By Lady Saoirse
TL;DR- When you're looking for advice on
love, Tarot readings give a treasure trove of wisdom many turn to. Both the
Major and Minor Arcana cards offer their own wisdom, and join us today as we
explore various cards of the Minor Arcana and what those cards have to say
When you seek guidance, Tarot is a great
place to turn. You can do your own readings if you are aware of what the cards'
meanings are, and you can certainly do a love reading with a whole deck of the
cards, but you can also remove the Major Arcana cards and just focus on what
the Minor Arcana has to say anytime you want to. Each suit has its own set of meanings, and
answers that come along with it. Read on to discover what some of the cards in
the Houses of Swords, Cups, Pentacles, and Wands can tell you in a love
12.0pt;margin-left:0in">Readings about love can always be done
with the Minor Arcana. Each Suit, or House in the Minor Arcana has its own set
meanings, and in regard to love questions, they will have different answers to
love questions. In general, Swords have to do with conflict and the balance
between our thoughts and actions. Cups deal more with feelings and emotions,
and what that has to do with relationships. Pentacles deal with material things
including career, wealth, and money while Wands have to do with issues related
to actions. All of the Houses can give great insight to love and can be used
together to give a very in-depth love reading. Let's explore what some of the
cards in each of those Suits can be saying in a love reading.
The House of Swords can look scary with
the sharp-edged blades portrayed in the images, but don't be afraid. Swords can
point out what is going wrong, and that can put you on the path to find out
what to do to make things right again. To read more about Swords, see here: What is the Suit of Swords Tarot Meaning? | Spiritual Blossom
The Two of Swords love card has to do
with being in the process of making decisions. Whether this card is right side
up or reversed, make sure you allow yourself to take all the time you need to
make the right decision. Most especially on matters of love, hasty decisions may
be regretted, and it's never worth it to make a decision you have not thought
through well. Don't let anybody drag a snap decision out of you and allow
yourself all the time you need to consider all aspects of the situation before
committing to one option or another.
The Three of Swords love card shows a
heart pierced by three swords, and this can indicate the ending of a
relationship or that your heart is still pierced from past heartbreak. Either
way, your main priority needs to be your own healing instead of accommodating
other people. Pull those painful swords, whatever they represent, out of your
heart, then take all the time you need to allow the wounds to heal before you
do anything else.
The Six of Swords card shows a journey,
and in a love reading, it can be telling you that you are ready to embark on a
new love relationship! It has to do with healing and moving away from bad
things. In love readings, this can mean moving away from heartbreak into a new
future with new lovers. The Six of Swords reversed meaning can be telling you
that you are still hurting, and you are not ready to put the pain from the past
behind you and let in new lovers. You don't have to get into another
relationship until you feel it is time, and your time being single, and healing
can last for as long as you want it to.
The Seven of Swords as feeling
overwhelmed with things can point out there are burdens in a relationship that
you feel are out of control. It can also point to betrayal or secrets, or that
you feel so frustrated in your romance, that you are wondering if you are
better off being single. Sometimes, this is a temporary feeling, but if it has
been nagging at you for a long time, don't feel bad if you break things off because
it is best for you. Some people are happier single, and even if you are not
planning to be single for life, breaking off from a bad relationship makes you
feel less lonely than being in a relationship that is unfulfilling.
The Page of Swords points out there are
challenges in love, and to grow, you have to accept and face those challenges.
Ignoring issues won't make them go away, but it will make them worse! The Page
of Swords reversed love reading is a worse side of this issue. Your lover may
be playing games with you or cheating. You are put on notice not to commit
until you get to the bottom of what is going on, and perhaps not to commit to
this individual at all.
The Queen of Swords has to do with making
decisions using your head instead of making emotional decisions. Right side up,
you are being advised to look at all options and think things through
completely before deciding anything. The Queen of Swords reversed love reading
has to do with toxic mindsets and actions. If you recently broke up, you are
being warned not to stew in bitterness and if you are in a relationship, be
aware that your partner may be going out of their way to hurt you on purpose.
