I am going to do your two questions as two separate readings. I'll do your first question now and your second hopefully tomorrow! I just did a reading for your relationship in the next 4 months. I pulled 8 cards from the Thoth Tarot. (I tend to favor larger spreads at times.) Here is what I pulled:
1- your relationship now: Knight of Wands
2- your relationship in 4 months: Princess of Disks
3- what will be difficult: Knight of Disks
4- what will be easy: The Sun
5- the main theme or issue to be worked on during this time: 9 of Cups (Happiness) reversed
6- how you will see it in 4 months: 4 of Disks (Power)
7- how your partner will see it in 4 months: The Lovers
8- future outcome: Prince of Wands
My take on this: Well, my first instinct is to say what a lovely spread! It appears to me that this relationship may be either new or still has that glossy sheen that newer relationships have before they have really gone through the muck and the mire together and become somewhat settled or routine. Would that be accurate? It looks like this is an exciting relationship right now, and that over the next four months you will have some challenges but nothing too bad. It appears that you may be a bit overly optimistic at times as a couple, which is a wonderful thing but can sometimes lead to neglecting more mundane things, like working out finances together, putting together a budget, thinking in realistic terms... all the boring stuff that "responsible" people do. It seems there will be no shortage of fun and good humor between the two of you, but the lesson you will need to learn over the next four months is that ebb and flow in the happiness of a relationship is perfectly natural. You cannot be on Cloud 9 all the time, and sometimes the fall from such heights can hurt. It may be something as simple as discovering that your partner loves to leave their dirty socks on your favorite chair or never puts away anything they take out. It could be larger, like finding out your partner likes to hang up on you when you're in a fight or always likes to be right in an argument. Whatever it may be, don't fool yourself into believing that these sorts of things spell trouble. These are just normal growing pains of a relationship, and they serve you well in bringing you back down to earth a bit and learning to communicate as a couple. After the four months is over, things could be looking very good. You may feel safe and secure in this relationship. Just be careful not to become possessive, controlling or jealous. It looks like your partner might really be feeling like they want to commit and settle down with you. The two of you will have settled into a more calm and comfortable relationship and be working on building up trust in each other. Overall things look very good indeed if you two can keep your heads about you. There is a lot of fire and earth in this spread, so I would say remember to find a good balance. There may be periods where you both get very passionate or fiery in either a good or bad way with each other. Try not to let yourselves fly off the handle. Remember to come back to earth. Try to keep each other grounded in reality, and enjoy all the fun this relationship will bring! If there's one thing this spread is NOT, it's boring!
Hiighpriestess, please let me know if I am on the money, completely off, or anything in between! Feedback would be wonderful.