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0. The Fool
strongly spiritual, denotes spiritual strength; protection as man learns lessons and makes life's choices, spiritual progress, choices/changes involving courage/wisdom, risk through recklessness
I. The Magician
commencement card, denotes duality, union of personal and divine power (sometimes used selfishly) New beginnings or opportunities to use talents. Will power, turning thought into action, skillful communication. Suggests new skills, warns of trickery and guilt.
II. The High Priestess
Inner life, spiritual enlightenment, mystery, silence, philosophy and learning, creative talent, cultural advancement. Inner perception, esoteric knowledge, occult studies, love of learning, spiritual protection, mystery.
III. The Empress
intuitive emotion, feeling over logic, artistic inspiration, nature, harmony, growth, abundance, protective love. Femininity, fertility, energy, harmonious growth, love, material wealth, happy marriage
IV. The Emperor
Dominating male force, temporal power, governing force, rule of the people, logical thought, intellectual power, analysis, worldly authority, wealth and power, romance, knowledge through experience, self discipline, creative mental activity
V. The Heirophant
inspiration in performing arts, traditional teaching, spiritual domination of the masses, allusion to established religions, conventional behavior, desire for social approval, spirituality, self-honesty, hidden secrets revealed.
VI. The Lovers
duality of an individual, weighing up of future actions in light of good and will, sacred and profane love, a moment of choice. Difficult choice between idealistic love and physical attraction, complicated moral choice between love and career, intuition, harmony, friendship, affection
VII. The Chariot
people controlling and mastering animal passions, balancing negative & positive forces to achieve success, prestige, wealth through effort, triumph over difficulties. Patience, endurance, sudden news, fast travel
VIII. Justice
balanced judgement, control, successful combinations, positive outcomes from education and legal matters. Balance of personality and mind, balanced outlook, favorable legal decision, honesty, integrity, vindication of truth
IX. The Hermit
the traveller in search of wisdom and truth, guided by his own "inner light," protected by spiritual strength. Absorbs meaning from surrounding cards, inner enlightenment, caution in the unfamiliar but necessary, delayed achievement, enlightening journey, wise counsel, sudden insight to solve problems
X. The Wheel of Fortune
karma, gaining of balance and wisdom through evaluation, sudden change of fate (usually for the better) sometimes creating difficulties or set backs that may be beneficial or the result of past efforts.
XI. Strength
strongest positive card, moral force of purity, triumph of spirit, mind's domination over material trials/adversities. Influences entire reading, denotes right as might, courage and power used wisely, love over hate, spiritual conquering the material, once in a lifetime opportunity that should be taken.
XII. The Hanged Man
willing sacrifice including suffering, loss or hardship that can transform a life, bring inner peace or wisdom. Reveals decision bring spiritual peace, forgiveness, bringing peace and wisdom, reversal of a way of life, occult power, inner strength.
XIII. Death
deeply spiritual, sudden overturning of old life, soul reborn, change, transformation, regeneration of the soul, shock, destruction that leads to new life. Creative or artistic struggle that ends in triumph, end of a troublesome period of life
XIV. Temperance
purification of the soul by spiritual grace, combining active & passive, unifying of male/female element. Peace, future harmony, spiritual and material moderation, compromise, good financial sense, balanced attitude towards life, energy and creative inspiration
XV. The Devil
great negative power, negative influences, materialism, physical and carnal desires, upheavals, revolutions, inexorable event or change (positive or negative determined by surrounding cards.) Strong power used negatively/selfishly/unwisely caused by fear, ignorance or greed; violence, superstition, life dominated by physical appetite for material gain.
XVI. The Tower
sudden catastrophe or change that brings happiness, closing of karmic circle, shattered illusions or catharsis. Sudden and unexpected shock or loss. Selfish ambitions destroyed, disruption of life pattern (for the better in the long run) flash of inspiration, beginning of enlightenment
XVII. The Star
refreshing of the mind and spirit, often after a period of darkness through love, unselfish help and encouragement, hope and inspiration. Optimism, rebirth, spiritual strength and guidance, love of others, good friends
XVIII. The Moon
the subconscious, the dream world, imagination, fluctuation, intuition, occult power, hallucination, hidden forces, deception, creativity. Dreams, illusions, storms weathered, uncertainty, deception, loved one's misfortune, emotional crisis
XIX. The Sun
positive card, warmth, innocence, purity, child-like faith, courage, strength, joyousness. Harmony in relationships, realizing ambition, achievement in any field against all odds, completed studies, health, energy, material comfort, the end of self deception, gratitude.
XX. The World
positive card representing lessons learned, material and spiritual triumphs, happy conclusion, end of a cycle of life. Material wish card, spiritual and material success, reward, joy, happiness, long distance travel across water, dreams coming true
XXI. Judgement
very powerful, highly spiritual, eternal spirit and reincarnation, new lease on life. Symbolizes the end of one period of life into another, rewards for past efforts, release, change and renewal, justified pride in achievement, a worthy life and mental awakening resulting in fame and success.
Suit of Cups
the Church (aristocracy), linked to water (emotions & subconscious.) Associated with the heart and its positive aspects (joy, dreams, love, worldly success, happiness, enjoyment of wealth, beauty, pleasure, fertility, artistic creativity) More happy than sad, more positive than negative. Can also denote jealousy, pain, hurt, rejection, overbearing love of luxury, vanity, egosim and a preoccupation with the Self.
Many Cups in a spread means problems have arisen from over emotionalism and querent must discipline emotions to view life realistically
Ace of Cups
Romantic meeting or new love affair (near other love cards may indicate marriage) Joy in artistic endeavors spiritual nourishment, deep faith, happy company and good news
Near Empress may denote motherhood or inspiration
Two of Cups
Deep understanding of another, emotion with spirituality to create a bond, love affair, engagement or friendship. New love, life long friend, happy reconciliation, lovely surprise, support or money given, depending on surrounding cards either a friend or a lover
Three of Cups
Completion of a creative project, feminine element in nature bringing emotional love, growth and fulfillment in marriage/relationship. Sensitivity to others and capacity for giving, victorious conclusion to a matter and creative ability bringing rewards
Four of Cups
Discontent withe querent's life will lead to self examination and search for new direction or change of career, meddling, jealousy and hostility form others could ruin a budding romance/friendship and reminds to listen to inner voice
Five of Cups
Something finished and something new beginning, new paths will be explored or new life will start; inheritance, regrets after loss, love affair finished or past mistake/behavior/ warns that one's inner voice and spiritual needs cannot be ignored
Six of Cups
Indicated that past efforts or contacts will now bring benefits, points to something with its beginnings in the past or that the results of past actions may now influence the present, warning not to live in the past
Seven of Cups
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