Don't - Justice
Situation - High Priestess
Do - King of Wands
The result looked like this:
Scaredy Cat Reading
My first response to this was, the situation is one which requires silence. I shouldn't worry about being fair to all parties, but try to enforce my will to keep things quiet.
I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar Reading
My second response was: I am the High Priestess, I am the Oracle. I am whole unto myself and have nothing to fear from others. I shouldn't worry about legal technicalities - the possibility of someone stealing my idea, or persuading my colleague not to sign the contract we've negotiated. Instead, I should go forth bravely, and try to forge new relationships, perhaps with someone whom I respect.
And so, I contacted the person and said that, other than specific details, I was happy for them to talk to their friend about it. In response, I am now going to meet them and their friend on Wednesday.
For me, this was a striking instance of just how differently the same cards can be interpreted. Both readings fit within traditional notions of these cards. The difference is in my attitude, not in the cards. And I decided that I want to approach life from a position of trust, and of self-belief, not of fear and paranoia. Of course, that trust could be abused. Still, I have no reason to doubt the goodness of either of the other people involved, and several reasons to believe that they are honourable people deserving of respect, and willing to give it. I hope I am proved right...