You think you are exclusive, but they are dating you and several other folks at the same time. The Seven of Swords is one card that would for sure. I also find that the Ten of Cups reversed and/or the Ten of Pentacles reversed will come up in positions representing external influences on the relationship (e.g.person is married, has a family and is otherwise engaged) when doing readings for folks who are the “other” man/woman (sometimes, without their knowledge).As the used party, this is someone who gives and gives- but is likely not comfortable receiving.Control Freaks Emperor reversed- This guy is all about control.There are certainly some combination of cards that could be cause for concern- or at least further investigation. But if one (or several) of these combinations are coming up again and again in your readings- you might consider them Red Flags. But when this comes up to represent someone’s feelings, it often suggests difficulty opening up and sharing with one’s partner.
Players & Cheats Knight of Rods or Knight of Cups- Don’t freak out if one of these cards comes up to represent your honey in a reading.When combined with the Eight of Swords, it suggests a relationship where one person is held captive by the other- perhaps not physically (although it can suggest bondage), but certainly mentally.With the Tower and/or the Five of Swords, this can be someone with rage issues who has the potential to be mentally or physically abusive.Magician reversed- Beware- this is a classic con artist.
He/she will be big on flattery, sweep you off your feet and empty your bank account before you know what hit you!
Look out for the Nine of Cups (upright or reversed) and the Nine of Pentacles (upright or reversed)- when paired with the Six of Pentacles reversed, their energy is self-centered- likely someone who is looking out for number one and has little interest in what their partner gets out of the deal.