The Cross Layout is good for questions asking for advice. It can also be used to determine the meaning of a confusing card from a previous reading, or for that matter, to shed light on other points of confusion as well.
In questions asking advice, this layout is self-explanatory. The main thing is to determine the difference between cards #2 and #3. #1 is the topic and #4 is the result.
In questions regarding confusion, such as: “What was the meaning of Tile (X) in the last layout?” the main thing is also to determine the difference between cards #2 and #3. In this case, Tile #2 will show what the card was not referring to, and Tile #3 will show what the card really meant. #1 is the topic and #4 represents the purpose it serves.
Your Cross Reading
|It Deals with This
|Do NOT Do This
|It Leads to This
It Deals with This
The Mushroom tile represents eternal life and oddity. It gets these attributes from the fact that mushrooms in nature always seem to regenerate and often popup where they are unexpected. The notion of oddity is derived from the mushroom seemingly having the nature of a plant, but lacking leaves. The Mushroom tile foretells the coming of unexpected events that will have a lasting impact on you.
Do NOT Do This
The Chrysanthemum tile indicates you will enjoy a happy time filled with social activities and leisurely moments untainted by the demands of everyday life.
The Insect tile indicates short-term gain through a short flurry of hectic work. It is important to realize that the gains the Insect tile offers are not lasting, or of long-term importance. At best they are a stopgap until more substantial goals come along.
It Leads to This
The Jade tile indicates hard work resulting in spectacular results. Jade is thought to be an immortal stone to many. Therefore is also denotes longevity of relationships, life and principled values.