POSITION 1 – PAST
This position represents the past where the situation originated.
FIVE OF SWORDS – It is time to accept that everyone and everything has its limitations. You could be involved in a power struggle with both sides believing that their way is correct. It may be that a third-party could intervene at this point in an effort to find some middle ground, but that it is only if both parties are honest and willing to accept a compromise. If you are dealing with a liar then your only course of action could be to give up and walk away. This may leave you feeling that all has been lost.
POSITION 2 – PRESENT
The present situation.
THE DEVIL – Like Death, the Devil at first appears to be a scary character – but look again, he’s really more of a caricature than anything else. When the Devil turns up it may be time to face our inner fears, the ones that come from our past / childhood, confront them and then break free from them.
Fears are only so scary when they’re buried inside of us. Once we can face our fears then we can see that our own personal Devil is not so scary after all – and that’s when we can break free from him and move forwards in our lives.
False Evidence Appearing Real
In a love reading the Devil can indicate an obsessive relationship or even a co-dependant one. Take a look at your relationship. Do you really LOVE this person or are you simply dependant on them and looking to them to take care of your needs and offer you security – remember another person can’t do that for you; its something you need to do for yourself.
This card can also show temptation, as in the temptation for another person, to have an affair on the part of one or both of the parties. What negativity is already present in your relationship that this temptation has presented itself? It might be time to break free of the current relationship or to say a firm no to the temptation.POSITION 3 – FUTURE
The most likely outcome for the near future.
SIX OF PENTACLES – You may find yourself on the receiving end of the kindness of others. People will be there to help, guide, advise, and lend a hand just when you need it. It could be that on older, wiser and more experienced influence is just what you need right now. Alternatively, it could be that you are the one who can help others in this way; the advice here is to do so with good intentions and not exploit those who could be vulnerable right now. Be kind