Tarot Card Reading

Card 1: This card covers you. It represents the influences and atmosphere affecting you.

Ten of WANDS Reversed
Difficulties, intrigues, duplicity. Resentment, sullenness. If this card appears when the subject of the reading is a workplace, then the Querent should consider changing jobs.

Card 2: This card crosses you. It represents your obstacles. If favorable, opposing forces are not serious.

Ten of CUPS
Contentment, happy family life (in the present, as opposed to the past indicated by the ten of Coins); repose of the entire heart, perfection of happiness, of human love and friendship. Waite also suggests the card may denote the town, village or country inhabited by the Querent. Although the card deals primarily with emotional fulfillment, there is a sense of physical and material well-being, as well.

Card 3: This card crowns you. It represents your aim or ideal in the matter, that which has not yet been made actual.

XXI The World (This card is sometimes called "The Universe")
Completion more spiritual than physical, although the latter connotation must definitely be considered. Assured success, recompense in full, reward; triumph in all undertakings. Also in combination with reinforcing cards: change of place, voyage, travel, emigration, change of residence - all with an assured outcome.

Card 4: This card is beneath you. It represents that which has already passed into actuality, what you have made your own.

Seven of CUPS
Reveries, daydreams, "if only's," castles in the air which are never reached not built. Great plans which come to nothing due to inaction. If there is success it is neither permanent nor real. This is the card of Don Quixote, and also of the "couch potato" who loses him or herself for hours in the glittering unrealities of the television screen to the exclusion of all other activities or relationships.

Card 5: This card is behind you. It represents the influences that are just now passing.

XIII Death
It has become fashionable over the past century to claim that this card does not prepresent the end of the coporeal being, and the vehemence with which this view has been expressed and the numbers of readers who have espoused it incline me to believe that this may, now, be the case. None the less, the picture on the card resembles too much the medieval paintings and later woodcuts of the _danse_macabre_, those allegorical depictions of the progress of the Black Death through Europe, for me to believe that that was not the original meaning. Modern cartomantists, however, give transformation and change - more often spiritual than physical; awakening to a new revelation; complete alteration of one's values and aspirations. In my experience, however, the literal meaning of the card should be considered when it appears with the Queen of Swords strongly supported by other cards in her suit.

Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.

Seven of WANDS Reversed
A caution against indecision and against hesitation to move through fear of appearing a fool, or of causing damage to another; a warning against over-sensitivity. The person whom one fears to hurt may not harbor reciprocal feelings. ===

Card 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.

VII The Chariot Reversed
One of the animals gets the bit between its teeth and runs away with chariot, driver and all. Decadence, an unethical or immoral victory; dispute; defeat. ===

Card 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.

Deuce of CUPS
Love, especially Platonic love which is more emotional and spiritual than physical: one's soul-mate. Friendship, harmony. Marriage, perhaps later in life. Joint efforts in magical or spiritual affairs. More often than not, I have found this card in spreads for partners in couples where physical attraction, emotional, and spiritual love are harmoniously balanced.

Card 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.

Nine of CUPS Reversed
Overindulgence, gourmandizing, "conspicuous consumption." Wishes fail or fall short. Readings may vary, however: alternate suggestions are truth, loyalty, liberty. Surrounding cards will suggest the correct interpretation.

Card 10: This card signifies what will come. The culmination which is brought about by the influences of the other cards: The final outcome.

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