Reading Performed 02/14/2020 at 10:03 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.
Declaration, confession, publicity; one account says that it is a proposal of love.
A ferryman carrying passengers in his punt to the further shore. The course is smooth, and seeing that the freight is light, it may be noted that the work is not beyond his strength.
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.
Authority, overseeing, secret service, vigilance, spying, examination, and the qualities thereto belonging.
A child. An enemy. Bad news. Delay.
A lithe, active figure holds a sword upright in both hands, while in the act of swift walking. He is passing over rugged land, and about his way the clouds are collocated wildly. He is alert and lithe, looking this way and that, as if an expected enemy might appear at any moment.
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.
Suspense, delay, opposition.
Loss of money.
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.
It shows the foundation or basis of the matter, that which has already passed into actuality and which the Significator has made his own.
Dark young man, faithful, a lover, an envoy, a postman. Beside a man, he will bear favourable testimony concerning him. A dangerous rival, if followed by the Page of Cups. Has the chief qualities of his suit. He may signify family intelligence.
A dark child. A friend. Also represents a message or letter from a near relation.
In a scene similar to the former, a young man stands in the act of proclamation. He is unknown but faithful, and his tidings are strange.
It gives the influence that is just passed, or is now passing away.
Assured success, recompense, voyage, route, emigration, flight, change of place.
As this final message of the Major Trumps is unchanged--and indeed unchangeable--in respect of its design, it has been partly described already regarding its deeper sense. It represents also the perfection and end of the Cosmos, the secret which is within it, the rapture of the universe when it understands itself in God. It is further the state of the soul in the consciousness of Divine Vision, reflected from the self-knowing spirit. But these meanings are without prejudice to that which I have said concerning it on the material side. It has more than one message on the macrocosmic side and is, for example, the state of the restored world when the law of manifestation shall have been carried to the highest degree of natural perfection. But it is perhaps more especially a story of the past, referring to that day when all was declared to be good, when the morning stars sang together and all the Sons of God shouted for joy. One of the worst explanations concerning it is that the figure symbolizes the Magus when he has reached the highest degree of initiation; another account says that it represents the absolute, which is ridiculous. The figure has been said to stand for Truth, which is, however, more properly allocated to the seventeenth card. Lastly, it has been called the Crown of the Magi.
It shows the influence that is coming into action and will operate in the near future.
Contrarieties, difficulties, intrigues, and their analogies.
A man oppressed by the weight of the ten staves which he is carrying.
Signifies the person or thing about which the question has been asked, and shows its position or attitude in the circumstances.
Inertia, idleness, repose of that kind, stagnation; also placidity, discouragement, carelessness.
A young, fair man. A stranger. An arrival.
He rides a slow, enduring, heavy horse, to which his own aspect corresponds. He exhibits his symbol, but does not look therein.
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.
Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms; another reading gives tenderness, affection, intimacy. The suggestion of harmony and other favourable readings must be considered in a qualified manner, as Swords generally are not symbolical of beneficent forces in human affairs.
Enmity does not last.
A hoodwinked female figure balances two swords upon her shoulders.
The Wands throughout this suit are always in leaf, as it is a suit of life and animation. Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen'A dark woman, countrywoman, friendly, chaste, loving, honourable. If the card beside her signifies a man, she is well disposed towards him; if a woman, she is interested in the Querent. Also, love of money, or a certain success in business.
Dark woman. A friend. A serious person. A very good counsellor. The mother of a family.
The Wands throughout this suit are always in leaf, as it is a suit of life and animation. Emotionally and otherwise, the Queen's personality corresponds to that of the King, but is more magnetic.
The culmination which is brought about by the influences shewn by the other cards that have been turned up in the divination.
Good advice, counsel, instruction, slander, babbling.
A man in the act of carrying away five swords rapidly; the two others of the card remain stuck in the ground. A camp is close at hand.