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3. Your Self-Image

7. Interference

4. Partner's Self-Image

1. You

9. Outcome

2. Your Partner

5. Your Partner's Perception of You

8. Strength

6. Your Perception of Your Partner

1. You Represents you and your current state of being.

Five of Tentacles

The Five of Tentacles is a card of frustration. The captive schoolgirl is frustrated at being held upside down, frustrated at being unable to escape, and even frustrated at the part of herself that enjoys what is happening to her.

In a reading, the Five of Tentacles may refer to previous commitments and choices have placed us in an untenable position, and now conflicted emotions are rising to the surface. We are not able to change the course of events, no matter how frustrating they may be. Different emotions, including anger, resentment, or even pleasure, may be appropriate.

Keywords: Frustration Deadlock Powerlessness Commitment

2. Your Partner Represents the other person important to you.

The Library

The Library is a card of sudden change and catastrophy. The Schoolgirl, confronted with a challenge to the things she believes, responds by destroying the things she used to love. Similarly, this card may signal an abrupt, fiery, and catastrophic change in the your life, as the structures which no longer serve you come crashing down.

In a reading, the Library speaks to a situation when, dismayed by something which has happened to us, we destroy the things we love most. This is not always a bad thing; sometimes, the old must be demolished to make way for the new. But good or bad, it is a symbol of chaos and destruction, the end of something we love.

Keywords: Chaos Catastrophy Change Upheaval

3. Your Self-Image This represents the way you see yourself.

Two of Tentacles

This card symbolizes an internal conflict, an indecision between simultaneously reaching for and shrinking away from something. The schoolgirl in the Two of Tentacles is both reaching for and fearful of the tentacle approaching her; similarly, we are in a position where we both want and try to avoid something.

In a reading, this card may indicate a situation that we are of two minds about, especially a situation dealing with practical matters. This tension can not last, but must be resolved if we are to move on.

Keywords: Conflict Deadlock Physical Choice

4. Partner's Self-Image This represents how the other person sees himself or herself.

Adept of Books

The Adept of Books takes the adage "the pen is mightier than the sword" and makes it literal. She is someone whose knowledge is as powerful as a force of nature. This card speaks of reaching a level of mastery and respect where our ideas can become forces in their own right.

In a reading, it speaks of a time when our knowledge and skills have reached their apex, and we have gained mastery of an intellectual skill. Now is the time to lead by example, and become the change that we wish to see in others. It may also represent a person who has gained such a mastery--someone whose intellect is so ferocious that that person influences others on a large scale.

Keywords: Success Mastery Skill Leadership Choice

5. Your Partner's Perception of You A representation of how the other person sees you.

Six of Books

The Six of Books speaks of transcendence. We have learned enough to be able to move up to a new level. Losing personal resources has done more than just teach respect; it has prompted us to seek new resources, and investigate new avenues.

In a reading, it may represent the benefit of life's lessons learned; a situation in which we have recovered from past adversity and now move forward, wiser, or perhaps a situation in which we have grown beyond some past disaster.

Keywords: Gain Progress New Learning New Ideas

6. Your Perception of Your Partner A representation of how you see the other person.

Nine of Ribbons

This card stands for a time when our sincerest desire is granted. We are free to claim the prize and dance in the ecstacy of dreams come true. In this card lies the promise that all we need to do is to grant the wish to ourselves.

In a reading, it suggests that we have triumphed; everything is aligned to make our dreams a reality.

Keywords: Triumph Accomplishment Success

7. Interference A representation of the problem in the relationship you have with the other person..

Disciple of Books

The Disciple of Books represents the turbulent nature of intellectual discovery and inspiration, unchecked by experience or wisdom. The Disciple of Books is consuming vast quantities of information from a wide range of topics without synthesization. When it appears, it may mean that we find ourselves eager for, but also overwhelmed with, information...without a framework to comprehend it properly.

In a reading, it may indicate an area in which we are finding ourselves inundated with information that we can't put together properly. It may also represent someone in our lives who is a fount of information, but who lacks the ability to synthesize the information into a coherent whole. As the Librarian reminds us, information without context is not knowledge.

Keywords: Chaos Inexperience Learning Knowledge

8. Strength A representation of the strength within your relationship with the other person..

Mentor of Tentacles

The Mentor of Tentacles understands her body and her responses. She observes the chaos around her and takes pleasure from it.

In a reading, it may represent mastery of a skill, particularly a physical skill. On a deeper level, it may represent self-mastery. However, just as the Mentor seems unconcerned with the experiences of the people around her, we may be so immersed in ourselves that we disregard those around us; the Mentor of Tentacles warns us against narcissism and selfishness.

Keywords: Mastery Focus Physical Learning

9. Outcome The outcome of the relationship.

Eight of Chains

This is a card of unconventional choices. It encourages us to think outside conventional bounds, and to notice others who have achieved a mastery and a balance in relationships and who still have their eyes open to the possibility of more. It suggests that we can reach for the things that you want while still maintaining balance, if we have the courage.

In a reading, it may represent an unconventional choice we have made, or (more metaphorically) it may represent a situation that calls for outside-the-box thinking.

Keywords: Unorthodoxy Choice Courage Action