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Relationship Spread #1

 

This is a wonderful specialty layout for analyzing a relationship on 3 levels: the intellectual or rational thoughts, emotional attitudes or feelings, and the postures, meaning the way each person acts in regards to the relationship.

The first card, as usual is the significator, meaning the overall personality of the relationship as a whole. On either side of the significator are 2 columns. The columns show how each person relates to the other on the 3 levels described above.

Spread Positions

  1. Relationship Significator
  2. Your Partner's Thoughts
  3. Your Partner's Feelings
  4. Your Partner's Posture
  5. Your Posture
  6. Your Feelings
  7. Your Thoughts

 

 

 

Relationship Spread #1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Relationship #1 Reading

  You   Other Person
Thought             
2 of Swords
              
6 of Swords
Emotion             
Knight of Pentacles
The Significator

King of Swords
            
8 of Wands
Posture             
The World
              
Ace of Wands

 

 

 

The Significator

King of Swords

He sits in judgment, holding the unsheathed sign of his suit. He recalls, of course, the conventional Symbol of justice in the Trumps Major, and he may represent this virtue, but he is rather the power of life and death, in virtue of his office.

Divinatory Meaning:

Whatsoever arises out of the idea of judgment and all its connexions - power, command, authority, militant intelligence, law, offices of the crown, and so forth.

 

 

 

Your Thoughts

2 of Swords

A hoodwinked female figure balances two swords upon her shoulders.

Divinatory Meaning:

Conformity and the equipoise which it suggests, courage, friendship, concord in a state of arms; another reading gives tenderness, affection, intimacy. The suggestion of harmony and other favourable readings must be considered in a qualified manner, as Swords generally are not symbolical of beneficent forces in human affairs.

 

 

 

Parnter's Thoughts

6 of Swords

A ferryman carrying passengers in his punt to the further shore. The course is smooth, and seeing that the freight is light, it may be noted that the work is not beyond his strength.

Divinatory Meaning:

Journey by water, route, way, envoy, commissionary, expedient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your Emotions

Knight of Pentacles

He rides a slow, enduring, heavy horse, to which his own aspect corresponds. He exhibits his symbol, but does not look therein.

Divinatory Meaning:

Utility, serviceableness, interest, responsibility, rectitude - all on the normal and external plane.

 

 

 

Parnter's Emotions

8 of Wands

The card represents motion through the immovable - a flight of wands through an open country; but they draw to the term of their course. That which they signify is at hand; it may be even on the threshold.

Reversed Meaning:

Arrows of jealousy, internal dispute, stingings of conscience, quarrels; and domestic disputes for persons who are married.

 

 

 

Your Posture

The World

As this final message of the Major Trumps is unchanged - and indeed unchangeable - in respect of its design, it has been partly described already regarding its deeper sense. It represents also the perfection and end of the Cosmos, the secret which is within it, the rapture of the universe when it understands itself in God. It is further the state of the soul in the consciousness of Divine Vision, reflected from the self-knowing spirit. But these meanings are without prejudice to that which I have said concerning it on the material side.

It has more than one message on the macrocosmic side and is, for example, the state of the restored world when the law of manifestation shall have been carried to the highest degree of natural perfection. But it is perhaps more especially a story of the past, referring to that day when all was declared to be good, when the morning stars sang together and all the Sons of God shouted for joy. One of the worst explanations concerning it is that the figure symbolizes the Magus when he has reached the highest degree of initiation; another account says that it represents the absolute, which is ridiculous. The figure has been said to stand for Truth, which is, however, more properly allocated to the seventeenth card. Lastly, it has been called the Crown of the Magi.

Reversed Meaning:

Inertia, fixity, stagnation, permanence.

 

 

 

Parnter's Posture

Ace of Wands

A hand issuing from a cloud grasps a stout wand or club.

Reversed Meaning:

Fall, decadence, ruin, perdition, to perish also a certain clouded joy.
A sign of birth.