T.Y. 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.Y. 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 in this mini-reading, so we know that this request for insight focuses on T.Y.’s resolving conflict. Because there are no members of the Major Arcana, the context for these insights is T.Y.’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 Queen of Pentacles, who represents the hesitation right before the manifestation of mastery. This queen is concerned about the value of what she can bring out into the world. That pentacle is huge. She needs both hands to hold it. She has so much to offer, and the card appears to tell her that it’s time to stop just thinking about it and get out there and do it. There are people out in the world who have been waiting for her particular brand of help and guidance. The time for contemplating and thinking about doing it are over. That’s you, T.Y. You are aligned with your purpose; go do it!
The spotlight is now on the seven of swords, de-escalating the conflict. This is accomplished by “chunking down” the number of points of conflict by deciding what can be removed at once, what can be removed later, and what, even though it is by definition part of the problem, can be temporarily ignored because it cannot hurt you. By reducing the points of contention to two, you have a good chance of avoiding aggressive behavior on anyone’s part, and the odds are increased for reaching a compromise. The situation is no longer overwhelming, nor is a major battle inevitable.
The spotlight is moving toward the Page of Swords, the testing card. This card appears when you have declared your intent to follow the path to mastery, and the universe steps in to test your commitment. When this card appears in a reading, it acknowledges that you are going through a trying experience and advises you to keep on keeping on in order to attain the goal you have set your sights on. As frustrating and/or challenging as this experience may seem, it is but the price you must pay to get where you want to be. Perseverance is required. Get beyond the fear, the doubt, and the frustration. Keep your eyes on the prize, and you will succeed.
The summary card is the two of wands, staying in your comfort zone or taking a risk. You are at a fork in the road where you must choose to either play it safe and choose the slower earthly vibrations, or take a risk and move onward and upward utilizing your skills and talents. The extra wand in back of you speaks to your being able to do more than you realize, and you’re being urged to “go for it.” Take hold of your skills and talents and let them lead and support you in this next phase of your growth and development. Taken as a whole, this reading urges action. It reassures you of your value, suggests evening out the paying field, and utilizing your skills and talents. Good luck, T.Y.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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