Either way, you are being advised to break the spell these toxic things have
12.0pt;margin-left:0in">The House of Cups deal with all matters
of the heart, even those not based on romance, including family relations as
well as friendships. Many traditional images on Tarot cards in the House of
Cups show people either holding cups or Cups being filled. Reversed, of course
this can symbolize a falling away of all the good things the cards mean right
side up. To learn more about the House of Cups, see here: What Is the Suit of Cups Tarot Meaning? | Spiritual Blossom
The Seven of Cups is another card that
deals with decisions, but unlike the Two of Swords, this card denotes more
things to decide between, and how crucial it is not to let emotions cloud
judgment. There is a lot to take into consideration, and not everything is easy
to see without investigation. Some details may be hidden, and you are being
advised to follow your gut instincts instead of having knee jerk reactions to
things here. Your intuition should be listened to because it will not fail you.
The Ten of Cups card in a love reading is
a fantastic card to pull. If it is in regard to an existing relationship, the
card is saying this is a great partnership and you will be very happy together.
If you are single and looking for love, this card tells you that a happy
relationship is coming. This is a kind of “Happily ever after card” telling you
that if it is not happening right now, very fulfilling love is on the way, and
it will make you feel that you and your love have everything together.
The Knight of Cups has to do with
opportunities and may manifest as being asked on a date, or meeting somebody
who you will enjoy spending time with. In a love reading, you can take heart
that the potential for a good romance is at hand, and you will be feeling very
positive about the potential for long term romantic success. Reversed, be aware
that whoever approaches is not being honest. They might be fake or have
ulterior motives and are not a good love interest. Look elsewhere.
The Queen of Cups love card brings in the
energy of compassion, empathy, and excellent listening skills. Loving kindness
and sensitivity are what this card is indicating. If you are asking about the
personality traits of somebody who you are attracted to, this card is telling
you they are a warm, gentle hearted individual, and if you are asking what wins
their heart, the cards are telling you they want a lover who listens
compassionately and has a gentle spirit. If you are asking what to do in a
conflict with a lover, the cards are telling you to listen without judgment and
put your lover's needs before anything else.
The King of Cups card indicates wisdom,
devotion, and diplomacy. If this is about an individual, the card is indicating
that this person has let other people have authority in the past, and now they
are in charge themselves, but they make sure everything is fair for all parties
involved. In love, this person will be considerate of others, but also makes
sure their own needs are met. The card may be telling you to balance your own
needs fairly with the needs and desires of those who you love.
The House of Pentacles is also called the
House of Coins in some decks, and this Suit deals with wealth, acquisition, and
earning things from our hard work. In love it can deal with how we draw the
love and relationships we want to us. To read more about Pentacles, see here: The Suit of Pentacles in Tarot | Spiritual Blossom
The Four of Pentacles has to do with
hoarding. If you are asking about your lover, this can be telling you they take
love, but withhold it when it is time to reciprocate, and if you are asking
what you need to do differently in relationships, the card is telling you to
give of yourself emotionally to your loved ones. Reversed, it can be indicating
that generosity is opening up, and you can enjoy giving and receiving plenty of
The Six of Pentacles card in a love
reading indicates sharing, and generosity in relationships, and that plenty of
emotional support is being given. This is a mutually beneficial love pairing,
and both of you balance giving and taking well. Reversed, this is out of
balance, with one doing all or most of the giving, and the other just taking
and taking and doing that taking selfishly. The goal in relationships is to
reciprocate fairly so you both feel loved and emotionally fulfilled, but this
card reversed indicates that is not happening.
The Ten of Pentacles is about family
wealth, and in a love reading, it indicates your family and loved ones are
basically your wealth. Stability and a good family life is a powerful
foundation you have been blessed with and the good things they taught you guide
you in how you connect with lovers and friends. If you are asking about
marriage or if it is time to have children, the Ten of Pentacles in a reading
indicates that the time is right, and to go for it!
The Page of Pentacles card indicates a
new opportunity in love, but it is one you have to focus on and work at. All relationships
require effort. You and your new lover may be working opposite shifts, and you
have to plan diligently to spend time together. Whatever you have to do to make
love happen is every bit worth it, and loyalty, dedication, and fidelity will
ensure that you succeed in making your relationship a good one.
