Card 1: This card covers you. It represents the influences and atmosphere affecting you.
XVII The Star Reversed
Arrogance, haughtiness; impotence, stubbornness, pessimism, doubt; hope deceived, daydreams fail.
Card 2: This card crosses you. It represents your obstacles.
If favorable, opposing forces are not serious.
Knight/Prince of CUPS: Reversed
Beware of opportunity offered by another - remember the Trojans' experience with Greeks bearing gifts. Trickery, artifice, subtlety, and outright fraud. Rivalry.
Card 3: This card crowns you. It represents your aim or ideal in the matter, that which has not yet been made actual.
Five of CUPS Reversed
Return of an old friend or lover, reconciliation. News, new alliances, new affinities.
Card 4: This card is beneath you. It represents that which has already passed into actuality, what you have made your own.
VI The Lovers
Attraction, love, trials overcome (probably the three trials by which the Princess wins her Prince or _vice_versa_); others speak of a choice between sacred and profane love (in some older decks, a full-grown angel instead of Dan Cupid stands between the lovers); choice implies responsibility.
Card 5: This card is behind you. It represents the influences that are just now passing.
XVIII The Moon
Fluctuation, change. Unlike the Wheel or the Tower, the connotation here is of evolution rather than revolution. Also, imagination, intuition, dreams, growth of psychic power and spiritual understanding.
Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.
XIX The Sun
This is an obvious symbol of achievement, success, happiness, contentment; glory, gain, riches; spiritual enlightenment and bliss. It is said also to illuminate all the cards around it; i.e., its influence causes adjacent cards to give their most favorable reading.
Card 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.
Four of SWORDS
Solitude, a hermit's retreat from society, exile; rest, enforced idleness, convalescence.
Card 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.
Seven of COINS Reversed
Impatience. Cause for anxiety due to exterior factors (drought or excessive rain, a slump in business and the like). Delay in achieving one's goal.
Card 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.
Three of CUPS
A matter may be concluded in plenty; joy, prosperity, increase of happiness. In some layouts, solace and healing may also be indicated.
Card 10: This card signifies what will come. The culmination which is brought about by the influences of the other cards: The final outcome.
O THE FOOL Reversed
Negligence, absence, wastefulness, vanity. The Beast is in control.