I meant no disrespect, Ms Sunny. I just don't think we're on the same page. I'm not obsessing as much as you think, but I understand why you might think so. This is just something I want to get figured out. The 10 of Cups and 4 of Pents is aggravatingly obvious as per the nature of the event. I don't believe this event will ever transpire, but for the sake of things...
First off, regarding what you posted before, as far as time indicators I see Pents, Aces, Wands, and Swords. What measurement of time do Cups indicate? Also, my original thinking was that A-10 indicated 'amount of-' and the suits indicated the unit of time: Swords -Days (or maybe hours), Wands -Days to Weeks, Cups -Weeks to Months, and Pentacles -months to years. In other words, the 3 of Cups might mean 3 weeks or 3 months. I'm getting this out of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Tarot." I got both the spread and the aforementioned interpretations from the same book and nowhere is there mention of how to apply the interpretations to the spread! VERRY annoying... Can you comment? I'd like to reiterate that I'm not trying to be obstinate or offensive. I'm grateful for all the help I can get, even if we start out not understanding one another;-)
I was also wondering if time interpretation might be subjective. I understand your thinking the 4opents and 10ocups maybe being an 'either or' kinda' thing, but if that were so why are they BOTH there? As far as the lovely Swords conjunction, I can't for the life of me guess the nature of the event, nor do I really care. I would, however like to know WHEN it is going to transpire. As per your first post, am I to understand that the event won't take place for 9 or 10 YEARS, what with your interpretation of Swords being that they refer to 12 months or a number of years? Am I figuring that right? Also, if they refer to me being obsessive than wouldn't they be in a different place, for instance the Querent's position, or maybe the Number 2 position? Besides, the whole reason I'm BEING 'obsessive' is because they showed up. The 10 AND the 9 just sound like a really bad day, and when to the right of the Querent, it sounds like it's coming up soon. I don't really believe what I think the 10 of Cups pertains to is at all likely to occur, but it could refer to something totally different and make total sense with the 4 of Pentacles and I'd just not understand until after it had come to pass. It sounds like a good day regardless so I'm not worried, but since I'm here I'd like to see if I can figure out the 'when' of it if for no other reason than for the sake of practice. Of course, if it is what I THINK it is and it never happens like I think it won't, it's just a moot point, huh? Oh well.
I thought about the balance of suits in the spread and it was pretty evenly balanced between the four of them and the Majors. (Don't ask me to try to remember which Majors they were, they didn't pose any kind of major quandary).
Basically, if I use your translations, I understand that Swords should refer to years, but would that be 9 years or 10 years? Whatever the other two relate to the 10 of Cups and the 4 of Pentacles, will it happen in 10 months, or 4 months, or what? That's it! That's my big question! Disregarding that we may not agree on which suit indicates weeks, days, months, or years, ( I may yet adopt your method, by the way) I just want to know how to interpret HOW MANY - REGARDLESS OF WHAT. Which numbers am I looking at? The numbers on the first card? The card covering it? Some combination of the two? As far as the UNIT of time, worst case scenario I'll just make a checklist: Did anything bad happen at 10:00? No. On the 10th of July? No. 10 Days later? No... etc.10 years Later?.. Will I even remember that long? I just want to know WHICH NUMBERS SHOULD I LOOK AT? HOW MANY OF WHATEVER (WEEKS, DAYS, DECADES) I'M DEALING WITH.
I'd also like to mention that the bit about Wands=Action, Swords=Thought, Cups=Emotions, and Pents=Worldly Possessions clicked right away with me. That's straight out of all my books and the way I've been thinking ;-).
Thanks so much for all the help;-) Bod Bless .