Okay. Bit the bullet and took it for a spin. Liked it a lot!
1. What your relationship with your companion is: Four of cups.
This card is about letting go while things fall apart around you. You may be feeling tired of the same old hassles, and so, right now all you want to do is focus on your own sense of inner peace and calm. A lot is happening around you, but you are frozen in the moment. You are in a place of isolated meditation, trying to listen to your intuition and process your emotions. You may be unsure of what your next move is, or you may be experiencing a feeling that you cannot control what is happening outside of yourself. And so, you retreat. That can be good to do for a moment, but it can be bad if you linger too long and everything around you falls apart or worsens.
I'm in a holding pattern and a place of isolated meditation.
2. How he's doing: Three of swords.
This card is straight and to the point. To see it suggests that you are experiencing sadness and heartache. There is an emotional loss in your life, or in impending one. You may even be feeling betrayed by a loved one. Sometimes this card can indicate the end of a romantic relationship, or separation from someone you care deeply about. There may be the possibility for the love to continue, but a lot of forgiveness and healing will be necessary. You will need to confront unsettled feelings in order to move forward. It’s important to process your emotions. You may be feeling traumatized, but try to understand this sensation instead of avoiding it. Sometimes we are scared of being in pain, but it is a necessary feeling that must be processed. This card encourages you to confront your grief head-on.
He feels a lack/loss and a sadness. Against the context of my life and the rest of the cards and the prior reading, I would say we both need to do some forgiving to move forward. Our relationship is physical, but it could be more romantic if I let him. And I should let him.
3. What he wants: The Star.
In Rachel Pollack’s book Tarot Wisdom; Spiritual Teachings and Deeper Meanings, she points out that the Star is shaped like a compass. Like a guide, the Star lights up the night sky for all to find their direction and way in the world. The ancients used the stars to track time and cycles, and the North star (Polaris) has long been a light in the darkness to keep people heading in the right direction. To see the Star card in a reading suggests a renewed sense of hope that is helping you recenter and focus on what is most important to you. You are cultivating your inner truth and light. You are turning inward for a sense of renewal and inspiration. You are finding your balance so that you always know who and where you are, even in the blackest of nights. This card suggests that you must focus on being open to healing and doing what you feel while allow you to feel renewed, grounded, and centered. Listen to the guiding light from within. Until you do this for yourself, you will not be able to help or inspire others. The card is a singular light in an abyss of night, so there is also the idea of independence, solitude and inner strength.
He wants to be true to himself while also helping guide me to do the same.
4. His opinion on me: Wheel of Fortune, reversed.
The reversal of this card may also indicate setbacks, delays, or the need to change directions. It can also indicate that there are too many options surrounding you and that you need to focus.
From <http://www.rebeccaschoenecker.com/divination/tarot-cards/#Wheel Of Fortune>
That's pretty much a steady state in my life.
5. A message of advice he feels he needs to give me: Hanged man.
Sometimes there’s just nothing you can do. You want to move forward, make a change, or experience something different. The Hanged Man shows us that there is no way to move, no where to go, and that we are just hangin’ around. You are at the mercy of the present situation and there’s not a whole lot we can do to change it. While the Tarot often brings us a message about what’s in our power to control, it also reveals that sometimes there is no control. Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all. The Hanged Man is saying that you must make a sacrifice at the present moment. It is time to be still and accept what is. In some cultures and traditions, you reach enlightenment from hanging upside down. In the Nordic myth of Odin he obtains the Runic language and receives great wisdom after hanging upside down from the world tree for 9 nights. Perhaps you need to see the world from a new angle, and maybe that’s what the needed change is all about. While this card is about the need to surrender control in order to move forward, we also have to consider the idea of powerlessness it implies. And of course to clarify the meaning, you need to see the surrounding cards and also the question being asked. For example, if the Hanged Man appears next to the Devil, this would imply powerlessness to unhealthy forces. Next to a card like the Hermit, the Hanged Man’s meaning might be that of enlightenment through sacrifice.
See above on three of swords. Combine with other situations in my life I keep trying to fix. I need to accept what is, both good and bad. Embrace the good and accept the bad without trying to change it.
6. What I can do to improve our relationship: Nine of wands.
To see the Nine of Wands in a reading suggests that you are close to victory, but there seems to be a few last challenges and setbacks thrown your way. There may also be hidden troubles that have yet to surface. You’ve worked so hard, and you are on the last leg of getting to where you want to be! This card encourages you to remain vigilant. Continue to persevere. You may have to fight challenging forces. Stand your ground, especially if others around you attempt to question what you are doing, or block you from achievement. This card encourages you to hang on even when the going gets tough.
Stay vigilant, don't get lazy or go on hiatus.
7. About a goal we want to accomplish together: Six of wands.
This card is about reaching a goal and being recognized for your accomplishments! Wham. Who doesn’t want to see this card in a reading? Seriously though, this card indicates that you are at a great point of achievement. Everyone around you sees your success and they’re celebrating with you! Ruled by the optimistic and driven character of Leo and the luck-filled planet Jupiter, this card confirms that you have had great stamina and focus. You have been dedicated, courageous, and bold, and should feel good about what you have accomplished.