QUEEN OF SPADES UPRIGHT
The QUEEN OF SPADES can point to a woman in someone’s life. This is a woman who is not to be trifled with. Often she will have dark hair and/or eyes. If not a person, she can point to the need for you to be forceful and honest in some situation to get your needs met. You may need to put your foot down.
This card can indicate that your instincts are serving you well. You already know what it is you want and need, now you just have to go after it. Be mindful of other people’s boundaries as you are doing so, however. This QUEEN has forceful energy which some people find abrasive.
WORK/CAREER/CAREER: Even though you may be very clear on what needs to happen in your work environment, this is not the time to broadcast your impressions. Don’t overreact to any perceived slights or disrespect. If you’re looking for work, you’re in the space of being able to present yourself very well. Look to the women in your life to point you in the right direction.
LOVE: With regards to love, the only caution with this QUEEN is to beware the impulse to be too forceful. We’ve all been told that we’ll get more flies with honey than with vinegar, and there’s truth to this. Your mother or a mother-like figure may interfere in your relationship, whether she means to or not. Figure out where your boundaries lie with this, and let her know.
FINANCES: With regard to money, this card can show that a strong woman is about to play an important role in your financial life. There is a lot that you can learn from her, if you can be open to what she has to say.
7 OF DIAMONDS REVERSED
This card, whether upright or reversed, is usually in some way about a “returns on investment.” You are likely to find (whether you are feeling good about things at the moment or not) that you are to some degree getting back what you have given out in the past.
The 7 OF DIAMONDS REVERSED points to a need for you to get real clear, right now, about what success means to you and about what your goals will look like when they are met. This is not the time to allow your goals to be amorphous. If they are, you will never meet them. Be specific.
WORK/CAREER: When you draw the reversed 7, you may be finding yourself feeling more and more dissatisfied with your current work/career. If that is the case, take the time and effort to figure out why this is, specifically. Be open minded about things that can change in your current situation (this may need to include that YOU need to change.) You may not need to leave your job. Think critically and charitably about others.
LOVE: It’s important when you get this card in reverse in the context of love, that you realize that no relationship, and no person, is perfect. Neither are you, no matter how hard you try. If you are looking for love and continually coming up empty, consider the possibility that you have an unrealistic, idealized idea of what the “right” partner for you looks like. Real love goes well beyond superficial appearances.
FINANCES: The reversed 7 OF DIAMONDS is a signal that you should get precise and specific about your financial goals. “To have a comfortable retirement” is not a clear goal. “To have $3,000 per month to live on every month until I am 100,” is more the sort of thing. Think ahead.
2 OF DIAMONDS REVERSED
The 2 OF DIAMONDS REVERSED can indicate that you have a lot that you are trying to juggle, and can be a signal that you may need a break; even a short break of some kind is preferable to ongoing, unremitting stress.
If you are feeling like “it’s all too much,” and that you just can’t deal with all the things on your plate, it’s important to pay attention to those feelings. Get help if you need it, as we are all in this life together, or give yourself at least a short bit of breathing space. You will go back to things renewed.
WORK/CAREER: Although the reversed 2 OF DIAMONDS is generally a good card, the demands at work may have become a bit overwhelming. Don’t over-commit, it is better to do a couple of things thoroughly and well than to do many things badly. If possible, consider some time off. If looking for work, focus. Solicit companies which are well suited to your background, rather than just applying to everything at random.
LOVE: The 2 OF DIAMONDS in reverse carries many of the same concerns in a love context as it does upright. If you are currently in a committed relationship, other concerns may be pulling your attention away from your beloved. Be sure that your partner knows how much you care and how much you appreciate them. If you are looking for love, be sure that you are not fooling yourself about how ready you really are for a deep relationship to come into your life. If you are constantly filling all your time with work/career or with distractions, there may not be room in your life for a partner. Evaluate.
FINANCES: This card in reverse tells you to watch out that you aren’t “Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.” You need to be sure that you are living within your means, and to do that, you have to know what your incomings and outgoings actually are. If you need help getting to the bottom line on this, ask for it. You cannot afford to ignore your finances and assume everything will be fine.
