On to the third of our querent's present life spreads.
Throne 3: Love and Marriage
Here's the lay out for this one:
*********Ace of Cups*******
Well, this is a very nice looking spread. Remember, the story it tells relies primarily on that Ace--if it's Cups, then "Joy," if it's Swords, then "Quarrels."
Let's assume our Ace is Cups. The Lower card dominates (that's my own opinion there) and shows Lovers--good for this part of the spread. It also indicates choices made.
The Devil: a trap, and an alluring one--but look at the other cards--the Lovers indicates that a choice was made. I read this as follows, the person was involved in a relationship that was a trap. However--
The Chariot: the trap was escaped--maybe even literally.
The World: They went traveling. Perhaps (given the chariot) got in their car one day and left behind that scum, that ex-spouse or lover or maybe even disappoving parent or nasty situation that was entraping them, keeping them from real joy.
Strength: This has helped them find their inner strength, and perhaps--going right back to THE LOVERS--real love and joy.
Any other thoughts on how this might be read? What if the Ace was the Ace of Wands? Or Coins? How would you read it then?