Will He(She) Come Back?
8 of Cups
The subtle nuance of this card usually indicates that there is the fear of the unknown tying you to a bad character.
Perhaps you were with this guy a long time, or single for a long time before he came along. There is the quality of a codependent and enabling relationship when this message makes its appearance (There are still so many cups, there is good here but is it enough?)
Never sure if you should cut your losses, you get just enough to keep you on the line.
10 of Swords
This relationship could possibly be extremely toxic and more often than not filled with deceit on both sides. This relationship has absolutely no trust or respect left. You could be stuck in an abusive situation and feel trapped. You might feel embarrassed, or your self esteem is so low you wonder if you can or will be loved ever again.
5 of Cups
This is a mourner's card and for me is the card that speaks to the sadness after a break up. Looking at the spilled cups, the deed is done and all that is left for us to do is to feel the grief that this card evokes.
The mourner needs some time alone to process what has happened and to heal.
7 of Swords
This card most often shows up if someone is cheating or is otherwise trying to pull the wool over your eyes. Narcissists. Sociopaths. Adulterers. Get the drift here. Often you think everything is just fine, or perhaps there is a misunderstanding, or maybe you know some of these things but he or she is like that just because they haven't been loved by you, yet.
This card is one of the hardest to communicate to clients because the pain is being hidden from them, or their charm factor gets them to not see what the other doesn't want them to see.
3 of Swords
I once had a student who had a great way of looking at this card. She said that each sword is the sword of truth piercing the illusions that desire, attachment, and infatuation can bring. This card is pure truth. You will get your beating heart broke if you continue on with this situation.
There is no redemption, there is no way around this one, you must see this for what this is, nothing but hear pain is for you here.
6 of Swords
Sometimes this card might feel a little like the 8 of Cups in tone (the first one we discussed above) because it is about leaving a situation. But the emphasis here is less about moving into an unknown state but is more about reassurance. In this picture you see a woman who is tired, she has been through some tough stuff. Someone is carrying her over to a place that is brighter, kinder, gentler.
Hanged Man Tarot