The first card, the significator, is placed in the center of the cross.
This card represents the prime energy manifest in your life.
Page of Cups:
The essence of water behaving as earth, such as a wellspring: An unexpected new relationship that is playful and spontaneous. A romantic soul who embraces compassion and imagination with childlike joy. Gentle reflections on love, spirituality, and the importance of personal relationships in business and material affairs. May herald the birth of a child.
The second card, placed above the significator, represents Air.
It describes your spirit, process of thought, and the influence of reason.
Five of Pentacles (Worry):
Hard times brought on by addiction, wasteful spending, ill health, or an outside event. Rejection, loneliness, and the need for comfort. May suggest unemployment, a catastrophe in personal finance, or a turn for the worse in business.
The third card, placed to the right of the significator, represents Fire.
It describes your motivations, creative energies, and the influence of passion.
Wheel of Fortune, when reversed:
An unexpected turn of bad luck. A broken sequence of events. Outside influences for the worse. An inescapable descent due to Fate or Karma. Great changes taking place as a result of earlier actions that cannot be taken back. Misfortune, failure and reluctance to use free will.
The fourth card, placed below the significator, represents Water.
It describes your emotions, meditations, and the influence of love.
The Emperor, when reversed:
Weakness in character leading to tyranny and abuse of worldly power. Loss of confidence and ambition, coupled with the cold execution of the unthinkable. The inability to carry out plans or command respect. Being unreasonable and prone to fits of rage. A deceiver or demagogue.
The fifth card, placed to the left of the significator represents Earth.
It describes your physical presence, position in life, and the influence of the material world.
The Tower, when reversed:
Unexpected upheaval leading to a positive change in life. Catastrophe survived or narrowly avoided. A new lifestyle and enlightenment. May indicate a broken relationship, divorce, or failure in business or career.
At this point the cross is complete and the triangle is formed.
The sixth card, placed on the bottom left of the triangle represents one of two opposing forces.
Raw power. Health and physical fortitude. A surge of tremendous force. Recovery from sickness. Victory after apprehension and fear. The ability to face and overcome opposition brings the inner qualities of strength and forbearance. Delays and setbacks will be overcome.
The seventh card, placed on the bottom right of the triangle represents the force that opposes the bottom left card.
These forces may be external, but they are frequently one's own inner archetypes in conflict.
The World, when reversed:
Incompleteness and shoddy design. A great work betrayed. Insecurity, fear of change, and the failure to reach goals. Regret and disappointment.
The eighth card, the reconciler, is placed below the cross in the third vertex of the triangle.
This is the force that will resolve the conflict between the bottom left and bottom right cards. By meditating on this force and bringing more of it into your life, you can bring the matter at hand to a swifter conclusion than would naturally occur.
Victory through might. Advancement through bold action. Change through force. Order established through vigilance. A trying situation mastered by balancing opposing forces against each other. Discipline, individual effort and endurance will turn the tide.
The ninth and final card, placed in the center bottom of the triangle, represents the final outcome unless you change course.
Queen of Cups:
The essence of water, such as a deep and placid lake: Spirituality, maturity, and grace. A natural counselor and healer, One whose relaxed presence seems to embody deep love and spirituality. A tranquil poet who reflects the nature of the observer. The embrace of all things dreamlike and receptive, such as perfect and unconditional love.
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