S.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 __________.” S.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 fives (king=14=1-4=5) in this mini-reading, so we know that this request for insight focuses on S.S.’s mastery in the areas of skills and talents and in overcoming conflict. There is just one member of the Major Arcana, but it is the summary card, so it is fair to say that the context for these insights is to illustrate the way that summary card translates into S.S.’s everyday life from 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 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 now on the King of Wands, mastery of the skills and talents. It looks like you have been spending some time, effort, and money on keeping your skills and talents up to date and consistently strong. You are very good at what you do, and you do it without ego involvement; you are willing to share your throne with the king of the salamanders. You inspire others, and even though you sit on the throne, your skills and talents are firmly planted in the real down-to-earth world. You have helped many people and will continue to do so.
The spotlight is moving toward the King of Swords, mastery in the area of resolving conflict. This card appears in a reading when you have earned the right to declare what will be done, what is, why, when, where, and how. If someone asks, “How come . . .?” you are entitled to say, “Because I say so.” You have the authority to override the arguments and differing opinions.
The summary card is the World, sometimes called the Graduation card. Congratulation! You have completed all the assignments and have come through the experience with a diploma in each hand to prove that you’ve got what it takes; now you have to decide where to take it. This reading makes it clear that part of your work that brought you to this moment involved expanding your reality and making it more inclusive and less confrontational and oppositional, having confidence in your skills and talents, and making up your mind to do what’s best for you as your next logical step. Congratulations, S.S.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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