E.C. has submitted the above cards for interpretation. 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 a clarifier. Since two out of the first three cards are cups, it is safe to say this reading is focused on feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities.
The spotlight has been on the two of wands, a card of choice(s). This card indicates that E.C. has reached a place in her/his life where it is time to choose whether to continue on a safe, sure, practical path (as represented by the globe) or to allow her/his skills, talents, and spirit to lead her/him along the next steps in this life’s journey. The background of the card and the clothing worn by the figure representing the seeker both indicate that E.C. has reached a comfortable status and lifestyle. It is the second wand to the right and rear of the central figure that suggests allowing the areas associated with the suit of wands, the skills, talents, and spirit to take the lead in this instance. E.C. is being encouraged to take up the second wand as well as the first and put the globe aside.
The spotlight is now on the Ace of Cups, a triumph of being. People enjoy being around E.C. and almost always feel better when they spend time with her/him. It isn’t because of anything specific that E.C. says or does; it’s simply because of who (s)he is. Her/his presence showers blessings into other people’s lives.
The spotlight is moving toward the King of Cups, which re-affirms E.C.’s mastery of feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities. (S)he is able to ride the ups and downs of the emotional realm and maintain her/his balance.
The summary card is the Star, often seen as a card of hope. As an eight, it is a card of alignment, manifestation, and flow. It reassures E.C. that (s)he is capable of seeing and being part of a larger picture, able to claim a place in more than a single medium, returning source to source, and turning source into resource. This is a card of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-assurance. As a summary card, it tells E.C. that the choice/answer to the question of “What’s next?” shown in the first card is a sure thing because of the qualities (s)he has backing and supporting it.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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