Card 1: This card covers you. It represents the influences and atmosphere affecting you.
Ace of SWORD Reversed
The triumph of an evil or unjust cause. A lost cause. Rape. Weakness in the face of opposition; inability to make a decision. Lack of will-power. Force applied foolishly or with deliberate malice, resulting in manslaughter or murder. A declaration of war. Persecution of the innocent; dictatorship; cults of personality.
Card 2: This card crosses you. It represents your obstacles.
If favorable, opposing forces are not serious.
O THE FOOL
Conventional readings give intoxication, delirium, frenzy, folly, mania and the like. In some of the older decks, however, the animal shown with the youth is not a domestic puppy but a wolf; coupled with the divinatory meanings above, I would suggest that the card may represent the Beast in Humanity which must be harnessed and controlled before any advancement is possible. Other sources give spirituality to the point of folly, or a major decision with multiple factors which must be weighed with extreme care.
Card 3: This card crowns you. It represents your aim or ideal in the matter, that which has not yet been made actual.
Eight of CUPS
The decline of a matter; a matter believed to be of great importance is actually of small consequence; success of a laissez faire policy. The result in all cases may be either good or evil. Loss of interest in a project or relationship.
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.
Deuce of WANDS
Interest in intellectual pursuits with the strong suggestion that these will bring at least enough wealth to live on. Influence over others, leadership. The movement or dissemination of ideas.
Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.
Ten of COINS Reversed
Burglary, robbery, gambling, speculation with monies not properly one's own. Bankruptcy. Lack of solidity; a move to a new neighborhood may be imminent. May also represent a "dysfunctional" family.
Card 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.
III The Empress Reversed
Dissipation, inaction,vacillation, frittering away resources; but also, light, truth, public rejoicings. Surrounding cards will indicate the correct meanings.
Card 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.
Five of SWORDS Reversed
Weakness, either of physical strength or of will. Otherwise, the same.
Card 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.
Seven of CUPS Reversed
Desire, will, determination; a project about to reach completion.
Card 10: This card signifies what will come. The culmination which is brought about by the influences of the other cards: The final outcome.
VIII Justice Reversed
Injustice due to bigotry or bias; legal punishment, sometimes of excessive severity; the failure of a cause at law. ===