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Top 10 Tarot Cards for Cheating

By October 10, 2012 September 28th, 2022

top 10 tarot cards for cheatingIs my partner cheating on me? Can I trust my friend? Is this business deal legit or is something else going on? Am I being taken for a ride? These are all (sadly) very common questions in a Tarot reading.

Whether you’re dealing with an unfaithful partner, a con-man, a backstabbing friend or an untrustworthy family member, it helps to know what Tarot cards to look out for in a reading that may indicate cheating.

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So, here are my top 10 Tarot cards for cheating.

Ten of Swords

If you’ve ever been betrayed or stabbed in the back, the Ten of Swords is the card you’ll see in your Tarot reading. You have been unexpectedly brought to your demise by an untrustworthy friend or partner who has hurt you deeply. The pain and the hurt will eventually subside and you will begin a new cycle in life, without this person.

Seven of Swords

If you see the Seven of Swords in a Tarot reading, then you know someone is trying to get away with something that is not ‘above board’. It may be a cheating partner or a dodgy businessperson. Someone is going behind your back and thinking that they have successfully gotten away with it. Thank goodness for your trusty Tarot cards because you can now call them up on it and expose the truth!

Three of Cups reversed

I nearly always see the Three of Cups in the reversed position when there is a third party in a relationship. Often, the client isn’t aware that their partner is cheating, but on further investigation or as time passes, the truth is revealed. This is most definitely an unwelcome third party who is disrupting the harmony of the original partnership.

Magician reversed

This is your typical dodgy used-car salesman! If you see the reversed Magician in a reading, then look out for someone who is taking advantage of you and the situation at hand. They may be pretending to be the ‘expert’ with all of the tools and resources to help you, but in actual fact they are motivated by their own selfish needs.

Moon reversed

The Moon is a card of secrets and undercurrents that have not yet come to the surface. Often the reversal of this card can indicate that these are buried very deeply and there are some significant skeletons in the closet that have not yet been revealed. Don’t take things on face value and act with caution.

Eight of Cups

The man in the Eight of Cups is trying to steal away in the dead of night to avoid any attention. I often see this card as a sign that someone is trying to do a disappearing act, hoping to avoid the consequences or fall-out of their actions.


A partner may be giving in to temptation with the Devil card and engaging in short-term pleasure and satisfaction. This may be a serial cheater who cannot help themselves with other partners who provide a little more sexual excitement than their original partner.

High Priestess reversed

The reversed High Priestess is often reflective of the mistress herself. She is dark and mysterious and very alluring to the easily tempted male. She may also indicate an untrustworthy friend who is keeping secrets from you.

Judgement reversed

Judgement reversed indicates errors in judgement and not accepting responsibility for one’s actions and decisions. A partner or business person may be trying to avoid ownership of what they have done in the past, leaving you to deal with the consequences of their poor decision-making.


The Tower is really the fall-out of a situation where there has been cheating. A cheating partner, an untrustworthy friend or a dodgy business person may leave a trail of destruction behind them. You have been betrayed and you can no longer trust those around you. Your beliefs and personal structures have been brought to the ground and you are now focused on rebuilding your life and your trust of other people.

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