Card 1: This card covers you. It represents the influences and atmosphere affecting you.
Page/Princess of WANDS: Reversed
Bad news, rumor and innuendo; anecdotes, theatricality; instability; cruelty.
Card 2: This card crosses you. It represents your obstacles.
If favorable, opposing forces are not serious.
Ten of SWORDS
Tears, sadness, desolation, misfortune, burdens which may not be shared. The end of delusion, the death of a dream. May represent the state of being "in the closet." Defeat, disruption.
Card 3: This card crowns you. It represents your aim or ideal in the matter, that which has not yet been made actual.
Ten of COINS
This card deals mainly with family matters of the present reaching into the past: the old homestead, inheritance, genealogy and the like. It carries the connotations of establishment, solidity, prosperity. A loving, happy, healthy home.
Card 4: This card is beneath you. It represents that which has already passed into actuality, what you have made your own.
Queen of COINS
A dark-haired, dark-skinned, dark-eyed woman *or* a woman born under one of the Earth signs who is open-handed and generous. She appears, on the physical plane, to be the Mother in the Tarot; hence: generosity, magnificence, opulence; liberty; and the security one gains from the presence of a warm and loving elder who supports one physically and to whom one may turn for help in solving the problems and dilemmas of daily life. Surrounding cards will indicate whether the subject of the reading has such a person upon whom to relay, or performs that function for another. Also, luxuriant fertility.
Card 5: This card is behind you. It represents the influences that are just now passing.
Nine of WANDS Reversed
Obstacles and adversity, but the strength is still present and they can be overcome. The idleness of one who will not work rather than one who can not work. Otiosity, laziness and their analogues.
Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.
Deuce of WANDS Reversed
Disinterest in matters intellectual; desertion of a project. Ineffectual nit-picking; too much concern with method and not enough with the final product. Domination by others. Procrastination: I have frequently seen this card in spreads for students who habitually leave their homework until the last minute and then slap together something plausible in hopes it will fool the teacher.
Card 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.
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 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.
Five of CUPS
A situation which does not live up to expectations, whether it be a job, a relationship (or even marriage), receipt of money, purchase of a "bargain," or any other. The state is "as advertised" but does not wholly live up to one's hopes.
Card 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.
IV The Emperor
Government, the control of masses, temporal power; stability, protection, conviction; also will and authority. The dominion of intelligence.
Card 10: This card signifies what will come. The culmination which is brought about by the influences of the other cards: The final outcome.
Page/Princess of CUPS: Reversed
Seduction, attachment to another perhaps to the point of obsession; deception, artifice; inclination, taste. The affairs of the world intrude upon one's meditations.