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.
Queen of WANDS:
A blond or redhaired woman with blue or green eyes *or* a woman born under one of the Fire signs. Love of home and nature. Honesty, rectitude; but also adaptability. Someone who will be of assistance to the seeker.
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 WANDS Reversed
Difficulties, intrigues, duplicity. Resentment, sullenness. If this card appears when the subject of the reading is a workplace, then the Querent should consider changing jobs.
Card 4: This card is beneath you. It represents that which has already passed into actuality, what you have made your own.
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 5: This card is behind you. It represents the influences that are just now passing.
O THE FOOL Reversed
Negligence, absence, wastefulness, vanity. The Beast is in control.
Card 6: This card is before you. It represents the influences that are coming into action now or in the near future.
Three of SWORDS Reversed
Confusion, loss, sorrow. Frequently with unfavorable cards, however, the ill omen of the card itself is mitigated by its unfavorable position, indicating a lessening of its influence.
Card 7: This card signifies you. It represents your position and attitude in the matter.
Knight/Prince of WANDS
A young person of fair hair and complection *or* a young person born under one of the Fire signs whose mind is swift and constantly in motion; hence: departure, absence, emigration or other change of residence; travel by air.
Card 8: This card signifies your environment. It represents the influences of your position, your friends, your family and so forth.
V The Hierophant
The man to whom the Seeker turns for guidance; preference for the outer forms of spirituality, liking for ritual as theatrics without exploring the hidden meanings beneath; rigid adherence to the conventions of society, conformism. Waite also suggests marriage or alliance, but the connotation is that these are matters of form rather than being unions expressing true love or affection.
Card 9: This card signifies your hopes and your fears in the matter.
Five of CUPS Reversed
Return of an old friend or lover, reconciliation. News, new alliances, new affinities.
Card 10: This card signifies what will come. The culmination which is brought about by the influences of the other cards: The final outcome.
X The Wheel of Fortune Reversed
The Seeker is on the descending side of the cycle. Things may turn for the worse. Waite, on the other hand, suggests increasing abundance to the point of superfluity - too much of a good thing.