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 Swords
The Queen of Swords represents that it is time for you to experience that part of yourself that holds unwaveringly to high ideals.
Position Two: The Crossing Card
The card that is in this position represents that which is causing conflict and blockage in the present moment.
Five of Swords
The Five of Swords represents the need to face your limits.
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.
Seven of Swords
The Seven of Swords represents a time when diplomacy is needed, rather than brute force, in order to move forward.
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.
Page of Swords
The Page of Swords represents that it is time to find childlike curiosity within yourself. You also need to guard against the urge to spread gossip about others.
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.
Wheel of Fortune
The Wheel of Fortune represents a sudden change in your luck. The change may be for the better or the worse but in either case it will bring with it personal growth and a new chapter in your life.
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.
Page of Pentacles
The Page of Pentacles represents the accumulation of small amounts of money here and there which should be gathered together and used to fund a project.
Position Seven: Future Point of View
The card that is in this position represents the situation within yourself that you will soon embody.
Nine of Swords
The Nine of Swords represents a time of great fear regarding the future.
Position Eight: How Others See You
The card that is in this position represents how those around you see you and your situation.
Five of Wands
The Five of Wands represents a time of struggle with the limits of material reality.
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.
Nine of Cups
The Nine of Cups represents a time of happiness as a result of being rewarded for past efforts.
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.
Three of Pentacles
The Three of Pentacles represents a time when the fruits of your labor come earlier than expected.