C.V. has submitted the cards above for interpretation. The first three cards are the “heart” of the reading and are read as a unit, and the fourth card is drawn as a summary or a clarifier. Since there are not two or more of any number or suit in the first group of three, and there are no representatives of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that the focus of this reading is on the more mundane or everyday aspects of C.V.’s life.
The spotlight has been on the Queen of Pentacles, that moment of doubt when C.V. is shown sitting and contemplating the value of what (s)he has to offer the world. The size of the pentacle being held is significant; there is great value in play here. The advice of the card is that the time of contemplation is over, finished, and done with. The world needs what C.V. has to offer, and it is time to get up, get moving, and take that valuable gift out into the world around her/him.
The spotlight is now on the ten of wands, which focuses on the nature of the effort C.V. is putting forth to incorporate all her/his skills and talents into every step of the journey. This is close to impossible. Because this card is a ten, it speaks of the need for discernment. C.V. is clearly multi-talented and has more than a few skills. However, the attempt to move forward is severely impaired unless discernment is used and priorities are set. It behooves her/him to select one or two wands from the pile and lead with it/those and bundle the rest.
The spotlight is moving toward the King of Cups, mastery in the area of feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities. It is very possible that this is C.V.’s desired goal. The king easily rides the ups and downs of the watery realm, remaining balanced, steady, and in charge. Although others acknowledge the superiority of this king’s position, (s)he is sometimes accused of being unfeeling, simply because (s)he does not buy into or indulge in any overreactions that others are prone to. This king is supremely aware of the entire spectrum of possibilities but remains calm and centered in any situation.
The summary card is the four of cups that says C.V. is temporarily ignoring or turning down an opportunity, protecting her/his heart so as not to be hurt “again.” C.V. needs to be reassured that (s)he always has the right to change her/his mind, and it is worth exploring the opportunity that is presenting itself. Once again, (s)he is being told that the time for remaining inactive is over.
Please accept the cup that is being offered, try it out, and know that if it turns out not to be what you want, you can put it down and choose another cup instead. Go for it, C.V..
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