Reading Performed 05/13/2021 at 12:27 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.
Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment.
A woman, with a bird upon her wrist, stands amidst a great abundance of grapevines in the garden of a manorial house. It is a wide domain, suggesting plenty in all things. Possibly it is her own possession and testifies to material well-being.
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.
Widowhood, female sadness and embarrassment, absence, sterility, mourning, privation, separation.
Her right hand raises the weapon vertically and the hilt rests on an arm of her royal chair the left hand is extended, the arm raised her countenance is severe but chastened; it suggests familiarity with sorrow. It does not represent mercy, and, her sword notwithstanding, she is scarcely a symbol of power.
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.
Voided ambition, vanity, cupidity, exaction, usury. It may also signify the possession of skill, in the sense of the ingenious mind turned to cunning and intrigue.
An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
It shows the foundation or basis of the matter, that which has already passed into actuality and which the Significator has made his own.
More evil side of these qualities; what is unforeseen, unprepared state; sickness is also intimated.
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 gives the influence that is just passed, or is now passing away.
Removal, absence, delay, division, rupture, dispersion, and all that the design signifies naturally, being too simple and obvious to call for specific enumeration.
Three swords piercing a heart; cloud and rain behind.
It shows the influence that is coming into action and will operate in the near future.
A man of dejected aspect is deserting the cups of his felicity, enterprise, undertaking or previous concern.
Signifies the person or thing about which the question has been asked, and shows its position or attitude in the circumstances.
Equity, rightness, probity, executive; triumph of the deserving side in law.
As this card follows the traditional symbolism and carries above all its obvious meanings, there is little to say regarding it outside the few considerations collected in the first part, to which the reader is referred. It will be seen, however, that the figure is seated between pillars, like the High Priestess, and on this account it seems desirable to indicate that the moral principle which deals unto every man according to his works--while, of course, it is in strict analogy with higher things;--differs in its essence from the spiritual justice which is involved in the idea of election. The latter belongs to a mysterious order of Providence, in virtue of which it is possible for certain men to conceive the idea of dedication to the highest things. The operation of this is like the breathing of the Spirit where it wills, and we have no canon of criticism or ground of explanation concerning it. It is analogous to the possession of the fairy gifts and the high gifts and the gracious gifts of the poet: we have them or have not, and their presence is as much a mystery as their absence. The law of Justice is not however involved by either alternative. In conclusion, the pillars of Justice open into one world and the pillars of the High Priestess into another.
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.
Utility, serviceableness, interest, responsibility, rectitude-all on the normal and external plane.
He rides a slow, enduring, heavy horse, to which his own aspect corresponds. He exhibits his symbol, but does not look therein.
The culmination which is brought about by the influences shewn by the other cards that have been turned up in the divination.
Perfect contentment, felicity, ecstasy; also speedy intelligence; gold.
A hand--issuing, as usual, from a cloud--holds up a pentacle.