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3. Your Self-Image

7. Interference

4. Partner's Self-Image

1. You

9. Outcome

2. Your Partner

5. Your Partner's Perception of You

8. Strength

6. Your Perception of Your Partner

 
1. You Represents you and your current state of being.

 
Six of Tentacles

This card represents tenuous equilibrium. The schoolgirl has made peace with the fact that what is happening to her feels good. Similarly, the frustration and turmoil we have been feeling have melted away, to be replaced with acceptance.

In a reading, the Six of Tentacles speaks to being in a situation to which we are committed, but tells us that it is still possible to relax, to enjoy the ride even if we can't control what's happening.

Keywords: Balance Acceptance Commitment

 
2. Your Partner Represents the other person important to you.

 
Interlude

This is the edge between innocence and knowledge, the shivering moment before plunging ahead. The Schoolgirl is no longer at a point of having things done to her; instead, she will choose.

In a reading, it suggests that the Querant, like the Schoolgirl, is poised on the edge of an instant that may change everything. The easiest choice will be to do nothing and let the moment slip by. This card reminds us that when we reach such a moment, action may not bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. It warns of the need to make decisions even when we may not know what will come of them, if we are to be able to control our fates.

Keywords: Action Change Choice Courage

 
3. Your Self-Image This represents the way you see yourself.

 
Escape

On one level, this is a card about quick thinking and lightning reflexes that save one from a bad situation. On a deeper level, it may also symbolize unexpected agility and reserves of strength.

In a reading, Escape may represent some adversity in your life, which nimbleness, quick thinking, and strength can fight off. It almost always represents an external, rather than an internal, threat.

Keywords: Quickness Agility Conflict

 
4. Partner's Self-Image This represents how the other person sees himself or herself.

 
The Monster

The Monster is a warning that sometimes our own preconceptions can imprison us. Not all prisons have physical walls; habits, routines, prejudices, even patterns in our work or romantic lives can shackle us as tightly as any iron chain.

In a reading, the Monster reminds us to look to the parts of our life, ideas, or attitudes which may be holding us back. It warns us that we may be blinded to the things which most imprison us, seeing superficial threats in the outside world when the deepest dangers lie within.

Keywords: Imprisonment Habit Conformity Constraint Bondage

 
5. Your Partner's Perception of You A representation of how the other person sees you.

 
Ten of Ribbons

Sometimes, everything just... goes... wrong. The arrival of this card presents the grim news that we are done. The path is ended. Things have not turned out as we planned. People seldom plan for the end. As frustrating as this moment is, we may take solace in the idea that we can not be any more done; the dead need not fear dying.

In a reading, it represents the worst possible outcome. A catastrophic failure, some cataclysmic setback that awaits us.

Keywords: Disaster Catastrophy Upheaval Failure End

 
6. Your Perception of Your Partner A representation of how you see the other person.

 
Chaos

Chaos is a card of plunging headlong into what awaits us, accepting that the outcome, whatever it may be, is the result of the choices we have made.

In a reading, Chaos is a challenge to embrace the chaos that accompanies change, for change is the essence of growth. Inaction leads to stagnation; argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they're yours. All things begin in Chaos; this card challenges us to use the Chaos to create our own beginnings.

Keywords: Chaos Beginning Action Courage

 
7. Interference A representation of the problem in the relationship you have with the other person..

 
The Banishing

The Banishing is a card of choosing between two worlds. On the one hand, the Schoolgirl can stay in the monster's world, protecting her small spot of joy but letting the monsters run free. Or she can seal the monsters away from her world...but will that mean losing the joy she has found?

In a reading, the Banishing is a complex, ambiguous card that can be difficult to interpret. It suggests that we have the ability to choose one of two worlds. We can choose one world where we can protect our small spot of joy at the cost of allowing monsters to run free in the other world. We can seal the monsters away, without knowing how it will affect us. Or maybe, just maybe, we can find a way to keep elements of both worlds, though this is a difficult choice: keeping that spark of joy while locking the monsters away.

Keywords: Change Choice Acceptance

 
8. Strength A representation of the strength within your relationship with the other person..

 
The University

The University is a card that tells of the conclusion of an adventure. The Schoolgirl looks the same, but inside, she is irrecovably changed.

In a reading, the University might represent the Querant, forged anew and able to move with skill and wisdom. It may also represent a person in the Querant's life, someone whose experiences have built a character of strength, intelligence, and resolve. Metaphorically, it may stand for a situation that changes us, from which we will emerge as different people.

Keywords: Beginning End Cycle Continuity

 
9. Outcome The outcome of the relationship.

 
Six of Books

The Six of Books speaks of transcendence. We have learned enough to be able to move up to a new level. Losing personal resources has done more than just teach respect; it has prompted us to seek new resources, and investigate new avenues.

In a reading, it may represent the benefit of life's lessons learned; a situation in which we have recovered from past adversity and now move forward, wiser, or perhaps a situation in which we have grown beyond some past disaster.

Keywords: Gain Progress New Learning New Ideas