This spiraling five-card layout shows the present situation as it enters the future. The first card is the significator, meaning the overall theme and mood of the question posed. The significator is compounded by the next two cards, showing the current problem and a clue to what might offer a helping hand to overcome this problem. The fourth and fifth cards show the near future, leading into the long-term outcome.
8 of Pentacles
Queen of Pentacles
|Long Term Results
9 of Pentacles
|What's coming soon
6 of Swords
3 of Pentacles
A sculptor at his work in a monastery. Compare the design which illustrates the Eight of Pentacles. The apprentice or amateur therein has received his reward and is now at work in earnest.
Artifice, trade, skilled labour; regarded as a card of nobility, aristocracy, renown, glory.
The face suggests that of a dark, intelligent woman, who has the quality of greatness. She contemplates her pentacle, using it as a tool of skrying and divination.
Opulence, generosity, magnificence, liberty, meditation, divination, intelligence, dignity, potence, grand, important, majestic.
An artist in stone at his work, which he exhibits in the form of trophies.
Work, employment, commission, craftsmanship, skill in craft and business, preparedness, readiness.
A ferryman delivering passengers to the further shore. The course is smooth, and seeing that the freight is light, as the workload is not beyond his ability.
Journey by water, route, way, envoy, commissionary, expedient, travelling, a short trip.
A woman with a bird upon her wrist, stands amidst a great abundance of grapevines in the garden of a luxurious manorial house. Possibly it is her own possession and testifies to material well-being.
Prudence, safety, success, accomplishment, certitude, discernment, security, refuge, shelter, sanctuary.