3-Card Reading for H.G.
H.G. 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 __________.” H.G. 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 eights and two wands in this mini-reading, so we know that this request for insight focuses on H.G’s being in harmony, resonance. and the manifestation of her/his skills and talents. Because there are no members of the Major Arcana, the context for these insights is H.G.’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 Page of Wands, choosing to align with your skills and talents as you begin the journey to mastery. The Court cards in the tarot deck correspond to stages of a journey, and this one speaks to making a commitment to allow your skills and talents to lead the way and provide you support on your journey. You have taken the first steps.
The spotlight is now on the seven of wands, your tendency to act in haste and become defensive too easily. The advice of the card is to stop, take a breath, and ask yourself if you really are being attacked. You will find that the answer is “no” more often than “yes.” It is not in your highest good to use your skills and talents as a weapon, nor is it a good idea to hide behind one of them. The fact that you are wearing two different shoes speaks to the need for more self-care and taking the time to make sure you are in a grounded, balanced state before you go further.
The spotlight is moving toward the eight of cups, feeling dissatisfied with what you have accumulated, turning your back on the feelings, emotions, and relationships that are in place, and going off to find more. Experiencing yourself in lack doesn’t feel good. However, you will feel better if you can feel gratitude for what you have and remember that “thank you” means “keep it coming.”
The summary card is the eight of swords, the “helpless/hopeless” card, where you see yourself as a victim. Please notice that the folds of her gown indicate that she is not tightly bound, and she can get the bindings to fall off is she shrugs her shoulders. In other words, if you stop taking the situation so seriously and realize this is not a life-or-death moment, you can free yourself, remove the blindfold, and climb to higher ground. Taken as a whole, this reading looks like reassurance that your skills and talents are numerous, and if you will stop being in such a hurry, you can appreciate what you’ve got and attract in more.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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