T.W. 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 __________.” T.W. 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. All of the first three cards are cups, so we know that this request for insight focuses on T.W.’s feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities. Because there are no members of the Major Arcana in this reading, the context for these insights is T.W.’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 three of cups, the celebration card. You have come to a place in your life, T.W., where you must take a break, look back, see where you are now, and celebrate how far you have come. You have a tendency to be achievement-oriented and always feel you should be doing something to make a dent in the next item on your to-do list, but it is of the utmost importance that you acknowledge what you have completed and who you are right now instead of focusing on what is still left to do. Even if you are in the middle of challenging circumstances, if you have grown and expanded over the past year, there is reason to be grateful and happy. Be sure to invite others to participate in the celebration as well so that they will be comfortable following your example and including you in their own celebrations.
The spotlight is now on the ten of cups, the need to use discernment as to whom you allow into your intimate circle to be treated like family. With whom will you be totally honest and open? Who is entitled to your protection and friendship? Considering the first card in the reading, with whom will you celebrate? Not just anyone or everyone would be a wise choice.
The spotlight is moving toward the five of cups, feeling that someone and/or something is missing from your life. It’s all right to feel sad and acknowledge who or what is missing; then, it is in your best and highest good to remember that resource is always at hand, raise your vibration, and turn your attention to the cups that are still standing and full. It seems that the time is right to replace and/or replenish what has been in the cups that have spilled. Action on your part is called for at this time.
The summary card is the eight of swords, the helpless and hopeless victim card. Please note that the ropes holding you “prisoner” are not very tight. If you are able to shrug your shoulders, stop taking it all so seriously, stop being a victim, free yourself, take off the blindfold, and move to higher ground, you can get out of this stuck situation. That’s what the reading as a whole is saying. You have reason to celebrate. Nobody has done anything TO you; it has all been done FOR you.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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