10 OF DIAMONDS REVERSED
Even reversed, the 10 OF DIAMONDS is generally a very positive omen. This is not, however, a time to gamble with your security and things that are important to you; in other words, don’t take silly chances.
The reversed 10 OF DIAMONDS in general says that you have a great deal to be happy about, but you need to beware a sense of boredom, which often comes about when people are actually at peace. Don’t shake things up for the sake of it. Count your blessings, at all levels.
WORK/CAREER: You may be tempted to leave a stable and lucrative situation on a bit of a whim when the 10 OF DIAMONDS reversed comes up in a work/career reading. Think long and hard before doing so. Yes, life is about taking chances, but don’t take blind chances. If you are looking for work when this card appears, beware people that talk a good game and scammers. You shouldn’t have to pay money to get a job.
LOVE: The reversed 10 OF DIAMONDS is still a very positive indicator with regard to love. However, if you find yourself feeling bored in a long-time committed relationship, be careful before you get yourself out of it; think long and hard first. It may just be that you need to take a new approach, try new things together, and/or talk about the way that you are feeling. If you are looking for love, and are single, this is a time to get out and meet people; you are likely to find that your good, upbeat energy is coming through you, and that people are naturally attracted to you.
FINANCES: When the 10 OF DIAMONDS reversed appears, you will need to be especially thoughtful and cautious in your financial dealings. Things that may seem like a good idea on the surface may turn out to be less lucrative than you anticipated. Invest carefully. Watch where you put your trust.
5 OF HEARTS REVERSED
The 5 OF HEARTS reversed can indicate that new prospects and new projects are about to come into your life. It’s a time to be hopeful and to reach out to others if you are in need of something – whether that need is for work, attention, concern, or anything else. Have faith in yourself and faith that your needs can be met.
When you pull the reversed 5 OF HEARTS, you may have just been through a difficult time. The good news is that your recovery seems to be moving along well. Keep moving, don’t get “stuck” in things that are already over and done with.
WORK/CAREER: Although things may have been tough with regard to work/career lately, you are beginning to figure out that the only person you can truly control or effect in the situation is yourself. Think positively, and consider what is truly right for you. Keep a great attitude and be civil. That and the best work you can produce is all they have a right to expect.
LOVE: With the reversed 5 OF HEARTS, you are beginning to realize that you can have a happy and meaningful love relationship, period; you do not have to accept abuse or trying to twist yourself into a pretzel to make something work with an unsuitable partner. If you’re not yet feeling this way, you soon will be. Trust your instincts.
FINANCES: The reversed 5 reminds you to make a point to count your blessings and to be grateful for what you already have. Again, you are moving into a period where you are more in touch with who you really are and what you are really capable of “bringing to the table” in order to bring more prosperity into your life. Think positive, and cultivate your self-esteem.
7 OF CLUBS UPRIGHT
When the 7 OF CLUBS appears, you are likely to find that in any sort of competitive situation, that you come out on top. Things should be going very well, you should be feeling good, and projects should be moving right along. You may still have regular moments of self-doubt, unfortunately, but now is time to feel the fear, and do it anyway.
Don’t hesitate to make where you stand clear to people. Your thinking is clear, and you are likely to help someone out by spelling things out for them. This card can indicate that a change is coming – a positive change – in your personal or business life. This card also points toward being independent and thinking for yourself.
WORK/CAREER: If you’ve ever wanted to be self-employed, now is the time to give this a great deal of thought and to do your homework. You have the wherewithal to make your own business work, IF you are willing to put in the time and effort it will take to make it happen. Be logical, however. If you can start your business while still employed elsewhere, it makes sense to do so.
LOVE: If you are already committed, don’t hesitate to speak your mind to your beloved. This will only improve your relationship as long as you are simultaneously considerate of the way in which you speak your mind. If single, this card can indicate that you are about to meet someone new away from your usual haunts. Try something new.
FINANCES: Expect an increase. You end up with a year-end bonus you were not suspecting, something you own is worth more than you thought, in short, money is on the upswing. Be sensible with how you use and invest this money. Think long-term.
