Relationship Layout #1
This layout is easy to read, like a convenient chart. In this layout, court cards generally indicate actual people with the same characteristics. Knights (or corresponding Princes, but not Kings) and Queens are meant to represent actual men and women in this tarot layout. Look for patterns in the cards as always.
Tile #1 is the overall significator of the relationship. The 2 columns on either side of the significator characterize each individual’s role in the relationship. The relationship does not have to be romantic. In fact it could be a relationship between a person and a group, or even how 2 groups relate.
The top row, cards #7 & 2, shows the conscious thoughts of each person, or what they think about the relationship and likewise how they view their partner.
The middle row, cards #6 & 3, shows the way each individual feels about the other. Emotional awareness corresponds to a person’s unconscious thoughts that run deep, effecting a person in ways he or she is not fully aware of.
The bottom row, cards #5 & 4, represents the way each person behaves, in other words the stance taken regarding the relationship. The way a person acts may be genuine, but sometimes people are phony and manipulative, so it is best to weigh this card against your partner’s other cards to determine if they match up.
Your Relationship #1 Reading
The Carp tile indicates the attainment of inner-peace, tranquility, and freedom from the pressures of everyday life. Contentment will be realized. The Carp's vibrant colors suggest a rich life. This may mean the coming of material and/or spiritual wealth.
The Querent's Thoughts
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.
The Other Person's Thoughts
Symbol: The Farmer
The Farmer represents rewards gained through hard work and faith in oneself. He harvests riches from the planting and nurturing of his crops.
The Querent's Emotions
The Green Dragon tile suggests the time has come for you to begin a new project, or to take your life in a new direction.
The Other Person's Emotions
Symbol: Pine Tree
The Pine Tree tile represents strength and resolve. It often refers to a powerful, determined man. While powerful, this person is not violent, but very skilled in attaining his goals through diplomacy.
The Querent's External Stance
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 Other Person's External Stance
The rat represents industry, hard work, and determination. The rat shrewdly builds up a stockpile during the summer, so that when times get tough it will be well prepared. On the negative side, this creature can be cowardly, cunning, and cruel - and a major pest which spreads disease and destruction.