The card visible at the center of the cross represents the obstacle that stands in your way - it may even be something that sounds good but is not actually to your benefit. Nine of Stones (Material Gain), when reversed: Misusing material gain. Greed.
The card at the top of the cross represents your goal, or the best you can achieve without a dramatic change of priorities. Five of Stones (Material Difficulty): Wintry times. Money troubles. Illness. Isolation.
The card at the bottom of the cross represents the foundation on which the situation is based. Two of Cups (Love): Relationship. Possibly, the need to make a commitment.
The card at the left of the cross represents a passing influence or something to be released. Six of Cups (Happiness), when reversed: The happy moment may be passing. Not recognizing happiness. Unbalanced or excessive behavior.
The card at the right of the cross represents an approaching influence or something to be embraced. Three of Stones (Work): Work. Satisfaction.
The card at the base of the staff represents your role or attitude. Two of Swords (Peace), when reversed: Disruption. Seek tranquility within.
The card second from the bottom of the staff represents your environment and the people you are interacting with. Ace of Swords, when reversed: Anger. Aggression. Distorted thinking.
The card second from the top of the staff represents your hopes, fears, or an unexpected element that will come into play. Ten of Swords (Ruin), when reversed: Troubles passing. Relief. Need to rest.
The card at the top of the staff represents the ultimate outcome should you continue on this course. Five of Swords (Defeat): An overwhelming situation. Need to hold onto principles until the time comes to make a change.
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