JACK OF DIAMONDS REVERSED
The reversed JACK OF DIAMONDS can carry a warning that this is an important time to keep your focus squarely on your work/career, if you are working for money. This is a time to be as adult as possible, if you want to be successful.
Although you may be feeling somewhat listless and rather unexcited about what is going on in your life, it’s important to realize that the only person that can change that is you. Learn something new. Open yourself up to change, but don’t throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.
WORK/CAREER: No matter what the configuration is of your working life (working for yourself, working at a job, etc.) it is tremendously important when you pull the reversed JACK OF DIAMONDS that you do your best to appear focused, hardwork, and methodical about your work. Slacking off now for any reason can create a major loss in your life work/career-wise. Pay attention.
LOVE: The reversed JACK OF DIAMONDS can show that you’re feeling more than a little bored with your love life. The major way to handle this is through communication if you are in a committed relationship. Most people are not mind-readers; ask for what you want and need, and you may well get it. If you are looking for love, this is not the time to “settle down.” It’s far better to let any prospective partners to know, up front, in so many words, that you are looking for a good time right now, and are in an exploration mode. Allow yourself to have fun, but be honest with yourself and others. Nobody but you can make your life “exciting.”
FINANCES: If you work hard, and accomplish what you need to accomplish, your financial situation should be stable, at least. Do the best you can with what you have. This is not the time to gamble–at all.
6 OF HEARTS UPRIGHT
The 6 OF HEARTS is often a card about nostalgia; looking back on how things “used” to be. It can be (but is not always) connected with children or childhood.
It’s important not to spend too much time and effort thinking about the “good old days.” We all have happy memories to reflect on from time to time, but if we start thinking that the “best of all years have gone by”, then that can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
WORK/CAREER: This is an excellent time for work that involves some level of creativity. If your work does not, make a point to spend a little time drawing, painting, or writing, scrapbooking – whatever you fancy that allows a little creativity – in your personal time. Your day job will go better for you as a result.
LOVE: If you’re currently in a romantic relationship, this card can indicate that a relationship may need to be “refocused” toward the future. Talk about your goals and dreams. Try new things. It’s important now not to be stuck in the past. On occasion this card will signify the re-appearance of an old lover in your life. Think long and hard before re-starting an old romance. Exes are usually “exes” for a reason.
FINANCES: If you’re looking for ways to invest money, or to make a little extra money, pay particular attention to things that are retro or nostalgic, or things that appeal to children. Money may come to you from someone from your past or through inheritance (this of course does not mean that someone close to you is necessarily going to pass).
8 OF DIAMONDS UPRIGHT
The 8 OF DIAMONDS can indicate a period of very hardwork. This does not have to be a negative thing, but you must be prepared for it. Think about what it is that you are working for. This work/career can be personal or professional. Be prepared to ask for help if you need it.
The 8 OF DIAMONDS in general points to necessary efforts. You will have a lot on your plate that you must accomplish. Dedication to the tasks at hand is important (and admirable,) but working for its own sake can be counterproductive. Be clear on what you are trying to accomplish. Strive for balance. No one can or should work all the time.
WORK/CAREER: If you are seeking employment, this card can indicate that you will be hired into a new position that tests your skills and is demanding. Have faith in yourself, that you can do what is needed to be successful in the position. If you are currently working, you may be saddled with far more responsibility and tasks than can be accomplished well. Don’t hesitate to request assistance from supervisors with prioritizing. You can only do so much; be realistic.
LOVE: If you are currently committed, your workload or that of your partner may be interfering with the relationship. Make a point to make time and space for the relationship regardless of your jobs, otherwise things will suffer. If you are looking for love, the appearance of this card often tells us that you are actually too focused on money and what you do for a living to really create space in your life for a new relationship. Consider your priorities and where your time and energy goes. If you want love, make sure you have room for it.
FINANCES: The 8 OF DIAMONDS can tell you that you may receive financial assistance that you have been waiting for or hoping for. However, you don’t want to squander these resources. Be cautious and circumspect. Think long-term. This is not a time to gamble. Money coming to you now comes as a result of work/career, not luck.
3 OF HEARTS REVERSED
The reversed 3 OF HEARTS is an upbeat card which often refers to building and enhancing ones’ sense of community. When this card appears this is not a time to “go it alone.”
