R.B. 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.B. 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 and two ones (10=1+0=1) in this mini-reading, so we know that this request for insight focuses on R.B.’s resolving conflict and leading, controlling, and directing her/his energies. Because there is just one member of the Major Arcana, the context for these insights is primarily R.B.’s everyday life with only a slight connection to 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 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 World, the graduation card. There you are, R.B., a diploma in each hand, the laurel wreath of victory surrounding your whole body, and a picture in each corner of the card representing the fixed signs of the zodiac, emphasizing the management of your life. You have raised your vibration high enough to be awarded a new set of guides, and you are able to receive, store, and transmit those higher frequencies yourself. You’ve got what it takes; now, you have to decide where you’re going to take it.
The spotlight is moving toward the nine of swords, sometimes called the nightmare card. This is one of the “timing” cards in the tarot deck. This is like the experience of waking up at 2 A.M. and remembering that the car needs an oil change. You feel so much anxiety, like it’s all up to you, and you need to get it done NOW. Nobody’s open at this hour. It will all go much more easily and smoothly if you wait until the sun comes up and the timing is better. You will be better served by getting a good night’s rest at this time.
The summary card is the Ace of Pentacles, a triumph of integrity. Aligning with the best and highest allows you to “walk your talk” and serve as an inspiration to others if they choose to look up. This is the only ace in the deck that has no automatic blessings falling on others. This card appears to emphasize free will and choice. You triumph when you align your vibration with the best and highest. Taken as a whole, this reading is a joyous celebration for you, R.B., and it asks you to be very aware of your surroundings, timing, and permissions from others to enter their space. Good luck!
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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