which losing relationships can be restored to harmony.
Three of Cups Reversed
In their upright position, the three of cups is a card of celebration and overall satisfaction. However, when it is reversed the opposite is often true. When the Three of Cups comes up reversed in your free tarot reading, it indicates there may be an overindulgence of some kind. In this position, relations are not based on love but based on primitive needs. When in an upright position, this card can reflect a happy relationship but in a reversed position it reflects a loss of interest or apathy towards one’s relationship. This is a true infidelity card. Sometimes the act of infidelity is the turning point in one’s relationship. It represents the final act in aiding one to part from a relationship that is not working for them.
Five of Cups
The Five of Cups is a tricky card. In terms of issues of infidelity, it’s really important to examine the cards in the tarot spread. In a tarot reading, the Five of Cups often reflects deep mourning for the loss of an important relationship. This card can represent abandonment and betrayal. In this respect, the issue of infidelity does come up. This tarot card can have major implications due to the fact that it can represent the deep hurt inflicted by a partner. I associate this card with our attachments. Often, this card signifies the anxiety around losing deep attachments. This is not something we want to do, but it is something we must do. This is why infidelity can have an association with this card. It can represent the cheating partner that we have to let go of, regardless of our attachment to them.
Six of Wands Reversed
The Six of Wands reversed in another tarot card that can represent infidelity. In most tarot readings, the Six of Wands usually signifies defeat, failure, or postponement. When it comes to relationship readings, however, the six of wands can indicate infidelity within a marriage. Infidelity issues are largely perceived as the cheating partner. In the case of the Six of Wands reversed, infidelity can take on a larger representation. Infidelity can include anything that takes the attention of your partner. This could be work, a hobby, or another interest. One can only hope that this is the case. The Six of Wands reversed typically warns that in a relationship, one partner is not getting their needs met. This is the groundwork for an adulterous affair. This is a warning card. Take care to communicate with your partner. You may wish to seek counsel on marital issues because infidelity certainly can play a role.
Nine of Cups Reversed
If ever there was a card in the tarot deck that identified a playboy, it would be the Nine of Cups reversed. Traditionally, the Nine of Cups reversed indicates an excessive preoccupation with pleasure. It can also suggest a tendency towards overindulgence and excessiveness. In terms of relationship readings, the Nine of Cups Reversed warns that one’s self-centered desires are causing harm to their partner. The Nine of Cups reversed is one of those tricky cards. It could, in fact, be suggesting that your partner is acting out, and on the other hand, it can be a warning that you may be potentially at risk for acting out. The Nine of Cups is very similar to the Devil in a reversed position. Both cards suggest that a relationship may be moving way off track. Like the Devil Reversed, the Nine of Cups can indicate that someone in a relationship can not manage their own sexual behavior. There may be a sexual addiction problem. In this case, it is more than likely you or your partner is involved with infidelity. Infidelity and sexual addictions have their roots in low self-esteem, fear of intimacy, and escapism. When this card comes up in a psychic tarot reading, it urges you to reevaluate your value system within the context of your relationship. It also suggests that you take a good look at your behavior. Are you being driven by self-centeredness? Is your partner?