Favorable: This card deals mainly with family matters of the present reaching
into the past: the old homestead, inheritance, genealogy and the like. It
carries the connotations of establishment, solidity, prosperity. A loving,
happy, healthy home.
Unfavorable: Burglary, robbery, gambling, speculation with monies not
properly one's own. Bankruptcy. Lack of solidity; a move to a new
neighborhood may be imminent. May also represent a "dysfunctional" family.
Favorable: Tears, sadness, desolation, misfortune, burdens which may not be
shared. The end of delusion, the death of a dream. May represent the state
of being "in the closet. " Defeat, disruption.
Unfavorable: Profit, advantage, success, but none of these are permanent.
Power and authority, probably usurped and also impermanent. A more temperate
trend in the weather, but this, too, will not last.
Favorable: Contentment, happy family life (in the present, as opposed to the
past indicated by the ten of Coins); repose of the entire heart, perfection of
happiness, of human love and friendship. Waite also suggests the card may
denote the town, village or country inhabited by the Querent. Although the
card deals primarily with emotional fulfillment, there is a sense of physical
and material well-being, as well.
Unfavorable: A family quarrel, failure of a love affair, indignation, domestic
violence. Possible loss of friendship. Some sources go as far as to suggest
Favorable: Abuse of power whether by a government or by individuals.
Becoming a burden to another, emotional blackmail. Oppression of the few by
the many. Willful disregard of the safety or happiness of another.
Unfavorable: Difficulties, intrigues, duplicity. Resentment, sullenness.
If this card appears when the subject of the reading is a workplace, then the
Querent should consider changing jobs.