Hard to believe, but by putting all the bitterness aside, there are strong, healthy, and nourishing relationships for the soul. Others… they are as vulnerable as a house of cards. Certain Tarot cards, when appearing in a romance reading, could indicate that there are problems in your relationship.
Of course, the meaning of any particular Tarot card depends on the other cards in the spread. No single card will undoubtedly show a break-up, but if you see any of these ten cards, it could be just the evidence you need to give your relationship a second look.
Ten of Pentacles (Upright)
Upright, the Ten of Pentacles shows a happy family and good luck in a relationship. Reversed, it could mean an imminent romantic failure. If you are in a new relationship, you might have doubts about it succeeding in the long run. Your partner might not be right for you.
Five of Pentacles
Usually, the Five of Pentacles represents strife, either emotional or financial. It is a sign that trouble is brewing. This card signifies your relationship with money or people. Money troubles can affect many parts of your life, including romance.
Five of Cups
The Five of Cups is an image of a cloaked figure who feels sorrow over three spilled cups. This is a serious warning. Difficulties could be on the horizon. Disappointment, a lack of satisfaction, and/or unhappiness with a particular result leaves you filled with sadness. These emotions may affect your relationship.
Six of Wands (Reversed)
Reversed, the Six of Wands suggests that you find yourself doubting your relationship’s potential. You lack confidence and need support and understanding from those around you. You might be feeling down or as if you failed yourself or your partner. Pick yourself up and regain inner strength.
Five of Swords
The image of the Five of Swords is a war and while that war was bravely fought, it was eventually lost. So, likewise, constant fighting and disagreements might lead to an unfortunate end in your relationship. This should not come as a surprise, but the reading may offer a confirmation.
Death symbolizes renewal and rebirth and the demise of old attitudes and ways of thinking. The Death card in a relationship reading means that you might soon hit rock bottom. Something has to end before it can be reborn. Death is not about a physical death, but the rebirth and changing of something which may mean a new relationship.
This is a sure sign that it is over. Just look at the image on the card, ten blades in the back of a vanquished foe. Talk about overkill! This suggests hurt and pain with a dramatic flair. After the break-up, it could take months, even years, to make you whole again.
The darkness of the Tower indicates a significant disruption in your situation. You may be happy in your relationship. However, when this card appears, look out! Your relationship might be in trouble. Do not go looking for trouble, but if it arises, take note because something even more serious may be coming.
Three of Cups (Reversed)
Reversed, the Three of Cups is not a strong sign for any relationship. You may have lost touch with your lover. There could have been a fight or a falling out. However, it can serve as a reminder that someone needs special attention from you. This does not mean the relationship is ending, but that it is time to nurture it if you want to continue with the coupling.
The Hermit is a lone, single, and solitary figure. You, or your lover, may be facing separation, isolation, or withdrawal. It signals a period of reflection and contemplation. The Hermit might not be an official “break up” card, but it reveals that you need some time to think over your situation. Take the time you need to make an informed decision because it will have an effect on your life.
A Tarot reading is not the end all when it comes to a relationship, but it may offer confirmation about what you are already feeling. You should never end a relationship based solely on a reading, but if doubts are already present then it may be time to look deeper.