- Querent’s position in the relationship.
- Querent’s partner’s position in the relationship.
- Basis for the relationship - the past.
- What lies between them right now - the present.
- The future of the relationship.
1. 5 Swords
Introduction: When the 5 of Swords appears, you are likely to find yourself with some mixed feelings about life in general and about a few people in particular. Don’t ignore these, but don’t feel like you have to speak every word you’re thinking and feeling either, as you could ruin the very things that you want the most - such as close, intimate relationships with your friends and lover. Think several times before you really let someone have it even if they deserve it. Pick your battles.
Love: Unfortunately when the 5 of Swords appears in the context of love, conflict is a near surety. Things may not work out as you would hope with a love relationship. Think calmly and carefully about what your deal-breakers are in a relationship. Be honest with yourself first, then be honest with your beloved. Accept reality.
2. The Sun (R)
Introduction: When the Sun card shows for you, even when reversed, it’s still a sign that soon you are likely to find yourself feeling more “free” than you have in a while - maybe years. However, in reverse, there is much less clarity to this “freedom,” and you may have to work harder to bring the “freedom,” about. Still, this is an excellent and important time to experience different things, things which are out of your usual routines. The Sun is about vitality, freedom, joy, and self-expression.
Love: When the reversed Sun appears in a love reading, it can indicate that one or the other partners (or even both of them) may be taking the relationship and/or the other party too much for granted. This must be changed as soon as possible if the relationship is to last. At the same time both parties may need some “alone time.”
3. Page of Swords
Introduction: The Page of Swords, like all court cards, can sometimes stand in for a literal person in our lives. If so, in this case, the page will represent a person who is younger than the querent, who is likely to have hair on the darker end of the spectrum. Pages also often indicate that a message is coming. In this instance, it may not be what you were hoping to hear.
Love: In love questions, the Page of Swords points to mild conflict. Know when to push and when to back off, many fights and discussions are not actually worth having (as long as your partner is treating you with respect.) Allow your partner to have his or her space. This is crucial for happiness.
4. Ace of Pentacle (R)
Introduction: The reversed Ace of Pentacles can indicate that you are worrying too much about money. Yes, we all need to pay attention to our finances, but to be overly concerned can steal our capacity for happiness in the present moment. Count your blessings. Do what you can, and leave the rest to the universe.
Love: The reversed Ace carries a warning to look out for possible issues of greed and jealousy if you are currently in a committed relationship. Don’t compare yourselves to each other, be a team.
5. 9 Cups (R)
Introduction: The 9 of Cups, whether reversed or upright, is one of the most uplifting and pleasant cards to receive in a reading. Known often as the “wish card” it can mean that what you are hoping for or dreaming about most is very likely to be yours. The reversal says that the wishes for you will go even deeper; these are not superficial wishes that are at play now. That’s a good thing.
Love: Reversed or upright, this card is a very good omen for your love life. Existing relationships are likely to deepen, become sweeter and more meaningful, at very deep levels.