F.G. 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 __________.” F.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. Since two out of the first three as well as the summary card are pentacles, it is safe to say that this is a mini-reading focused on values, priorities, and resources. Also, there are two sevens, so we are talking here about the secret, the sacred, and the unknown.
The spotlight has been on the queen of pentacles, a card that reaffirms the value of what F.G. has to offer. All the queens represent the doubt(s) and hesitation that take place just before the full manifestation of mastery (the kings) occur. This one is no different. The pentacle is so large that it takes two hands to support it, and its time is NOW. When this card appears, it urges the seeker to stop sitting still in contemplation of the value (s)he brings to the situation and to take that pentacle out into the world that needs it. F.G., the hesitation has run its course; it’s time for you to get out there and be all you can.
The spotlight is now on the Chariot, a member of the Major Arcana, that calls for a change in what F.G. is used to relying on to get her/him from one place to another. This card says the old way is no longer working, and it’s time to abandon it and find a new vehicle. This may mean a new environment, a new job, a new title, joining a new group, etc. There is usually a fair amount of frustration that the seeker experiences when this card appears, and both of the first two cards are urging leaving a comfort zone. Because this is one of the Major Arcana, it speaks to F.G.’s soul’s purpose for this lifetime, one or more of the challenges (s)he wishes to overcome this time around.
The spotlight is moving toward the seven of pentacles, nostalgia for the way things used to be. This is completely consistent with the first two cards. Yes, F.G., you’ve been successful before, and there is no reason whatsoever to question your ability to make the issue at you feet grow every bit as well. By pouring your energy into past glories and accomplishments, you risk stepping into regret and resentment and stay stuck. BE HERE NOW. You can do it.
The summary card is the six of pentacles, the card of giving. Its appearance as the summary for this mini-reading reading means that while it is all well and good to be guided by what you can give to others, it is absolutely essential that you take care of yourself first. It is only when your own needs are met that you can give joyously of the overflow to others. Trying to give before this condition is met activates resentment and taints what should be a gift, freely given without strings attached.
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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