6 of Swords - Current problems will be overcome and present difficulties will end. Even if things seem black at the moment, you will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel. Tension and stress will ease, leaving you feeling much more peaceful and relaxed. This card can also sometimes indicate a journey or a move to more pleasing and harmonious surroundings.
Queen of Cups - You are imaginative, fair and warm-hearted. Others trust your instincts and intuition. This card may represent a woman who features in your life right now - she is very kind, warm and gentle. She is quite sensuous and may even be an earth mother, perhaps surrounded by a brood of happy children or loving friends. She is always most content when she’s in her own home. There is something other-worldly about her because she’s in touch with the more spiritual aspects of life and probably also because she’s strongly intuitive and psychic. She is in your life to give you support and affection - don’t be afraid to ask.
5 of Wands - You need to draw on your reserves of patience and strength in order to deal with a difficult situation or cope with an irritating phase when nothing goes according to plan. Business deals may be put on hold or be subject to delays, with you unable to do anything to help the situation, and communications will be fraught with difficulties. Travel plans may be affected, so you should make sure that all arrangements have been taken care of and nothing has been left to chance or postponed until the last minute.
9 of Cups - This is the ‘wish’ card of the Minor Arcana, which promises physical and emotional contentment and stability. Your cherished wish or dream will finally be realised, bringing you immense emotional, material and physical satisfaction. It is a particularly auspicious card if you are soon to become engaged, get married or move in with someone, or are about to begin a new business venture. It can also indicate the start of a very sensuous love affair.
3 of Swords - A stressful card, suggesting emotional difficulties or sorrow. This card could mean the end of a relationship, a sense of betrayal caused by infidelity, a breakdown in communications, a separation or bitter argument. Sometimes this card denotes an illness or medical procedure – anything from an injection to an operation. The problems will be resolved and out of bad good will come, especially if you are honest with yourself about what exactly is wrong. All your trials are part of overcoming the past.
The Empress - You are about to embark on a very creative and productive phase. You may soon become a parent or a close friend or relative is about to have a child. This is a favourable card when you have started a new love affair or are thinking of getting married because it suggests the relationship will be happy, satisfying and long lasting. It is equally good if you are thinking of moving house because it indicates that things will turn out well. This move will be particularly favourable if it brings you closer to nature, perhaps because the house is in the countryside or has a large garden. This a good time to invest in beautiful, ornate or comfortable objects. Be proud of your ideas, reassure others and share your stability and progress.
Ace of Cups - You are about to embark either on a new relationship or a fresh chapter in an existing partnership. This could be a deep love or it may be an enriching friendship, and it will bring much happiness and plenty of emotional fulfilment. It may also have spiritual overtones, perhaps because the person concerned will give you valuable advice. This card is also connected with abundance and fertility, so it can foretell the birth of a child or the start of an enjoyable creative and artistic phase. Your wishes will be fulfilled and the outlook is very favourable.
10 of Swords - There will be a complete ending in a particular area of your life. This might be an attitude of mind, a relationship or a physical situation. There is usually a sense of inevitability about this ending and, although worry, sadness or a sense of betrayal may accompany it, you will soon realise that, having hit rock bottom, the only way to go now is up. The worst has already passed. Learn from this experience and approach the future with hope and optimism.
7 of Swords - You long to escape from an unpleasant situation. It may involve being evasive or economical with the truth, cutting your losses or having to lose face in some way. It’s time for using your intelligence, charm, diplomacy and, possibly, guile. Sometimes this card warns that someone will take advantage of you by ripping you off or deceiving you, so you should be on your guard. Occasionally, it may mean it’s you who is being dishonest.
4 of Pentacles - This card denotes a sense of security. It could be financial or it could be physical, but it’ll bring you a great deal of happiness and satisfaction. However, this card carries a warning, because it’s advising you not to place too much importance on the things you own. Otherwise, you may become bogged down in materialistic values, be complacent or reluctant to take chances because of the risks involved. You may also grow suspicious of other people’s motives or become greedy, mercenary and miserly.
Temperance - You are being urged to be moderate and to find a balance when dealing with problems. You must find a happy medium and avoid adopting an extreme point of view. You should come to terms with the past in some way in order to have a happier or more fulfilling future. You should use your innate talents in order to reach your goals. Adopt a more prudent financial approach, especially if you’ve been extravagant lately or soon will be. And try to adopt a more healthy way of life, especially if you eat or drink too much. Finally, if you’ve been working hard or finding life an uphill struggle, this difficult phase will end soon.
9 of Wands - You should hold onto your current assets and circumstances because you may soon be faced by a lot of demands for your time or money. For instance, you should conserve your energies and hoard your cash, and understand that this is not a good time to make major changes to your life such as moving house or changing jobs. In the meantime, you should keep calm, relying on your strength of character and your determination to succeed. Your position is strong and your opposition will be defeated. However, avoid over-confidence and haste.