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Change for the better. Good luck. Synchronicity. Karma. New conditions. Getting what one deserves (good or bad according to dignity). Actions and their consequences. Change, usually pleasant, and for the better (compare to Death). Increase, abundance, debts paid.. If poorly-dignified, delayed changed, obstacles to prosperity that must be navigated. Feeling trapped in the current situation. Failing to recognize opportunity; failing to see what one has to be thankful for.


Justice, law and order. Accountability. Acuity of discernment. Balance. Legal affairs. Perhaps marriage, if the other cards bear it out (3 cups, Empress, Lovers, etc.). Adjustment. Lawsuits won. Honesty. Impartiality. Objectivity. If ill-dignified, bias. Prejudice, self-righteous sternness. Injustice. Biased judges, unjust laws, unfair judgments. Dishonesty, perjury. Denying one's responsibility in a situation. Legal complications. Difficult, protracted litigation. Decisions reached against you. Examine whether you are considering everyone's best interests in some choice you are about to make, or action you are about to take.


Ability and willingness to adapt to changing or difficult situations. Self-surrender. A reversal of one's perspective. A radical change in one's orientation in the world, society, job, family. Making a willing sacrifice for future benefit. Independence. Doing your own thing. Flexibility. A deep peace that comes from having endured and learned from difficulties or suffering. If poorly dignified, or indicated by other cards: Forced sacrifice. Constraint. Suffering and loss. Maintaining the status quo, when pattern-breaking is called for.


Rarely a card of literal, physical death. Difficult, transformative changes. Letting go. A call to change one's behavior. Fear of change. Rebuilding. Unseen positive aspects in a difficult situation. Or, refusal to change, stagnation, crippling fear of the unknown; a more forceful, less voluntary change or transformation, due to one's unwillingness to make such changes voluntarily, depending on dignity.



Balance, harmony, a blending of opposites. Good management. Delegation. Having to balance the needs and desires of several people. Management. Elaborate maneuvers may be necessary. Action. Moderation. Co-operation. Sound judgment. Tolerance and generosity. Adaptability. Conflicts of interest. Misapplied force. Restlessness, poor organization, inability to delegate. Poor judgment. "Too many cooks in the kitchen." A volatile situation or mix of people. Inappropriate behavior. Going to extremes. A call to look at a situation calmly. Right action (which may be no action).


Trumps 0-IV
Trumps V-IX
Trumps XV-XIX
Trumps XX-XXI

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