R.S. 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 then drawn as a summary or clarifier. Since two of the first three cards are members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that this reading is about R.S.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime and has far-reaching influence. Even though all readings are for “now,” the emphasis shifts. The spotlight has been on the Empress, a card that speaks of the gift of unlimited creativity. R.S. has always been able to put things together in new and unusual ways and has taken that ability for granted. (S)he is often surprised that others cannot do the same thing and/or that others are somewhat in awe of that ability. This gift usually comes with a quick wit and a good sense of humor.
The spotlight is now on Judgement, the false perception that a choice must be made between helping oneself and helping others. R.S. is needlessly concerned; there is no choice to be made. Any plan of action that R.S. engages in will benefit both her/himself and the rest of the world. It’s like the truism that if one is willing and able to take responsibility for oneself, (s)he has done a service to humanity by not leaving her/his “stuff” around for anyone else to have to clean up. The greater good is always served by actions that are in the best and highest, whether they are originally intended for the benefit of one or many.
The spotlight is moving toward the eight of cups, which has been the foundation for many a reading. R.S. tends to take things too personally and has perfectionist tendencies. (S)he is dissatisfied with “what is” and has gone in search of one more cup to balance the perceived gap in what has been built. By focusing on what is missing, R.S. has energized a vibration of “lack” rather than joy and contentment. Just as “thank you” always means “keep it coming,” being happy with what you’ve got always allows more of it to flow.
The summary card is the seven of cups, often referred to as “the wish card.” R.S. has arrived at a crossroads in her/his life where (s)he can have whatever (s)he wishes. The only mistake would be to go into overwhelm and not choose SOMETHING. These choices are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and one is not intrinsically “better” than another. Based on the interpretation of the first three cards, R.S. has much for which to be grateful. That attitude of gratitude seems to be the key toward further advancement. If R.S. can continue to find a way to be truly happy with who (s)he is and what (s)he has, more of the “good stuff” is sure to come her/his way.