The Queen of Pentacles is a loyal, smart
homemaker, and she draws in the people who she loves to her and makes them the
center of her life. Good natured generosity and the desire to protect those you
love are good ways to describe how you express your love, and while you seek to
spoil the people you love by lavishing all the love you can on them, you are
also realistic. When this card is pulled in a reading about a relationship, it can
indicate this is true love and this is a stable relationship based on trust and
The King of Pentacles indicates
tradition, prosperity, and being family focused. If you are asking if marriage
is a good idea and this card appears right side up, that's a resounding yes. If
it comes up reversed in a love reading, it can indicate that you or your
partner is being domineering and that controlling somebody is no way to show
love. There may also be unfaithfulness or possessiveness, neither of which are
Wands have to do with actions and when
they come up in a love reading, they are instructing you to commit to do
something. They are also called Clubs in some decks, and they may look like a
weapon, but can more accurately be thought of as tools to create the change we
want. To read more about the Suit of Wands, see here: The Suit of Wands in Tarot | Spiritual Blossom
The Two of Wands Tarot card has to do
with options, planning, and moving forward with things. In a love reading, this
card can be telling you to be mindful of what you are looking for in a
relationship, and to only date people who fit in with your future plans. So, if
you want a marriage and kids, don't date people who flat out tell you they
don't want those things. This card tells you to have faith in your ability to
succeed at having the kind of love in your life you want and to have those
things be your priority.
The Three of Wands Tarot card tells you
to branch out, keeping your options open. So, if this comes up in a love
reading where you ask about your current partner, this card is telling you
there will be other lovers and this individual is not “the one.” You don't have
to stay stuck in a dead-end relationship, because there are plenty of other
lovers for you who will make you much happier than “Mr. or Miss Right Now” is.
The Six of Wands Tarot card meaning in a
love reading is that your poise, confidence, and self-respect will be what
draws exactly the kind of lover you want to you. Just keep being your best
self, because the right person is going to notice and find you irresistible.
This card indicates accomplishment, success, and achieving all your goals. So,
whatever it is that is your goal romantically will come to fruition because you
have what it takes to achieve it.
The Seven of Wands Tarot card has to do
with standing your ground and that by doing so, you will come out on top.
Victory is guaranteed, so if you and your lover are struggling in your
relationship but you both want things to work out, this card is telling you to
dig in your heels and keep trying because your relationship is worth fighting for!
Reversed, of course, there are just too many problems, and you are fighting a
losing battle. Let it go.
The Eight of Wands Tarot card meaning is
about swift movement, rapid change, and meaningful progress. The way this
happens is with communication. So, in a love reading, what this means is that
the way to make love happen is by communicating with the one you are drawn to.
If this comes up in a reading asking about getting back with an ex, the card is
telling you that your best bet is to reach out to them to get back together.
Communicate your feelings, needs, and boundaries clearly to lovers, and your
relationships will be their strongest.
The Nine of Wands tarot card meaning is
one of delays and obstacles, and at this time all you can do is be patient and
wait. Perhaps you are single and don't want to be, but the holdup is simply
that the person you are meant to be with has not arrived yet. This card is
telling you to keep in mind what kind of a love relationship you really want
and to be content to wait for that instead of settling for something else just
so you won't have to be single. Good love is every bit worth the wait!
The Page of Wands Tarot card has to do
with enthusiasm, fun, new ideas and taking a leap of faith. So, if you draw
this card in a love reading, it's telling you to “Go for it!” with a new
person, and just enjoy one another. Love doesn't have to be all about gazing
meaningfully into one another's eyes and weeping together. It's all about enjoying
life and doing that with the right people. So go out and enjoy your lover!
The Queen of Wands Tarot card meaning
indicates a strong bond between lovers. Keeping your relationship strong and
having a harmonious life together is what the card counsels to strive for. One
way to do this is to be flexible and not “my way or the highway” with your
partner. There will come a time you need to take charge in your relationship
but do it in a way that shows you and your partner are a team, instead of one
of you bossing the other around.
The King of Wands Tarot card meaning in a
love reading is telling you the perfect way to draw love to yourself. You will
attract people by being in charge and using your natural charms to encourage
interest. You are seen as naturally attractive, and you don't need to change or
improve to get the attention of prospective lovers. Such an individual will
also be drawn to you, and you will enjoy quite a passionate relationship!
When you have questions about love, it's
nice to know you can turn to the Tarot cards for guidance, advice, and
reassurance. Some people would say love is the most important thing in their
lives and being able to use divination to get insight or a nudge in the right
direction can help us make the right decisions to take the best action, and
keep our love life moving along exactly as we want it to.
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About the Author: Lady
Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking
her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she
shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom and she writes
for Pagan Pages emag.