R.F. 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.F. 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. In this mini-reading, there are no two-of-a-kind or more in suits or numbers, and there are no members of the Major Arcana, so the context for these insights is R.F.’s everyday life rather than her/his soul’s agenda for this lifetime. That’s all we know before we start the reading.
The spotlight has been on the ten of swords, discretion in giving blessings. The position of his right hand is the key to understanding this card. As a ten, it asks you to use your discernment. The central figure entered a situation to bring it a blessing, but he forgot to pause on the threshold to consider whether those involved in the situation needed and wanted the blessing he was about to impart. If, for any reason, you realize that the blessing you bring will not be received in the spirit with which it is offered, you are being advised to “pick up your toys and go play somewhere else.” Don’t worry, the red in this card is the color of his cloak, not blood. These are psychological swords, and he will be able to recover, but please, spare yourself the humiliation of sharing what you consider valuable with anyone who can’t appreciate it. This card is sometimes called “casting pearls before swine.” It isn’t because swine are lowly and/or dirty; swine can’t use pearls.
The spotlight is now on the three of pentacles that urges you to work with others who are like-spirited in creating a group effort/production rather than tackling it all by yourself. Put in your unique and valuable contribution as part of a larger offering.
The spotlight is moving toward the five of wands. the freedom to make choices as far as your skills and talents are concerned. It looks like everyone else is wearing play clothes, but you have on a hat. You are keenly aware that you are different from the rest of the group, and right about now, you are feeling somewhat picked on. You wonder if this was such a good decision to play with this group of ruffians, and you doubt that you are making a positive difference in the energies at play. This card shows up to affirm that you are making a huge difference. Some members of the group are so inspired that they may choose to wear a hat the next time this group gets together. Moreover, you are proving that you can take it as well as dish it out. Just hang in there a bit longer and all will be well.
The summary card is the four of cups, ignoring or being unaware of an opportunity that is being offered to establish a new foundation. Sitting with your eyes downcast and your arms crossed over your heart so that you don’t get hurt again, you make zero progress. Please lift your eyes, raise your vibration, take the cup, and drink deeply. If somewhere down the road, you change your mind and want something else, by all means, go for it. Doing nothing is not an enlightened choice. Good luck, R.F.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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