I have chosen the Cross as the focus card. Using the French Cartomancy deck published by Lo Scarabeo, I am placing the Cross face up and drawing four other cards, placing two on each side of the Cross. Let’s see what I get.
ANCHOR (35) + CROSSROADS (22) + CROSS (36) + CLOVER (2) + MOON (32)
Rana’s instructions are to read the focus card with the cards that are flanking it first as a three-card focus.
CROSSROADS + CROSS + CLOVER
The negative aspects of the relationship stem from doubt and uncertainty about which direction to take (CROSSROADS), yet there is a possibility of reconciliation and second chances.
Next, I am to read the first two cards plus the focus card as a three-card set:
ANCHOR + CROSSROADS + CROSS
Stability, commitment, and trust are the foundation of this relationship and will influence the direction taken in an attempt to improve the negative aspects.
Finally, I read the focus card with the last two cards as a set of three:
CROSS + CLOVER + MOON
Again, the reassuring implications of CLOVER suggest a possibility of reconciliation and second chances. The MOON speaks of attraction and affection, reinforcing that positive message.
I see a great deal of promise in the ANCHOR, CLOVER, and MOON. It seems that the relationship is at a CROSSROADS and that the negative aspects of the relationship may cause problems (CROSS). However, I feel the answer to my question -- “Will the negative aspects of the relationship ever improve?” – is Yes.
What do you think?