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 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. It is only when we include the summary card that we have two-or-more of any suit, number or member of the Major Arcana. The fact that this mini-reading includes two pentacles means that the focus is on values, priorities, and resources. Also, the presence of a member of the Major Arcana means there is some connection to T.W.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime.
The spotlight has been on the three of pentacles, working with others as part of a larger effort. When this card appears, it means that the seeker would be well-served by not going it alone but by becoming part of a group effort. This does not in any way diminish the integrity or the value of the seeker’s contribution; rather, it suggests that the best and highest purpose is served when the seeker combines her/his high-quality work with that of others as part of a bigger project. That way, the responsibility and the glory are shared.
The spotlight is now on Strength, a card of alignment, attunement, harmony, and manifestation. This card frequently appears when the seeker is trying to move too quickly before all the parts are in place. It is imperative that T.W. raise her/his vibration to align with that of the desired result in order for it to manifest. Energy can only flow unimpeded when all the components are in harmony with each other.
The spotlight is moving toward the ace of wands, a triumph of taking back the power to lead one’s own life. This card implies that in the past T.W. gave away her/his power to other people and/or things and allowed them to make the rules and determine what was acceptable and would be rewarded. Now it is time for T.W. to rely on her/his internal focus of motivation and reward.
The summary card is the two of pentacles, the “yes, but” card. As long as T.W. perceives her/his situation as involving two mutually exclusive choices, (s)he will be stuck in the exhausting dance of having to choose between them or remain stuck. It is only when (s)he is able to expand her/his reality to include both that (s)he can be at peace and in control and able to continue along the path. The suggested method for achieving this is to replace the word “but” with the word “and.” For example, “I like my job, AND I’d like to earn more money.”
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful. For more information about using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com and consider purchasing the book Tarot for All Time, available in paperback, e-book, and downloadable PDF format. Thank you.
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