The fifth card relates to situations not yet materialized and so is extremely helpful in advising the client. With this card you can see a possible — and often probable — course of future events. If you can tell that these possibilities would be harmful or undesirable to your client, you can advise him accordingly. Likewise, if the possibilities seem beneficial, you can gently encourage the growth of the seed contained in this card.
In the process of interpreting this card, you should consider the tenth and final card also. These two cards have a positive relationship and are connected in the final interpretation: one leads to the other, and both deal with a future situation that is taking shape as a result of past and present circumstances.
I have known students to be very confused about this card. What happens if a positive, promising card turns up in this position? It simply means that the client has a negative attitude toward this situation and cannot appreciate or accept the beneficial circumstances indicated. You can be of great assistance to your client when reading this card; you can offer guidance and often relieve him of his anxieties regarding the situation, so that he can come to accept whatever benefits are in store. Also, together with the third card, this seventh card can help you to see deeply into the true emotions surrounding the client's original question.
8. This represents the feelings of others around you.
If the client has asked a question involving another person, this card will help you to see the other person's point of view. However, if the question relates only to the client's activities, the eighth card provides insight into how other people feel regarding the client and his situation.
Often a person thinks one thing, but through fear or inhibition says another. The ninth card will help you determine how the client really feels about the matter in question. If he is apprehensive, you can guide him toward the solution to his dilemma through the wisdom of the Tarot.
The tenth and final card indicates the outcome of the situation. Its interpretation depends upon the people and circumstances involved in the client's question and upon the nine preceding cards. All the other cards lead up to this card and must be read accordingly. You must first arrive at a conclusion, based on the totality of these factors and your own intuition, then you must decide what action to rec-commend to your client, based on your thorough understanding of the spread in relation to the client's question.
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The pathology of the poet says that the undevout astronomer is mad the pathology of the very plain man says that the genius is mad and between these extremes, which stand for ten thousand analogous excesses, the sovereign reason takes the part of a moderator and does what it can. I do not think that there is a pathology of the occult dedications, but about their extravagances no one can question, and it is not less difficult than thankless to act as a moderator regarding them.