Card 1: This card covers you. It represents the influences and atmosphere affecting you.
Eight of WANDS Reversed
Non-arrival of a communication upon which one has pinned one's hopes. The arrows of jealousy, the sting of conscience. For domestic partners, the card may indicate disputes of some kind. One reference suggests rote learning without true understanding and preaching the "One True Way."
Card 2: This card crosses you. It represents your obstacles.
If favorable, opposing forces are not serious.
Three of WANDS Reversed
Over-reliance on the ideas of others, possible inability to form one's own opinion on a matter. This is a card of followers, not leaders. Intellectual dishonesty, though material gain may result even so. ===
Card 3: This card crowns you. It represents your aim or ideal in the matter, that which has not yet been made actual.
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 4: This card is beneath you. It represents that which has already passed into actuality, what you have made your own.
Ten of CUPS Reversed
A family quarrel, failure of a love affair, indignation, domestic violence. Possible loss of friendship. Some sources go as far as to suggest betrayal.
Card 5: This card is behind you. It represents the influences that are just now passing.
XII The Hanged Man Reversed
Selfishness, absorption in physical matters; the relaxation of exterior strictures enable one to progress once again.
Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.
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 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.
King of SWORDS: Reversed
Injustice, tyranny, barbarism, sadism; a clever enemy. Caution is advised in legal matters: "The lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client."
Card 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.
I The Magician
Mastery, skill, occult power or wisdom, will; diplomacy, subtlety; address, self-confidence. Waite adds that it may represent a male seeker.
Card 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.
The final decision, with no appeal remaining. Other accounts suggest awakening, change of position, renewal, outcome.
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:
A child or adolescent with medium hair and complection *or* a child or adolescent born under one of the Water signs who is of meditative bent: hence, contemplation, meditation, and perhaps the inspiration derived from these. Also, news or messages.