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 7 Of Swords card and 4 Of Cups card together in particular.
The 7 Of Swords card and 4 Of Cups have unique qualities and will interact with each other in different ways depending on what kind of reading you are doing.
What does 7 Of Swords and 4 Of Cups mean together?
When these two tarot cards come together, it can mean a difficult time in your life. It could signify that you are dealing with a situation that requires quick action. You may be dealing with a feeling of betrayal or theft, as you try to make sense of the situation. You may be feeling unfulfilled and apathetic, overwhelmed with the choices before you and unable to move forward. Despite feeling unmotivated, keep your eyes open, as this combination can also provide unexpected gifts as you navigate your way through difficult times.
The meaning may differ depending on what you are asking. Here are some common questions and their possible meanings
What does 7 Of Swords and 4 Of Cups mean together for your love life?
When these two cards appear together in a reading, they can represent a particularly difficult situation concerning love and relationships. The 7 of Swords indicates that there may be a feeling of betrayal, a sense of dishonesty, and a hint that something is not right. The 4 of Cups indicates that you are feeling unfulfilled and there may be a sense of apathy toward the situation.
This combination can mean that there is a tendency to run away from relationships or to engage in dishonest behavior. It is possible that someone is not being truthful or is being unfaithful and that you are feeling unfulfilled as a result. If this is the case, it is essential to take a step back, assess the situation, and decide how to proceed.
It is possible that the combination of the 7 of Swords and the 4 of Cups is a warning to take more care in relationships, be more conscious of the choices being made, and be honest with oneself and with those involved. If this situation is indeed caused by a lack of communication, honesty, or trust, it is important to focus on rebuilding that in order to have a more fulfilling relationship.
Surprise gifts or opportunities may arise out of this situation, if one takes the opportunity to look at it objectively, be honest, and decide how best to move forward. This may mean having difficult conversations or taking a different approach to the relationship but it could also mean the chance of a healthier, happier relationship in the future.
What does 7 Of Swords and 4 Of Cups mean together for your finances?
When it comes to finances and job prospects, The 7 Of Swords tarot card and The 4 Of Cups tarot card can be interpreted to mean a dishonest or illegal act is at play. This could range from a business partner taking advantage of you, being overcharged on a product or service, or to something more serious such as theft or fraud from a colleague or employer. This tarot card combination is a warning to stay vigilant and protect your finances from those who may not have your best interests at heart.
The 4 Of Cups tarot card is a sign of stagnation and feeling unfulfilled, which could refer to a job that you’re stuck in and feels like it’s going nowhere. This feeling of apathy could be tempting you to take risks you wouldn’t usually take, or to look for a shortcut to make some quick money. It’s important to remember that while these opportunities may seem attractive in the moment, they can have serious repercussions further down the line.
In conclusion, this combination of The 7 Of Swords and The 4 Of Cups tarot cards is a reminder to practice caution and restraint when it comes to your finances and job. Taking the time to think things through and making sure whatever action you take is well-considered can save you from significant problems in the future.
What does 7 Of Swords and 4 Of Cups mean together for your health?
The combination of the 7 of Swords and the 4 of Cups bring a message of misrepresentation, betrayal, and unhappiness when it comes to health. This suggests that something is not quite as it seems and that one’s health may be in danger due to dishonesty or dishonorable behavior. Perhaps someone has been misleading you about their own health and lifestyle or has taken advantage of you in regards to your own health. You may have become too complacent or apathetic towards taking care of yourself and have allowed someone else’s unhealthy behaviors to drag you down. This can be a difficult lesson to learn, but it is important to stay vigilant and self-aware when it comes to your health and the health of others.
The 4 of cups can also bring unexpected gifts and surprises, which can be helpful if you are feeling unfulfilled with your health. If a health issue has been looming large and you’ve been feeling overwhelmed, taking the time to look for good resources or solutions could bring you much-needed relief. On the other hand, it could be warning you that hidden developments could be coming your way, which could have an effect on your health and wellbeing.
Overall, the combination of the 7 of Swords and the 4 of Cups tarot card suggest that you should remain vigilant when it comes to your health. Be careful not to put your trust in people who may not be honest with you and take care of your own health and wellbeing. Seek out new solutions and resources if you feel unfulfilled, and be aware of any unexpected surprises that could come your way.
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
Both 7 Of Swords and 4 Of Cups mean “No”. If you are asking a direct question, then be under no illusions, the answer is a negative one. If you draw 7 Of Swords and 4 Of Cups the answer to your question is “NO”.
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 7 Of Swords mean?
When it comes to health, the 7 of Swords Tarot card often suggests that we may have been dishonest or have betrayed ourselves. We might have made poor choices that put our physical health at risk. It can indicate that we have kept secrets from doctors, avoided necessary treatments, or taken risks with our health. The 7 of Swords Tarot card also warns us to be mindful of our health and follow sound advice in order to avoid long-term consequences.
In terms of finances, the 7 of Swords Tarot card may be indicating that there is a risk of theft, dishonesty or deceit. If you have been careless with your money, the card may point to a coming financial loss. It can also mean that we need to be cautious and sensible with our money, guarding it from the risk of being stolen or duped.
When it comes to relationships, the 7 of Swords Tarot card may suggest that betrayal and dishonesty is in the air. We may be feeling like we’ve been tricked or lied to, or that someone has stolen from us in some way. The card can indicate that it’s time to re-evaluate our relationships and make sure that we are being honest and true. It can also point to the need to put boundaries in place in order to protect ourselves.
What does 4 Of Cups mean?
Health: The 4 of Cups tarot card indicates that your overall health is in a state of unrest. You may have been feeling unfulfilled in terms of your overall health and well-being, and as a result, you may have become apathetic towards your health. While it is important to be mindful of your overall health, it is equally important to enjoy yourself and take pleasure in the services and treatments that help you maintain your wellbeing. It is also possible that you may be in need of a surprise gift to restore your enthusiasm and motivate you towards positive health habits.
Finances: The 4 of Cups Tarot card portrays apathy towards financial matters. This could mean that you have become uninterested in money matters and may have even gone so far as to not give your finances the attention that they deserve. This card also suggests that surprise gifts could be a way to energize you to get back in control of your finances. Taking a fresh approach by utilizing new strategies such as budgeting, speaking to a financial advisor, or reflecting on your goals and values can be a great way to reignite the passion for your finances.
Relationships: The Four of Cups Tarot card symbolizes apathy and unfulfillment in relationships. This could point to a lack of communication, a feeling of stagnancy, or a sense that something is missing. If you are feeling this way, it is important to examine your relationships and figure out how to properly nurture and rejuvenate them. It is also possible that a surprise gift or gesture may be the spark that is needed to kick start your relationships once again. Whether it is a romantic gesture, or offering a listening ear, it is essential to be present and involved in your relationships.
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 7 Of Swords and 4 Of Cups has helped you.