R.S. 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 __________.” R.S. 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 cups in this mini-reading, so we know that this request for insight focuses on R.S.’s feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities. Because there is just one member of the Major Arcana, the context for these insights is primarily R.S.’s everyday life, but the three minor arcana cards are positioned to explain and/or illustrate the summary card, which is the member of the Major Arcana. The majors speak to the soul’s agenda for each lifetime. There are no other two-of-a-kind or more in suits or numbers.
The spotlight has been on the Knight of Cups, the fear of making a mistake. Have compassion for yourself if you were ever punished or ridiculed for making a mistake; it comes with being human. Those who have gone the furthest have made the most mistakes and have learned from them. Remember, “resource” is always at hand, and make some progress every day.
The spotlight is now on the two of pentacles, getting caught in the false perception that two choices are mutually exclusive. This situation always involves the word “but.” You are being asked to rise above the perceived choices and expand your reality to include both of them. Change the word “but” to the word “and.” Once you do this, you can stop dancing and notice that the turbulent seas behind you have calmed.
The spotlight is moving toward the ten of cups, the need for discernment as to with whom you will share. Whom will you include in your “inner circle?’ Who deserves to be part of the intimate group and share in the blessings and benefits? Don’t just throw away what you have to offer.
The summary card is Temperance, which doesn’t mean going without alcohol or using caution, but focuses on the process by which steel is made. Iron is used for strength and tin for flexibility. They are put through a very hot fire until they are forged as one product, steel, which is both strong and flexible. Your higher self has put you through some very hot fires to make you both strong and flexible, and you’ve made it. It will never be “that bad” again; the worst is over. Taking the reading as a whole, it looks like you need to cut yourself some slack and stop arguing with yourself. Decide when to share and when to keep things to yourself, but stop worrying that it can ever go back to any of your lowest moments. Good luck, R.S.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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