This spread is not the most pleasant because sometimes it may mean that despite your best efforts, you are likely to be under. But the message of this spread is far deeper than mere victory or defeat. It says if you allow yourself to be disillusioned or too disappointed by the sort of failure that occurs in everyday routine life then you are on the path to greater ruin. Defeat is a lesson, learn from it. Regroup ,prepare and then try again to succeed. It has been said that a good man will be beaten, and accept losing - but a great man will be beaten, then go back and win. When this spread appears and you feel you are on the winning side this time, there is still a warning to heed. Arrogance and pride often come hand in hand with such a situation. You could start to think of yourself as unbeatable! Of course you have the right to feel proud, but be warned that there will be other foes /obstacles to face and that some of them may eventually defeat you. Strutting around proudly is declaring you are ready to be tripped! If your victory was won through cheating or unethical conduct, beware of an attempt at vengeance and retribution.