B.P. has requested an interpretation of the above cards that were drawn according to the protocol of silently completing the sentence, “Please give me some insight into __________.” B.P. has not told me what (s)he has put into the blank space. The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit. Then, the fourth card is drawn and read as a summary or clarifier. If we include the summary card, there are two swords and two pentacles in this mini-reading, so we know that this request for insight focuses on B.P.’s resolving conflict and on her/his values, priorities, resources, and work. There are also two twos and two fives (king=14=1+4=5), choices and mastery. There are no members of the Major Arcana in this mini-reading, so the insights we are being given pertain to B.P.’s everyday life rather than her/his soul’s agenda for this lifetime. There are no other two-of-a-kind-or-more in suits or numbers.
The spotlight has been on the two of swords, choosing to turn your back on your feelings, arm yourself and protect your heart, while you remain stuck and blindfolded to your present reality. Not wanting to get hurt (again) is understandable, but this level of defense is excessive, and not wanting to see what is actually before you is foolish. It’s time to mitigate some of the reaction to a past hurt that left you swearing you’d never_____ again. Put down at least one of the swords and remove the blindfold or you will remain stuck, not even participating in life.
The spotlight is now on the King of Swords, mastery in resolving conflict. Surely this is further encouragement to let go of the situation pictured in the first card because this king represents the ability to rise above conflict. He (you) has/have the right to cut through any and all challenges and disputes by being decisive and telling everyone what will be done. In other words, you’ve got this.
The spotlight is moving toward the five of pentacles, going within instead of going without. Resource is always at hand. All the fives in the tarot deck speak of choosing, and this one shows up to remind you that you need not continue to suffer and be miserable. Remember that whatever you put your attention on tends to attract more of the same, so it behooves you to raise your vibration and look up, so you can see what is right within your reach that can help.
The summary card is the King of Pentacles, the master of integrity, who has been able to succeed by being in the world yet not of it. You are a leader and an inspiration because you “walk your talk” and your actions are consistent with the highest and best values. Given the reading as a whole, it looks like the universe is giving you the reassurance that the challenges in the areas of conflict and values are easily handled and resolved by your expertise and mastery.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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