H.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 __________.” H.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 eights (17=1+7=8) in this mini-reading, which means the focus is on alignment, harmony, attunement, and manifestation. There is also one member of the Major Arcana, which indicates that the information here is linked to H.B.’s soul’s agenda, not just to her/his everyday life.
The spotlight has been on the Star, sometimes called the Way-shower, being able to see the bigger picture and align yourself to enhance the energy flow that can guide others. You return source to source and turn source into resource. This card affirms that you have enough self-confidence, self-respect, and self-love to be an inspiration to others. It is a testimony to your ability, H.B., to be your own best friend with your subconscious fully in tune with your outward actions.
The spotlight is now on the six of cups, healing the negative messages about your being worthy and able to give and accept love. Love is all around you, flourishing and blossoming; it’s time to take the gloves off and become a full participant in the process. The figure on the far left walking away from the scene represents all the ancestral and inherited limiting negative messages about who you are and your “place” in the world. It is time to move from the black-and-white into the full technicolor reality of who you really are.
The spotlight is moving toward the Knight of Pentacles, who has stopped temporarily to assess the journey and get an answer to the question, “Is that all there is?” This is you, H.B., and you are being guided on your journey by your values, doing good deeds, and then riding on. You have been wondering if this is as good as it gets. The answer is a resounding “NO.” There is much more to come.
The summary card is the eight of wands, the promise that the efforts you launched a while ago to reach the next higher level are about to land. This card alerts you to get ready. Taken as a whole, this reading is very exciting. It indicates that the limitations and restrictions have been lifted, and you are about to become even more of an inspiration than you are already. Good luck, H.B..
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