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 8 Of Cups card together in particular.
The 7 Of Swords card and 8 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 8 Of Cups mean together?
The combination of The 7 Of Swords and The 8 Of Cups tarot cards could mean that you have been betrayed by someone and are considering withdrawing from the situation. It could be that someone has stolen from you or lied about something important, leaving you feeling hurt and betrayed. You may be feeling like you need to leave the situation and move on, so you’re retreating in order to protect yourself. This might involve leaving a relationship or a job, or simply withdrawing emotionally. Whatever it is, it is time to put some distance between you and the situation, and focus on taking care of yourself.
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 8 Of Cups mean together for your love life?
When the 7 of Swords and 8 of Cups Tarot cards appear together in a spread reading for your love life, it could signify that you or your partner may be feeling a sense of betrayal or dishonesty in the relationship. It could mean that some kind of betrayal has caused one or both of you to feel like you need to take a step back from the relationship and withdraw. It could be that a secret has been kept from you or that something has been hidden. This could be causing a great deal of tension in the relationship and leading to a feeling of mistrust, putting further strain on the connection.
It could also signify a need to retreat for a while in order to process what has happened and regain your trust in yourself and the other person. This sense of running away could be both physical and emotional as you attempt to take a break from the situation and regain your composure. It might be that your partner is feeling the same way and withdrawing into themselves, leaving you feeling a bit confused and abandoned in the process.
The 7 of Swords and 8 of Cups Tarot cards together could be a sign to take some time away from each other to assess the situation and gain perspective on the circumstances. Once you have taken the time to consider your situation, you might be able to talk openly and honestly with your partner to rebuild the trust and continue the relationship. It may also be that you have reached an impasse and the best thing to do is to understand that you have reached the end of the relationship and move on. However, this may be a difficult situation to process, but by stepping away from the situation and reflecting on it from a different perspective, you can make the best decision for your future.
What does 7 Of Swords and 8 Of Cups mean together for your finances?
The 7 Of Swords tarot card and The 8 Of Cups tarot card, when combined, can be a warning about your current finances and career. This combination can suggest that you may have been the victim of theft or betrayal in the past. Someone could have taken advantage of you in some way, whether it was through financial dishonesty or betrayal in a job, and it’s likely left you feeling disempowered or hurt.
This card combination also advises you to move on from this difficult situation, even if it seems difficult or scary. The 8 of Cups suggests that you should retreat and focus your energy on other aspects of your life and career. It also encourages you to focus on what you want out of life, rather than being stuck in a situation that is no longer serving you.
It is important to remember, however, that the 7 of Swords tarot card and the 8 of Cups tarot card combination does not necessarily mean that you will suffer financial loss or lose your job. Instead, it encourages you to move on from any difficult past experiences with honesty and integrity. It also suggests that you should avoid engaging in any dishonest or unethical practices yourself, as this can lead to further financial and career troubles.
The 7 of Swords tarot card and 8 of Cups tarot card combination can therefore be seen as an opportunity to be honest with yourself and rebuild after a difficult experience. If you move on with integrity, it can be a sign that good financial fortune is on its way. Focus on making positive changes and strive for success, as this combination can ultimately lead to positive transformation.
What does 7 Of Swords and 8 Of Cups mean together for your health?
When the 7 of Swords and 8 of Cups Tarot cards appear together in a reading, it is an indication that it is time to move on from unhealthy habits and relationships. This is a call to take a step back and examine the situation from a different perspective. This could be physical or emotional health, or even the spirit. It is time to move away from unhelpful situations and unhealthy habits.
The 7 of Swords indicates that it is time to take action and make changes to the current situation by being honest and taking responsibility for one’s actions. This can be done in a way that avoids hurting anyone involved. On the other hand, the 8 of Cups is a sign that it is time to move on from the current situation and seek something new and better. This indicates a need to look at a new way of life and redefine one’s goals and values. This could involve taking the necessary steps to lead a healthier lifestyle, such as exercising, eating right, and getting enough rest.
The combination of the 7 of Swords and 8 of Cups Tarot cards is a powerful call to action to make changes for the better. This could involve ending unhealthy relationships, setting healthier boundaries, or giving up destructive habits and addictions. The message is clear: it is time to take positive action to make positive changes in order to improve one’s health and well-being. By doing this, one will be able to move forward with a healthier lifestyle and create a better future for oneself.
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 8 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 8 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 card of alarm. In a health reading, it could be an indication of the onset of an illness, or a warning of an impending health issue that you need to be aware of. It can also be an indication of a health issue that has been caused by dishonesty or betrayal. It could be an indication that you need to take care of yourself and not sacrifice your own physical and mental health for someone else’s benefit.
In a financial reading, The 7 of Swords Tarot card indicates theft or dishonesty, or a financial situation that has been caused by a lack of integrity. It could suggest that you need to be more vigilant about protecting your finances and not trusting people that you don’t know well. It could also be a warning to you to be more careful with money and to watch out for shady deals and potential scams.
For relationships, the 7 of Swords Tarot card can suggest betrayal, dishonesty, or a lack of trust. It can be a sign that you need to protect yourself and be careful who you trust. It could also suggest that someone is being dishonest with you and that you need to find a way to confront this person and talk about it. In either case, it’s a sign that a relationship needs to be addressed and adjusted in order for it to be healthy and positive.
What does 8 Of Cups mean?
Health: For health, The 8 of Cups Tarot card can symbolize a need to withdraw from unhealthy habits and practices. It represents a desire to turn away from physical, mental, and emotional illness and to move towards something more beneficial. It suggests a need to retreat from indulgences and distractions that can be detrimental to one’s health and to turn towards a healthier lifestyle. Healing requires commitment and requires the willingness to take a step back and turn away from unhealthy influences.
Finances: For finances, The 8 of Cups Tarot card can symbolize a need to withdraw from financial habits that are no longer beneficial. It suggests a need to retreat from wasteful spending and investments that have become burdensome and to turn towards something more beneficial. It encourages a person to move away from overspending and taking unnecessary risks to paving the way for a more stable and secure financial future. A retreat and fresh start are necessary in order to make smarter choices and to be more mindful of one’s financial responsibility.
Relationships: For relationships, The 8 of Cups Tarot card can symbolize a need to withdraw from unhealthy relationships and unhealthy habits. It suggests a need to retreat from unhealthy influences and to move towards something more beneficial. It encourages a person to turn away from toxic people, toxic relationships, and toxic actions and to turn towards healthier communication, healthier interactions, and healthier relationships. It symbolizes the need to turn away from unhealthy patterns and to face the reality of the situation and make a change in order to build stronger and healthier 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 8 Of Cups has helped you.