Card 1: This card covers you. It represents the influences and atmosphere affecting you.
Queen of WANDS: Reversed
A person generally reckoned as good but who expects the world to conform and adapt to his or her own rigid standards. Economy, perhaps more strict than truly essential. Surrounding cards may influence the reading to suggest opposition, jealousy, deceit and infidelity. ===
Card 2: This card crosses you. It represents your obstacles.
If favorable, opposing forces are not serious.
Nine of COINS Reversed
A project proves not to work out. One reference suggests the possible loss of home, but this may amount to no more than late payment of rent or mortgage. An investment proves worthless or the return is disappointingly small. A bad loan - surrounding cards will suggest whether the subject defaults, or loses money to another.
Card 3: This card crowns you. It represents your aim or ideal in the matter, that which has not yet been made actual.
Four of CUPS Reversed
Novelty, new instruction, new vigor in pursuing one's affairs, new relationships.
Card 4: This card is beneath you. It represents that which has already passed into actuality, what you have made your own.
IX The Hermit
The slow, plodding passage of time - sometimes a very long time, indeed. The acquisition of wisdom through maturity, age, or experience. Guidance, whether from an older person or a non-corporeal source. Possibly, a journey. The older readings given by Waite demand prudence and circumspection in the face of dissimulation, roguery, corruption, and even treason.
Card 5: This card is behind you. It represents the influences that are just now passing.
II The High Priestess Reversed
Passion (meaning, usually, sex); moral or physical ardor; acceptance of surface knowledge, conceit.
Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.
King of COINS Reversed
Avarice. A dull, plodding character. Others give perversity, ugliness, weakness: a dirty old man in all senses.
Card 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.
Six of CUPS Reversed
There are two, seemingly contradictory meanings for this card; surrounding cards will indicate which is meant. On the one hand, it speaks of clinging to that which is gone beyond hope of resurrection: a love affair, family or local tradition, outdated methods of work; and of refusal to learn the new. On the other hand, it may forebode the future, renewal, new acquaintances or love affairs and the pleasure one may derive from them.
Card 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.
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 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.
Page/Princess of SWORDS: Favorable: A child or adolescent with dark hair, fair skin and light eyes *or* a child or adolescent born under an Air Sign who is in some sense a sentinel: hence, alertness or vigilance; and by further permutation, spying, secret service, examination as by one who holds authority; inspection or scrutiny. Reversed
Card 10: This card signifies what will come. The culmination which is brought about by the influences of the other cards: The final outcome.
Four of WANDS Reversed
Prosperity, increase, bounty, happiness to the point of bliss. ===