Reading Performed 05/25/2019 at 6:09 AM
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This card gives the influence which is affecting the person or matter of inquiry generally, the atmosphere of it in which the other currents work.
The accounts vary; good woman; otherwise, distinguished woman but one not to be trusted; perverse woman; vice, dishonour, depravity.
A Woman in good position, but intermeddling, and to be distrusted; Success, but with some attendant trouble.
Beautiful, fair, dreamy--as one who sees visions in a cup. This is, however, only one of her aspects; she sees, but she also acts, and her activity feeds her dream.
It shows the nature of the obstacles in the matter. If it is a favourable card, the opposing forces will not be serious, or it may indicate that something good in itself will not be productive of good in the particular connexion.
The card has been so designed that it can cover several significations; on the surface, it is a victor triumphing, but it is also great news, such as might be carried in state by the King's courier; it is expectation crowned with its own desire, the crown of hope, and so forth.
Attempt, Hope, Desire, Wish, Expectation
A laurelled horseman bears one staff adorned with a laurel crown; footmen with staves are at his side.
It represents (a) the Querent's aim or ideal in the matter; (b) the best that can be achieved under the circumstances, but that which has not yet been made actual.
The conclusion of any matter in plenty, perfection and merriment; happy issue, victory, fulfilment, solace, healing.
Success, Triumph, Victory, Favourable issue
Maidens in a garden-ground with cups uplifted, as if pledging one another.
It shows the foundation or basis of the matter, that which has already passed into actuality and which the Significator has made his own.
Activity in undertakings, the path of such activity, swiftness, as that of an express messenger; great haste, great hope, speed towards an end which promises assured felicity; generally, that which is on the move; also the arrows of love.
Understanding, Observation, Direction
The card represents motion through the immovable-a flight of wands through an open country; but they draw to the term of their course. That which they signify is at hand; it may be even on the threshold.
It gives the influence that is just passed, or is now passing away.
Wise administration, circumspection, economy, avarice, precaution, testament.
Economy, Precaution, Regulation of Expenditure.
The effigy of a knight in the attitude of prayer, at full length upon his tomb.
It shows the influence that is coming into action and will operate in the near future.
House of the false heart, mutation, instability, revolution.
Change, Novelty, Metamorphosis, Inconstancy.
The waters are beneath, and thereon are water-lilies; the hand issues from the cloud, holding in its palm the cup, from which four streams are pouring; a dove, bearing in its bill a cross-marked Host, descends to place the Wafer in the Cup; the dew of water is falling on all sides. It is an intimation of that which may lie behind the Lesser Arcana.
Signifies the person or thing about which the question has been asked, and shows its position or attitude in the circumstances.
Metier, trade, skilled labour; usually, however, regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory.
Nobility, Elevation, Dignity, Rank, Power
A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein has received his reward and is now at work in earnest.
Your environment and the tendencies at work therein which have an effect on the matter €”for instance, your position in life, the influence of immediate friends, and so forth.
Evil fatality, weakness, pettiness, blindness.
Fatality for Evil.
The design is an accommodation, mean or harmony, between several motives mentioned in the first part. The Horned Goat of Mendes, with wings like those of a bat, is standing on an altar. At the pit of the stomach there is the sign of Mercury. The right hand is upraised and extended, being the reverse of that benediction which is given by the Hierophant in the fifth card. In the left hand there is a great flaming torch, inverted towards the earth. A reversed pentagram is on the forehead. There is a ring in front of the altar, from which two chains are carried to the necks of two figures, male and female. These are analogous with those of the fifth card, as if Adam and Eve after the Fall. Hereof is the chain and fatality of the material life. The figures are tailed, to signify the animal nature, but there is human intelligence in the faces, and he who is exalted above them is not to be their master for ever. Even now, he is also a bondsman, sustained by the evil that is in him and blind to the liberty of service. With more than his usual derision for the arts which he pretended to respect and interpret as a master therein, Eliphas Levi affirms that the Baphometic figure is occult science and magic. Another commentator says that in the Divine world it signifies predestination, but there is no correspondence in that world with the things which below are of the brute. What it does signify is the Dweller on the Threshold without the Mystical Garden when those are driven forth therefrom who have eaten the forbidden fruit.
Desire, will, determination, project.
Plan, Design, Resolution, Decision.
Strange chalices of vision, but the images are more especially those of the fantastic spirit.
The culmination which is brought about by the influences shewn by the other cards that have been turned up in the divination.
Suspense, delay, opposition.
A crowned figure, having a pentacle over his crown, clasps another with hands and arms; two pentacles are under his feet. He holds to that which he has.