A key aspect of reading your own tarot is interpreting cards. For a beginner interpreting a single card can be fine, as there are plenty of resources to help you out, however interpreting two or more can be very tricky.
However, if you have been practising single card readings for a while a 2 card spread will be a great introduction into reading multiple cards.
As you’ve found this page, you’re probably wondering how to interpret the 4 Of Pentacles card and 7 Of Swords card together in particular.
The 4 Of Pentacles card and 7 Of Swords have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.
What does 4 Of Pentacles and 7 Of Swords mean together?
When The 4 Of Pentacles tarot card and The 7 Of Swords tarot card come together, they signify a struggle between wanting to ensure long-term security and a temptation to take shortcuts to achieve your goals. It is a sign of feeling trapped in a situation and being tempted to resort to unethical means to get what you want. There is a fear of financial or emotional loss and a fear of being betrayed by those around you. This card combination is a warning to be cautious and try to stay honest and true on your path to stability.
The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings
What does 4 Of Pentacles and 7 Of Swords mean together for your love life?
When the 4 of Pentacles and 7 of Swords appear together in a love reading it suggests that you are putting your security ahead of your relationship. You are in danger of losing something valuable to you, either through your own selfishness or the dishonesty of another involved in your relationship.
The 4 of Pentacles indicates a fear of loss and a desire for long-term security. You may be clinging to the status quo for fear of not having something solid to rely on and not wanting to take risks. In the short term, this behavior will probably ensure a stable situation, but over the long term, it can easily lead to stagnation and a feeling of dissatisfaction.
The 7 of Swords implies that there may be deception at play in your love life. You may be withholding information about your true intentions or someone else may be betraying you. This dishonesty can lead to a breakdown in trust and ultimately to a situation where there is no longer a solid foundation for your relationship.
The combination of these two cards suggests that the key to a successful relationship lies in striking a balance between security and taking risks. You need to be willing to make changes and take risks while still offering stability and security to your relationship. This may involve learning to trust yourself and others and developing a willingness to compromise and make adjustments. If you can do this, you should be able to create a secure, loving and fulfilling relationship.
What does 4 Of Pentacles and 7 Of Swords mean together for your finances?
When the 4 Of Pentacles and the 7 Of Swords tarot cards appear together in a reading, they suggest that there is a struggle between wanting long-term financial security and the temptation to act dishonestly in order to try to get it. This could be in relation to a job, investments, or other financial decisions.
If this card combination appears in the context of a job, then it could suggest that a person is tempted to take advantage of the corporate system, such as manipulating their resumes to get a better position, or deceiving their boss in order to get a raise. On the other hand, the 4 Of Pentacles could also warn against a temptation to stay too comfortable in the same job for too long, and not to take risks in order to progress.
In relation to investments and money, this card combination could mean that a person is tempted to act dishonestly in order to make a quick profit, such as taking part in activities like insider trading, or investing in schemes that may not be legitimate. It could even suggest a temptation to take part in activities like money laundering.
In whatever context this card combination appears, it suggests a struggle between wanting financial security and a temptation to get it through dishonest means. It is important to remember that while this temptation can be strong, it is not worth the risk of potential punishment or financial ruin. It is better to take the time to build financial security through honest and responsible means.
What does 4 Of Pentacles and 7 Of Swords mean together for your health?
When The 4 Of Pentacles and The 7 Of Swords come together in a reading, it is an indication of stagnation and a lack of progress. This suggests that there may be a desire for long-term security, but at the same time a fear of things changing. This could be reflected in health in a number of ways, such as a fear of seeking medical advice, or a reluctance to take risks.
The 7 Of Swords points to potential betrayal and dishonesty, which can lead to anxiety if we are constantly expecting the worst. This can prevent us from trusting others and seeking medical attention, which can have serious impacts on our well-being. The combination of these two cards can also indicate a tendency to run away from difficult situations and negative feelings. This may manifest in avoiding as well as denying physical symptoms, risking our health in the long-term.
It is important to take a step back to assess the full picture that these two cards are presenting. Instead of being ruled by fear and greed, it is important to take the necessary steps to ensure our long-term health and security. This could mean taking a proactive approach to our health, seeking medical advice, and opening up to trusted people in our lives. Ultimately, these two cards represent a warning to not let fear of change get in the way of taking care of our health.
The meaning of the cards will depend on what kind of reading you are doing and the question you asked the deck. This is a guide covering the general meanings of the cards and how they relate to each other.
