Favorable: Joy, gaiety; laughter, song and dance. Juggling two things at the same time, especially things
generating income (that second job, perhaps, or having to be a
working single parent); but the card may also apply to such things as
relationships. A frequent meaning is messages, particularly in
writing: letters, magazine or newspaper articles and books which may
have some personal relevance. Interpretation of written or oral
materials. Some references suggest movement and physical
Unfavorable: Too many projects at the same time; scattering of
attention, wasteful dispersal of energies. Literal translation
as opposed to interpretation. Unwillingness to apply one's
self. Simulated enjoyment, forced gaiety. I have
frequently found both the unfavorable and favorable meanings of this
card to refer to actors or other performers who must appear before
the public even when physically or emotionally indisposed to do
Favorable: Contending forces in balance: truce or
cease-fire. There is no suggestion of lasting peace; effort is
required to maintain this equipoise: if left unattended, it
will fail. Stalemate, indecision, inability to progress.
Unfavorable: Balance disturbed: the cease-fire is broken.
Tension released with the beneficence of a snapping cable.
A decision made may have unfortunate consequences. Some
references suggest disloyalty, two-faced behavior.
Favorable: Love, especially Platonic love which is more
emotional and spiritual than physical: one's soul-mate.
Friendship, harmony. Marriage, perhaps later in life.
Joint efforts in magical or spiritual affairs. More often
than not, I have found this card in spreads for partners in couples
where physical attraction, emotional, and spiritual love are
Unfavorable: False love or love for the wrong reasons;
divorce. Passion which interferes with judgment. Sex
without emotional or financial commitment: a one-night stand;
Favorable: Interest in intellectual pursuits with the strong
suggestion that these will bring at least enough wealth to live on.
Influence over others, leadership. The movement or
dissemination of ideas.
Unfavorable: Disinterest in matters intellectual; desertion of
a project. Ineffectual nit-picking; too much concern with
method and not enough with the final product. Domination by
others. Procrastination: I have frequently seen this card
in spreads for students who habitually leave their homework until the
last minute and then slap together something plausible in hopes it
will fool the teacher.