POSITION 1 – PAST
This position represents the past where the situation originated.
QUEEN OF CUPS – The Love Queen. A deeply emotional lady. Loving, caring, and very much in touch with her spiritual side.
She may have an appreciation of art, poetry and things of natural beauty. She can however be fragile at times, over sensitive and prone to deep sadness.
She is the sweet kind gracious grandmother, the devoted selfless wife or sister, or the young girl who believes her true love will one day ride in on a white charger and take her away from all this!
She is honest, respectable, reliable, devoted and virtuous. She will instinctively sense the moods of others and seek to calm troubled waters. She seeks relationships where she is cherished and appreciated at all times and she will weep easily at the first sign of confrontation.
POSITION 2 – PRESENT
The present situation.
THE LOVERS- At first glance this card appears to be all about love, but it is actually all about the choices we make in life and taking personal responsibility for those choices. This is the card of a person who is becoming mature enough to make decisions and accept the consequences that come as a result.
In a love reading this is, of course, a very significant card and can indicate two people who care about each other very much and are making choices together about their future life.
It can also indicate a new relationship which may be very fulfilling long term – if this card appears and you are not sure, take it as an indication that this person would be very good for you. This can also indicate a choice between two potential lovers, or between a lover and someone else in your life who is very important to you (possibly a parent) – once again follow your heart. This card can also indicate a younger person who is flying-the- nest, becoming less dependant on parents and beginning a new life, perhaps with a partner.
The Lovers can also appear when you need to start making decisions for yourself about life, love, career and also moving out of the parental home to become independent for the first time.
In a career or business reading this card shows that there is a major choice – follow your heart and listen to your inner voice – you can’t go wrong.
POSITION 3 – FUTURE
The most likely outcome for the near future.
EIGHT OF SWORDS – You may feel restricted by your circumstances; it can feel that your options are limited and that your choices are few. It could be that you feel bound to keep information to yourself, and that others are controlling your life.
There is a way past this restrictive situation. The way to reach a positive solution is to be objective and not let personal feelings cloud judgment.
Seeking help from an impartial third party is an option which should be considered at this time