Similar to the Horse Shoe #1, this variant provides insight on different levels. The first 2 cards begin the reading with the past and present, but then the cards switch to a different focus. Card #3 warns you about possible side effects that could accompany the future outcome, #7. The base card, #4 points out actions you may or may not wish to take concerning the issue. The external environment is shown specifically as the people around you and how they feel about what you have going on here. Things that might come into play which could cause setbacks are indicated in Card #6, another more specifically focused card than what is generally labelled the Obstacle or Challenge card in some other layouts.
|Past Actions Effecting the Question
The Wheel of Fortune
|Possible Future Outcome
|Present Actions Effecting the Question
9 of Swords
4 of Wands
|Future Results You Should Consider
Page of Wands
|Feelings of Those Around You
|Actions You Should Consider
9 of Cups
Past Actions Effecting the Question
The Sphinx sits atop a wheel in the sky, symbolic of the wisdom of fate. Other Egyptian characters ride the wheel as it turns, which is surrounded by 4 cherubs who serve as the guardians of Heaven.
Destiny, success, elevation, luck, felicity, well-being, bliss, euphoria, fun times, good luck, fruition, godsend.
One seated on her couch in lamentation, with the swords over her. She is as one who knows no sorrow which is like unto hers. It is a card of utter desolation.
Death, failure, miscarriage, delay, deception, disappointment, despair, nightmares, worry, tension, extreme anxiety, obsession.
A young man stands in the act of proclamation. He is unknown but faithful, and his tidings are strange.
Anecdotes, announcements, bad news. Also indecision and the anxiety which accompanies it.
A goodly personage has feasted to his heart's content, and abundant refreshment of wine is on the arched counter behind him, seeming to indicate that the future is also assured. The picture offers the material side only, but there are other aspects.
Truth, loyalty, liberty; but with some mistakes, imperfections, or miscalculations.
A dog and a wolf join in howling at a brilliant full moon situated between two towers. A lobster emerges from the lake, ready to emberk on the journey of evolution.
Instability, inconstancy, deception, gossip, spite, malice, depreciation, discouragement.
From the four great staves planted in the foreground there is a great garland suspended; two female figures uplift nosegays; at their side is a bridge over a moat, leading to an old manorial house.
Prosperity, increase, felicity, beauty, embellishment.
An androgenous angel mixes fire and water in the act of performing spiritual alchemy. Her left foot is on land, as her right dips into the sea.
Religions, the priesthood, disunion, unfortunate combinations, competing interests, intoxication, disillusion.