Position One: The Covering Card

The card that is in this position represents the situation both within and without that you currently find yourself in.

Queen of Wands

The Queen of Wands represents the necessity for you to take on the qualities of loyalty and constancy.

Position Two: The Crossing Card

The card that is in this position represents that which is causing conflict and blockage in the present moment.

Ten of Swords

The Ten of Swords represents the final conclusion of a difficult time.

Position Three: The Crowning Card

The card that is in this position represents that which is in full view and thus which is most obvious in your life at the moment.

The World

The World represents a period of success at the conclusion of a matter.

Position Four: Inner Drive

The card that is in this position represents the main subconscious drive or motivation that is truly behind the surface situation described by the crowning card. This card will tend to be surprising since we are rarely aware of our unconscious motivations.

Ten of Cups

The Ten of Cups represents ongoing commitment and happiness in a relationship.

Position Five: Past Influences

The card that is in this position represents the situation both within and without that is currently passing out of your life.

The Emperor

The Emperor represents that a challenge has been issued to you to have some kind of impact on the world. You are challenged to formulate a set of ethical principles and then to embody the authority that they represent.

Position Six: Future Influences

The card that is in this position represents the situation both within and without that will soon manifest in your life.

Knight of Pentacles

The Knight of Pentacles represents a time when you need to fully immerse yourself in the ordinary task of everyday living.

Position Seven: Future Point of View

The card that is in this position represents the situation within yourself that you will soon embody.

King of Swords

The King of Swords represents the intellect and using strategy to develop things in the world.

Position Eight: How Others See You

The card that is in this position represents how those around you see you and your situation.

Seven of Wands

The Seven of Wands represents competition with others.

Position Nine: Things Desired and Dreaded

The card that is in this position represents either what you desire or what you dread or both since every card in the tarot deck can be interpreted as having either a positive or negative meaning depending on how they relate to your specific inquiry.

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man represents the need for a personal sacrifice of some kind in exchange for something of higher value.

Position Ten: Outcome

The card that is in this position represents the situation which is the inevitable outcome of whatever it is that you are currently experiencing.

King of Cups

The King of Cups represents a time when you experience that side of yourself that helps others as a way to avoid dealing with your own problems.