Card 1: This card covers you. It represents the influences and atmosphere affecting you.
Deuce of SWORDS Reversed
Balance disturbed: the cease-fire is broken. Tension released with the beneficence of a snapping cable. A decision made may have unfortunate consequences. Some references suggest disloyalty, two-faced behavior.
Card 2: This card crosses you. It represents your obstacles.
If favorable, opposing forces are not serious.
Four of WANDS
Oddly, according to some references, the best card in the Tarot is a pip card, not a Triumph: its bright meanings are not altered by being placed in an unfavorable position (this also agrees with my experience). This is the bounty of the harvest home, a perfect haven and refuge, harmony, peace and prosperity "and," Waite adds, "the perfected work of these."
Card 3: This card crowns you. It represents your aim or ideal in the matter, that which has not yet been made actual.
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.
Unreadiness, unpreparedness; taken by surprise; ambush. Also, the more evil connotations of spying: a nark in the pejorative sense.
Card 4: This card is beneath you. It represents that which has already passed into actuality, what you have made your own.
Knight/Prince of COINS Reversed
Stagnation, otiosity, inertia, laziness, stagnation. Also, carelessness of the kind that leaves tools lying about the work area to become a general hazard, and the reluctance to take great pains with any project.
Card 5: This card is behind you. It represents the influences that are just now passing.
XIII Death Reversed
Stagnation, inertia, lethargy, petrifaction; somnambulism.
Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.
Ace of COIN
A new monetary venture; a new career - or the idea for either, which must be acted upon. Turning earth for a garden; planting a new tree. New awareness of the ecology and one's place in it; oneness with Nature. Attainment of mundane goals or spiritual goals connected with one's surroundings. The founding of a Circle which has the potential to grow. When heavily influenced by Cups or Triumphs which generally signify emotional involvement: bliss or felicity.
Card 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.
V The Hierophant Reversed
Unconventionality, heterodoxy, openness to new ideas and spiritual inspirations - all with a caution to beware of being gullible. Possibly weakness through over-kindness, a too-tender heart.
Card 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.
Card 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.
Four of COINS Reversed
Delay in obtaining material possessions, perhaps the inevitable period between the time one purchases that lottery ticket and publication of the numbers drawn or, less charitably, the period of waiting for an ailing relative to die so one may gain one's inheritance. Loss, delay, opposition, disorder in one's material affairs.
Card 10: This card signifies what will come. The culmination which is brought about by the influences of the other cards: The final outcome.
Knight/Prince of WANDS Reversed
Frustration, as when dealing with minds less quick or capable than one's own. Rupture, discord, division, interruption. May also betoken intolerance, prejudice and the refusal to listen to views at variance to one's own.