What is Hope? Hope is an emotional state. It leans towards positive energy because in most cases we hope for a good outcome to a situation that may or may not appear so positive at the time of this feeling.
There are many sibilla style decks on the market that include a card of hope.
Often this card illustrates a woman holding an anchor situated on land with the water in the background. When this card comes up in a reading it will tell you not to give up on a person or a situation. The only time it would lead to a negative outcome is if the following card is one of discouragement or failure.
I am reminded of the Tarot 7 of cups because even though this card suggests that the emotions are connected to the wanting of too many things or directions there is still the element of hope. When Hope follows a negative card it will tell you that no matter what you are going through the result will be promising in the highest level of all concerned. It may not look like it at first but it will be within the framework of the Universal laws as well.
With the Hope card there is the magic of manifestation as well. When you hope for a good result or to attract to yourself that which you want it is important to investigate why you want it in the first place. If your intent is not of pure heart -that is exactly what you will get. The outcome will appear positive but it will only be temporary. As with the lessons of the Tarot Tower card that which is built on false intent goes crumbling down when you least expect it.
We all need to have hope. It is one of the Theological virtues (faith, hope and charity). Hope is a quiet and passive energy and when it is not then we cannot call it hope. It becomes negative and it is called a craving. To crave something is to hunger for it. Hunger is a state of lack. Lack consciousness is negative.