The Major Arcana
There are numerous cards in the Tarot deck that reference issues of infidelity, fear of commitment, temptation, and separation. To begin, I think it would be in our best interest to explore the reasons the Tarot is so effective for determining such issues. There are many different types of psychics. Some psychics use the tarot to trigger feelings, images, and sensations that they then interpret. Other psychic tarot readers, like me for example, use the tarot in a more literal fashion. I count on the tarot to reveal a truth that is already there. What do I mean by this? I believe that within each and every one of us, there is access to inner truth. These truths pertain not only to our own life path but also to the truth of the collective unconscious, an all-knowing unifying source that relates to humanity as a whole.
The Tarot cards are like magnets, when they are touched by someone their energy becomes attached. Ultimately, their own hidden knowledge is transferred to the cards. It is the psychic tarot reader’s job to interpret these hidden messages of information. The psychic tarot reader has to depend on their own intuition to “lock on” to the information revealed in the cards. This brings me back to the issue of the cheating partner. Since I believe we are our own keepers of truth, most of us already can sense issues of unfaithfulness. We may get that tugging feeling that something just isn’t right, or we may start to feel suspicious for no apparent reason.
There are times, however, when we are completely unaware that our partners may be cheating on us. Often, when this comes up in your psychic tarot reading, it comes as a total shock. Then things start to make sense. It is as if a blindfold has been lifted off our eyes and we finally have the clarity to things as they really are. There is no mistake that we can choose to live in denial. Denial is a wonderful defense mechanism, protecting us from certain realities that we are not ready to process. At the same time, the psychic tarot reading may be off the mark. It’s really important to find a psychic tarot reader that thoroughly understands the cards. True infidelity issues are reinforced by more than one tarot card in a reading. Often, it depends on which cards flank the card representing adultery. In my experience, there is always a big red sign that warns of unfaithfulness and if it is not occurring in the moment, it certainly can be an issue in the future.
Below I have listed the top cards in the major arcana that reflect concerns with relationships. I chose to elaborate on the major arcana because these cards are often right on the mark. They always represent life long learning lessons and refer to the fates of our path. When you get your next psychic tarot reading, and the issue of infidelity gets discussed, ask the psychic which cards came up in your reading. You may find it helpful to understand how the psychic has come to this conclusion. I know I would.
The Fool Reversed
In most tarot readings, the Fool reversed represents a fear of the unknown and inability to take risks. However, in psychic tarot love readings, the Fool reversed is also associated with infatuation. If you are already in a relationship this can be an indicator that your partner may be having thoughts of another person. The other issue of the Fool reversed represents the matter of commitment. Often, when the Fool is in a reversed position, it is a warning that you or your partner may not be ready to be in a committed relationship. One of the most frequent ways to get out of a relationship is to start a new relationship with someone else. The Fool reversed represents the type of partner that can quickly move on to the next.
The Emperor Reversed
The Emperor reversed often is associated with a reluctance to grow up. He is the man or woman choosing to run away rather than confront his or her problems. His tarot card meaning can also refer to a fear of intimacy or reluctance to show up as a mature person in a relationship. When a relationship is struggling with the grinds of day-to-day responsibility, one partner may choose to find a release through the onset of a new relationship. The new relationship, in this case, is not about the person with whom your partner is cheating. This is not about love or infatuation. It refers to one’s incapacity to deal with responsibility. The unfaithful relationship is about escape.
The Lovers upright and reversed
This is the one card in the tarot deck that can have infidelity concerns both in an upright position as well as in a reversed position. In its upright position, the Lovers can indicate the issue of temptation. Granted, this temptation does not always refer to relationships. Depending on the cards that flank the Lovers, one can determine if the temptation is about another person. What I truly appreciate about the Lovers in an upright position is that its message of temptation does not refer to an actual act. This is a warning card, and if issues in a relationship are addressed, infidelity can be avoided. The Lovers reversed represents something entirely different. In your free psychic tarot reading, the Lovers reversed may indicate that your relationship is in trouble and that it may be an unhealthy one. The Lovers card can also refer to a bad decision that has been made. This means that unfaithfulness could have already happened. This is a true infidelity card and depending on which cards flank the Lovers reversed, it could indicate that someone may have cheated on you. It can also indicate that there may be a separation, possibly out of the result of infidelity.
The Devil Reversed
In its negative aspect, the Devil can represent self-centeredness on the parts of both people involved in a relationship. There are typical concerns with control and power. One partner always tends to have more than another, often causing one person to be at the mercy of the other. The Devil reversed warns one of their core and primitive sexual appetites. In your free psychic tarot reading, the devil reversed informs the person being read for that they have the potential to act out in a sexual manner. At the same time, it can refer to someone’s partner. This is a card representing a relationship in which one person can not manage their sexual desires. There may be a sexual addiction problem. Often, when this card comes up in a tarot spread reversed, one or both persons in a relationship are coming from a place of insatiable desire. It represents sex not love. In the worst-case scenario, a partner may be acting out with more than just one person. This is also a true infidelity card and it depicts the great harm caused by our lust.
Make sure to check out part 2 of this article in a few days…