the card second from the top of the staff represents your hopes, fears, or an unexpected element that will come into play. ten of poetry (prophecy), when reversed: being swept away by a feeling of spiritual intervention. profound existential awe. bondage to elemental forces and divine will. predetermination. the burden of prophecy and commitment to serve the greater good. awakening to the full scope and indifference of the universe.
the card at the bottom of the cross represents the foundation on which the situation is based. eight of poetry (swiftness), when reversed: time accelerated beyond control. momentum that cannot be diverted. being swept off your feet by uncontrollable lust. information overload. the internet. forces aligning and assembling around their perception of what you mean.
sticks deeper, grows with more pernicious root
than summer-seeming lust, and it hath been
the sword of our slain kings: yet do not fear;
scotland hath foisons to fill up your will.
of your mere own: all these are portable,
with other graces weigh'd.
it is given to us to try and harmonise states which are at war with one another: it is given to us to reconcile the differences of rival factions within those states themselves, wherever existing.
ne dansez pas, ma fille.
ma fille, ne dansez pas.