T.E. 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 pentacles, it is safe to say that this reading is focused on values and priorities. Also, the first two cards are both fours, (Queen=13=4) so there is a an emphasis on building, structure/foundation, resources, and what T.E. needs in order to be stable, solid, and safe.
The spotlight has been on the Queen of Pentacles, a reassurance that what T.E. has to offer the world is of great value. This card shows up to announce that the time of hesitation and contemplation is over, and T.E. must move into action to take her/himself out into the flow of life and participate to a greater degree than (s)he has up to this point.
The spotlight is now on the four of swords, which highlights T.E.’s reluctance to follow that advice. (S)he must overcome a tendency to withdraw and avoid all possible conflict. The hesitancy seems tied to a misperception of her/his role in life. Most of us have been taught that it is more blessed to give than to receive, so we hesitate to engage in behaviors that may require the help of others because we don’t want to be seen as “takers” rather than “givers.” The truth of the matter is that nobody can give unless there is someone on the other end to receive and vice-versa. In order to fully participate in life, we must be willing to do both.
The spotlight is moving onto the Ace of Pentacles, a triumph of integrity. This card is absolute confirmation that T.E. is destined to be an inspiration to others if they are willing and able to interact with her/him. Again, this is offered as reassurance and motivation for T.E. to extend her/his participation in life to a greater degree than that which has been present for some time.
The summary card is the four of cups that tells T.E. (s)he is passing up an opportunity because (s)he doesn’t want to be hurt. The hand that comes out of the cloud holds a cup, so what is being offered is in the realm of feelings, relationships, and psychic abilities. T.E. is being invited to “just try it.” It may or may not work out, but T.E. will never know what’s possible unless (s)he gives it a chance. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful.
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