It shouldn’t surprise you to hear that some of the most common questions people bring to a tarot card reading have to do with fidelity. Is he cheating on me? Is this business deal on the level? Can I trust my best friend? Whether you’re dealing with a partner you’re afraid may not be faithful, a friend you have wavering faith in or a family member that has you second guessing their family loyalty, it makes sense to want to consult the cards before confronting them directly. And if you get any of these cards in your spread, your worst fears may just be confirmed.
The Magician Inverted
Inverted, the Magician is someone in your life who’s out to pull the wool over your eyes. This is definitely a person who’s trying to take advantage of you in the worst way possible for their own benefit. Anyone from a used car salesman to a business partner to a friend giving bad advice can be this person, though they often pose as a kind of expert in your life with all the answers you need to solve all your problems.
If the Devil card comes up in regards to a cheating partner, you’re probably right. The Devil is the card that tells you they’re engaging in some kind of short term pleasure or satisfaction, and is usually the sign of a serial cheater. This person just can’t keep their hands out of the cookie jar, and that’s a fact that’s not going to change any time soon.
The Eight of Cups
The less obvious cheater, the man in the eight of cups is seen trying to sneak off in the dead of night. This is a person who’s trying to very quietly, very sneakily get away with something they know they’ve done wrong. They want to avoid the consequences of their actions while reaping all of the benefits.
The Ten of Swords
Ever been stabbed in the back? The man in the Ten of Swords has, and he knows your pain. If this card shows up in relation to you questioning the trustworthiness of someone in your life, consider your suspicions confirmed. This kind of backstabbing is unexpected, and it may be an incredibly difficult truth for you to face. The pain and grief will eventually leave you so you can move on with your life, but only after you’ve bled out the poison by cutting this person out of your life for good.
The Tower is a card that gets a bad reputation. Usually it represents the razing of a current situation to bring about positive change, like quitting a job you hate so you’re free to start one you really love. In the context of asking about a cheating spouse, however, it unfortunately means that the trust in your relationship has been completely obliterated. Your partner is cheating. Your faith in your partner has been razed to the ground, and all you have left around you is the rubble.