Common 2-card spreads
Whilst it’s great to know who these two cards interact with each other, it’s important to note that the meaning will depend on the context of your spread
The most common 2 card spreads I recommend to newer readers are:
- The 2 card cross (otherwise known as “The Fool’s Journey”)
- The 2 card “Yes or No”
“The Fool’s Journey”
Setup: The two card cross is where you place two cards face up, one placed vertically and with one laying horizontally over
Interpretation: The 2 cards represent a “situation” and a “challenge”. The first card will describe the situation you are in with the second horizontal card being the “challenge” crossing you (literally crossing you in this case!)
Reading: Using the overviews in this guide is a great way to start. First, look at the meanings of the 2 cards, and see how they might relate either as your “situation” or “challenge”. Once you have that you can look at the general overview for how the two cards interact with each other.
The benefit of this spread is that it can give clarity when you’re feeling uncertain or anxious. Once you have clarity of thought, and a strong idea of what your challenge is you can find solutions to help your situation
The 2 card “Yes or No”
Setup: The 2 card “Yes or No” is where you place two cards face up side by side, whilst asking your deck a “yes or no” question.
Interpretation: Each card in a tarot deck has a “yes” or a “no” meaning. Look at the meanings of each card, and you will have your answer.
The benefit of this is you get a stronger yes or no compared to a single card draw. You may find you often get a mix of “yes or no”, and this is fine. It simply means there is doubt, or things are not yet clear.
Yes or No meaning
Things are a bit tricky for this combination, as 4 Of Pentacles and 7 Of Swords mean different things. The cards are unsure about your question, or the answer to the question has not yet been decided.
The “Yes” and “No” meanings can differ from reader to reader. The meanings here are based on what I believe are the generally accepted definitions.
What does 4 Of Pentacles mean?
The 4 Of Pentacles Tarot card represents a need to focus on security and stability of your physical health. You are likely to be overly cautious when it comes to your health and may even be avoiding risks or potential problems. You may be focused on achieving the perfect state of health and can become anxious if you make a mistake or do something that doesn’t fit your ideal. You are likely to be a perfectionist in terms of your health, striving for perfection and taking extra steps to ensure your health is at its best.
The 4 Of Pentacles Tarot card can indicate a desire to build a secure financial future. You may be focused on building an emergency fund, establishing a secure retirement plan, or saving for a home. Money can be tight, and you may be overly obsessed with not spending a penny more than you have to. You may be finding it hard to enjoy yourself and may be too focused on building a financial fortress. Money can be the source of security and stability in your life, and you may be striving to hold onto it.
When it comes to relationships, the 4 Of Pentacles Tarot card can signify an unwillingness to let go financially, emotionally, and spiritually. You may be clinging to past relationships, relying on them for security, or even trying to control them. You may find it hard to trust your partner, or be willing to open up emotionally. You may be too focused on security and stability, without considering the personal growth that comes from taking risks. You may have to make conscious decisions to let go of your need for security, and take a leap of faith in your relationships.
What does 7 Of Swords mean?
The 7 of Swords Tarot card is a card about running away, theft, dishonesty, and betrayal. The card is a reminder to look inward and be aware of the consequences of your actions.
The 7 of Swords Tarot card warns against avoiding difficult conversations and situations in health. The card speaks to running away from responsibility and not addressing problems that can have serious consequences. This card suggests that if you are feeling stuck, it is important to be honest with yourself and take steps to change the situation. It may be difficult to face health issues head on, but this card shows that taking responsibility is the key to finding balance in health.
This card is a reminder to be careful with your money and honest about your financial situation. The 7 of Swords Tarot card suggests avoiding any kind of theft, dishonesty or betrayal in your financial dealings. It is important to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, consider the consequences of your financial decisions, and avoid making rash decisions. Taking the time to be realistic and responsible with your money is key to achieving success and avoiding financial loss.
The 7 of Swords Tarot card warns against dishonesty and betrayal in relationships. It is important to be honest and open when dealing with relationships and to take ownership of any mistakes that have been made. This card suggests taking a step back and being aware of the consequences of running away from a problem or situation in a relationship, as this may lead to a further breakdown of trust and could have serious, negative consequences. Taking the time to be honest and work on communication can lead to a more positive and successful relationship.
Understanding how the meaning of a reading changes once you start involving more than one card can be tricky. This will come with time and practice, however I hope this guide on what your cards might be telling you when you draw 4 Of Pentacles and 7 Of Swords has helped you.