Drawing 7 Of Swords Card And 5 Of Cups Tarot Cards Together | What Do They Mean When Together? | A Complete Guide

  • By: Reece
  • Date: 15 December 2022
  • Time to read: 9 min.

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.

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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 5 Of Cups card together in particular.

The 7 Of Swords card and 5 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 5 Of Cups mean together?

The 7 Of Swords and The 5 Of Cups tarot cards together tell a story of betrayal, sorrow, and loss. The 7 Of Swords speaks of the emotional impact of someone stealing from you, making off with what is yours, and leaving you feeling broken-hearted and abandoned. The 5 Of Cups speaks of the regret of trusting someone whose words and actions were not as honest as they seemed and how the loss of something so dear can cause grief and despair. Together, these cards speak of the pain and disenchantment one can experience when left in the wake of an act of theft, dishonesty, and betrayal.

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 5 Of Cups mean together for your love life?

For those experiencing a love life with the combination of The 7 of Swords and The 5 of Cups, it can be a difficult time. The 7 of Swords tarot card points to a situation where there is a sense of betrayal, theft, dishonesty, and running away in your relationship. Someone may be refusing to be honest about their feelings or being untrustworthy and not taking responsibility for their actions. You may be feeling abandoned and unsupported by your partner, or like the relationship is not being taken seriously. Alternatively, someone may be trying to take advantage of you or your situation.

The 5 of Cups tarot card heightens this sense of feeling loss and regret. You may feel like your emotional needs are not being heard or met, and there could be grief regarding a broken promise or trust. This card can also reflect a time of self-reflection, when you have to come to terms with the loss of a relationship or being in a hurting state.

The combination of The 7 of Swords and The 5 of Cups suggests that your love life is going through a difficult and painful phase with an element of betrayal and mistrust. It is important to take a step back and assess the situation. Perhaps you need to look within yourself and make sure you are emotionally ready to move forward. Have conversations with your partner to ensure that each of your feelings are heard and respected. Make sure both of you are being honest about your feelings and intentions. It is necessary to rebuild trust and be honest with each other if you want the relationship to heal and regain its original strength.

What does 7 Of Swords and 5 Of Cups mean together for your finances?

When The 7 of Swords and The 5 of Cups appear together in a reading, it can indicate that there is a major financial or job-related loss looming on the horizon due to someone’s deception and dishonesty. This could be something as small as a coworker stealing from the company or something more serious like a significant other or trusted business partner manipulating the finances in a malicious way. The combination of these two cards suggests that someone close to you has taken advantage of your trust and ultimately betrayed you for their own gain.

The result of this theft and betrayal is likely to cause you to experience tremendous loss, regret, and grief. Financially, you could find yourself in serious difficulty as money that you have worked hard to earn has been taken away from you. Additionally, you may have to start over again in your job as the situation that has been created by the betrayal leaves you with no other choice. It is important to be aware that this situation is likely to leave you feeling abandoned and unloved as well as powerless and frustrated.

Although it is a difficult situation to face, The 7 of Swords and The 5 of Cups card combination can be an important wake up call to pay attention to the people around you and make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to protect yourself, your finances, and your job. It can also be an opportunity to reflect on how you have been treating yourself and the people around you and make sure you are only putting your trust in those who deserve it. Ultimately, it is important to remember that while this betrayal may have caused you a great deal of pain, it is only a temporary setback and you still have the chance to come out of this situation with a renewed sense of strength and resilience.

What does 7 Of Swords and 5 Of Cups mean together for your health?

The 7 of Swords and the 5 of Cups tarot card when read together can represent something all too familiar to many of us, that feeling of betrayal and loss. It is a call to take stock of the personal relationships and commitments in our lives, to reassess what we are allowing to dictate our choices and our health.

This combination of cards can indicate a warning against being manipulated by those who would take advantage of our vulnerability. It speaks to dishonesty, the kind that can cause great disappointment, particularly if we have put our trust in someone who promised the world but in the end left us with an empty cup. We may have been betrayed, and can feel deeply hurt and jaded by the experience.

Much of our own health and happiness rests on our ability to be brave enough to examine the relationships that no longer serve us. It is important that we learn from our past experiences, with the knowledge that ultimately it is our own sense of self-worth that is at stake. This can be difficult, but it also brings with it great strength and insight.

The 7 of Swords and the 5 of Cups can also symbolise the potential for moving forward to a place of peace, even when that path is difficult and challenging. We may feel regret and grief, but the challenge is to move forward with a new and positive outlook, a determination to not allow such loss to define our future. The choice to truly heal can be empowering, as we believe in our ability to make changes in our lives that reflect our own deepest desires and values.

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 5 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 5 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?

The 7 of Swords Tarot card is a warning that one should be wary of deception and dishonesty. In terms of health, the card indicates that one should be aware of any symptoms they may be experiencing as they may be a sign of something more serious, and one should also be especially cautious of people attempting to take advantage of their health. In terms of finances, the card suggests that one should be keenly aware of any strange financial activity that could be indicating a fraudulent activity or theft. One should also be careful to protect their financial information, and if possible, take steps to limit their exposure to financial risks.

In terms of relationships, the 7 of Swords Tarot card indicates that one should be wary of any untrustworthy behavior and be watchful of their actions and interactions with others. One should also be aware of any signs of betrayal or dishonesty from those they are involved with, and if necessary, should take steps to protect themselves. Additionally, the card suggests that one should avoid running away from their relationships, and instead should stand their ground, as running away will only cause further issues in the future.

What does 5 Of Cups mean?

The 5 of Cups Tarot card brings a message of loss and regret when it comes to health. It can symbolize a sense of despair over a health issue that has been particularly difficult to manage or an illness that recently took hold, leaving those that are affected feeling a deep sense of sadness and grief over what has been lost. The card could also signify a sense of rejection or abandonment that affects one’s emotional and mental health, leaving them feeling isolated and unloved.

The 5 of Cups Tarot card brings with it a message of financial loss and regret. It can signify a recent financial setback or a loss that simply can’t be recovered. This card can show a sense of despair over the lack of resources that can be accessed in order to address the current financial situation. There may also be a feeling of sorrow, grief and regret as a result of a lack of financial resources to provide for basic needs.

The 5 of Cups Tarot card brings a message of loss, grief and regret when it comes to relationships. This card can signify a feeling of abandonment and rejection, particularly in romantic relationships. It could also signify a sense of sorrow for a relationship that has been lost or has changed in ways that are unwelcome. The card can also signify a loss of connection with those that are closest, leaving one feeling isolated and unloved. These feelings can have a powerful effect on all aspects of one’s life, leading to a sense of deep unhappiness and loss.


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 5 Of Cups has helped you.

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