Alright. First off, you’ve drawn quite a lot of cards for the two other questions. While it’s understandable due to your confusion + attachment to the situation, drawing all those clarifying cards might have caused you further confusion instead. One or two clarifiers for the original card can usually suffice. For example, take a look at the cards you’ve drawn again: have you noticed you had repeating cards? Not to mention they’re both upright and reversed, and the questions were different already as well. This, right off the bat, is telling me that not only are you not listening to your intuition, you may also not be listening to what your deck truly wants to tell you.
Hence, I’d like for you to use your discernment/intuition here, for this is only an intuitive guess. Take what resonates and discard what doesn’t. Now on to your questions.
The very first thought I got was the word, “tit for tat”. Not in the “revenge!” sense though, but with the Justice card representing you, you might be passively receptive and waiting in this connection. You might be observing and simply reflecting/giving back to him what he would also do. For example: if he contacts you, you also contact him. If he doesn’t, you don’t. If he shows you signs he likes you, you also do it. If he doesn’t, you also pull back and don’t. In fact, I’m getting a mechanical, almost cold energy from your side here. I don’t know if it’s due to you being used to such situations/guys or it’s what you said about not feeling any chemistry, but usually, I feel emotions coming off from people I do readings for, most especially love readings. With you however, it’s a “Meh, I don’t care much. It is what it is, whatever it is” type of vibe. As if you’re unaffected about feeling unaffected emotionally by this person/situation. Now I say “emotionally”, because there might still be a mental connection for you, hence you doing a tarot spread + asking about it here in the forum despite “not feeling any chemistry”. You see, the Justice card is represented by Libra astrologically = air signs are usually about communication, thoughts, ideas… the Swords suit in the deck. You might feel that you’re in sync when it comes to chats, the words he uses when he DOES communicate (not to mention it’s online = also very air element) or just the words (or the lack of it) he used in his profile. Maybe you feel an intellectual fascination/curiosity due to not being able to figure him out/read him as easily as you’ve initially thought. But again, no matter how deeply I try to read your side of things, I’m really feeling no emotional attachment at all. This could also be why you’re represented as Justice: you’re feeling balanced (to the point of neutrality) towards this situation/person in question.
I could see him being the one to usually lead the communication first as the 8 of Wands is usually the “fast communication” card, but it has little to no staying/stable power, especially in situations like this. Notice how the eight wands in the card are unevenly lined up? I could see that as, while communication may come in eager, passionate and even sexual (Wands could also be about that), he may portray elements of inconsistency and inequality to what you want, since you’re the Justice card in this situation. Since Wands could also apply to activity/action, he may also act in ways you perceive as not that fair to what you truly think you want/are looking for. The 8oW could also be a fitting card for a fling in this case, and him being the 8oW means that he might conduct himself in a way that is no more and no less of a “fling” type of partner… that is, being very easy, playful and lighthearted but can’t be seen or contacted randomly afterwards. Honestly, I’m even picking up that his attention span might be scattered into different (online?) people/things he’s passionate about (all those different wands in the air) and his focus is not really much on you or this situation. He doesn’t think of this as much or he may not be as intellectually curious to get to know you more than the random online exchanges/flirtations, unlike you who seem to be thinking about the balance (or wanting to balance) the situation.
The 10 of Swords as the present situation, along with the amount of clarifiers you’ve drawn, is what has given me the idea that you may be the one thinking about him/the situation a bit too much to the point of overanalyzing it to death = hence you not being able to get an intuitive feel of the cards or clearly recognize what the cards seem to be telling you. I could also see the 10oS in this case as the situation between the two of you currently is over: there’s nothing more to be said or communicated, hence the no contact from his side. Everything that has been said and shared both online and when you met, that’s it. No hidden meanings, no “maybe he acts like this but feels another”, no nothing. The sun rising in the background of the dead body in the card also seems to be telling me that it’s (or will be) quite “clear as day”: began as a fling, currently ending as a fling. I want to emphasize the word “currently” though in this one, not to give you false hope but to simply make you aware that you do have the power to change this situation if you want to. Nothing is set in stone, especially with the vibes I’m getting from your reading here (the 10 of swords, while looking bloody brutal, is still of the very fast/changeable air element AND a Minor Arcana hence the ending not being as heavily permanent and slow/gradual in its impact as, say, the Death card).