The reversed 3 is still a very positive card, you can look forward to at least one pleasant reunion with someone or something that you have been apart from for some time. There is a sense of feeling supported by friends and family. Make a point to stay in touch with people now.
WORK/CAREER: With the 3 OF HEARTS reversed, it’s important to consider how your personal relationships are going at work. Envy or jealousy can be an issue now. The mood in general in your working world should be relatively pleasant. If you are looking for work, you should be quite successful (perhaps surprisingly so) at how well things work out for you. So don’t give up.
LOVE: If you are in a committed relationship and recieve the reversed 3 OF HEARTS, you may find that financial stresses are affecting your relationship. If you are single, you may very well meet a new romantic possibility through friends, make a point to get out and mingle (in groups!) if you are looking for love.
FINANCES: As with the upright 3 OF HEARTS, this is an important time to not be too attached to money. What you are “worth” has nothing to do with the size of your paycheck. Money will likely be flowing in just fine; but may be going out just as fast or nearly as fast. Don’t allow yourself to give in to feelings of jealousy about other peoples’ finances. Just take care of your own.
7 OF SPADES REVERSED
The 7 OF SPADES reversed reminds us that “crime doesn’t pay,” without exception. If you get this card and you are tempted to cheat or take shortcuts in some way, this card gives a clear statement that you are going to get caught – simple as that. Think twice. And if you have found that someone in your life is cheating you, by no means can you simply let it go. They must be called to account, if you are to keep this relationship. This does not mean you should assume that someone is cheating; this only applies if you know for a fact that they are.
This is a time to think carefully about the way things are “supposed to be done,” and whether or not you are meeting that standard. It may be time to clean up your act. Take things one step at a time and don’t try to do everything at once. You already know in your gut where the most important changes need to be made.
WORK/CAREER: As with the upright 7, the appearance of the reversed 7 OF SPADES in the context of WORK/CAREER, can mean that your employer is looking at your work and what you do very closely. This is not a time to try to “get away” with anything whatsoever; you will surely be found out. Something which seems very small to you (like taking home a few pens from work) may seem like a huge breach of trust and result in major problems at work with your boss, up to and including the possible loss of your job. If you are looking for work, play up your trustworthiness and willingness to commit.
LOVE: You may be feeling a sense of dissatisfaction with your love relationships when this card appears. If that is the case, and you are in a committed relationship, give deep thought to why and what you are dissatisfied about before speaking to your partner about it. Also consider what your role is in the conflict or problem in the relationship. Is there something you should or could be doing differently?
FINANCES: When the reversed 7 OF SPADES appears, you are probably getting good advice about money but you may be tending to ignore it. Listen hard to what you hear other people saying. This is not a time to gamble or take risks with money in any way. Make sure you know what you are getting into. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn’t true.
ACE OF DIAMONDS REVERSED
The reversed ACE OF DIAMONDS can indicate that you are worrying too much about money. Yes, we all need to pay attention to our finances, but to be overly concerned can steal our capacity for happiness in the present moment. Count your blessings. Do what you can, and leave the rest to the universe.
The time may be approaching that will call you to go out into the world in a different and bigger way to make a living. Don’t avoid this, just do it. You will do fine. Don’t let yourself get mired in jealousy about other people’s finances.
WORK/CAREER: When you draw the reversed ACE OF DIAMONDS, you may need to consider asking for more responsibility at work or a promotion. If you’re thinking about leaving your current position, this card tells you that leaving is likely to be a very good thing. All in all, the reversed ACE says good things are (or will soon be) happening on the work/career front.
LOVE: The reversed ACE carries a warning to look out for possible issues of greed and jealousy if you are currently in a committed relationship. Don’t compare yourselves to each other, be a team. If you are looking for love, this is a clear signal that the time may be drawing near that you could meet someone wonderful, either through your work/career or theirs. Be friendly, and get out and mingle.
FINANCES: When the reversed ACE OF DIAMONDS appears, it’s important that you don’t allow yourself to think too negatively about money. Yes, other people have more, but your finances are generally stable and are going to stay stable when this card appears. Think positively, and make the best of what you have.