P.D. 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 __________.” P.D. 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. Since there are two pentacles in the first group of three, the focus of this mini-reading is on P.D.’s values and priorities. There are no members of the Major Arcana present, nor are there any other two-of-a-kind-or-more in suits or numbers, so the focus is on P.D.’s everyday life.
The spotlight has been on the Knight of Pentacles, who is guided by his values and priorities. He rides into situations where help is needed, makes things better, and then rides on; he doesn’t stick around for a thank-you. Of course, P.D., this is you. This card shows up when you are questioning if this is as good as it gets. You are wondering if you have completed the journey you undertook as this lifetime, if you’ve done what you set out to do, and if this is all there is. The answer is a resounding, “NO!” You are not the environment in which you find yourself; you are not the job, the relationship, or the circumstances, and there is much more of the journey to come.
The spotlight is now on the six of swords, a card of service and healing in a conflict situation. You are attempting to move the boat from the rough waters to the smooth and keep everyone safe. You must maintain a light touch, or you will sink the boat. This translates to being non-confrontational and as reassuring and supportive as you can, at least until you reach your destination. Keep your focus on being part of the solution and not adding to the problem. Slow and steady wins the race.
The spotlight is moving toward the five of pentacles, a card of freedom to choose. Even if current circumstances seem dire, you can change everything by choosing your perspective, by looking up, by going within instead of going without. Resource is always at hand.
The summary card is the nine of wands. It fits so beautifully into this reading. P.D., you are a multi-talented individual, but you have been leaning heavily on one particular set of skills and talents and have suffered for this. This card appears to caution you not to “put all your eggs in one basket” but to make use of more of your gifts and abilities to take care of yourself in any situation you may encounter. In summary, this is a time to adjust your perspective, believe in yourself, and know that you are not defined by what you are going through. You do make a difference, P.D., and will continue to do so. Good luck.
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.
P.S. For those of you in the Eugene, Oregon area, please look for me at the Metaphysical Empowerment and Wellness Fair on February 23, 2019 from noon to 8 PM at Unity of the Valley, 3912 Dillard Road.