Future being the Ace of Cups, I immediately got the thought, “Something has got to give”. And it looks like something will later on, as the AoC is an overflowing of emotions. In this context, there may be a welling of emotions regarding this situation: either you or him (or both) may open yourselves up to what you may truly feel about the connection. Now this could be a confession, but keep in mind that it may not be a “love confession” one. Unlike the traditional interps, the AoC does not mean automatically “emotions of love”. The Ace being an ace is only a seed and an undirected flow of all gamut of emotions/Cups: sadness, moodiness, even depression, bliss, etc. All those emotions flowing out of the cup has no proper direction nor control to it, and it looks like in the near future there would be no action taken about it. Furthermore, the fact that you got the AoC which is a lone cup instead of cards featuring two people in it… I honestly feel that this confession/welling of emotions may be done separately by yourselves or inwardly. Perhaps one of you might feel that while it’s sad because there’s potential (Ace), unfortunately you/him may not be in the right space to take that potential seriously. Perhaps one of you might feel that you do like the other, but not in a romantic sense—maybe more of a soft spot/developing fondness for the other, but not so much a deeper connection than that.
From the 10 of Swords to the Ace of Cups, the near future has a small promise of emotional renewal/beginning to start here. However, a seed is just a seed that could die until you decide to truly commit yourself to caring for and looking after it. Again, see how you and the other person do have the power to change this situation depending on where and how you truly want this fling to go?
The external factor/influences card being the 6 of Pentacles RX further supports my thoughts of “Something has got to give” in this situation. The external influences could be putting this situation at a further imbalance: aside from different cities, perhaps you might have different free times, different love languages, different lifestyles, different statuses/standing in life. Perhaps there are also other people/responsibilities that you prioritize or give your time/attention/efforts first before being able to meet up with each other? This might also explain the scattered energy I’m getting from your man who came up as the 8 of Wands.
Another interp I’m strongly getting that, while this may be an external factor/influences card, is that there may simply be an imbalance in attraction. Pentacles could also come up for purely physical attraction and read with the other cards, you may be attracted to each other but not for the same reasons. For example, this man might be physically and sexually attracted to you, but that’s it. On the other hand, you do not feel that chemistry but instead feel an intellectual/detached attraction based more on talking, getting to know the person, etc. but that’s it. Perhaps his preferences in attraction and all that is also an external influence/factor, since you can’t really control what another person may like or dislike as a potential interest/partner.
The physical and sexual attraction only from his part is further echoed by the cards you’ve drawn for his feelings here:
Ace of Wands + 3 of Pentacles = he does feel a spark of sexual attraction (AoW) and interest, and may admire your physicality/how you carry yourself (3 of Pentacles) but there is nothing more to it at the moment than that. There may be even an admiration of what you do for a living or just how you live your life (3 of Pents), but again, read with the other cards… it’s just so physical-based, you know? I’m sensing at times maybe even superficial. The 4 of Swords seems to repeat again the 8oW interp I sensed from the man in question = him not thinking too much and feeling unbothered about the situation between you. Lastly, the heavy hitters sealing the deal of this interp: both Cups cards coming up reversed. The Page of Cups RX + Ace of Cups RX = quite an obvious sign in this situation that he is not even thinking about love nor in the fitting “heart space” per se to feel any sort of emotions for you aside from attraction. And if he does, I do feel that he may be immature in expressing it and does not really value emotions at the moment. He may be wishy-washy with his emotions and treat/change them way too lightly (for example: flake on promises and declarations of affections, flirting with everyone or flirting with you then suddenly closing up, etc). I wouldn’t call him emotionally unavailable though as honestly, he’s in a genuine “fling” mindset with this one and simply sticking to it, I feel. However, with the AoC being RX, it seems to confirm that the interp I provided above for the upright Ace of Cups as the future is currently leaning more towards him not directing the flow of emotions properly should there be an opportunity to do so in this connection.
I was supposed to interpret your action cards separately, but it seems as if I’ve already included his possible actions here. Would you still like an interpretation of those action cards? Or this interp’s enough and has already provided at least a bit of clarity for you and the situation at hand?