B.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 clarifier. Since there are not two of a kind or more (numbers and/or suits) in the first three cards, it is safe to say that this is a general reading that focuses on B.E.’s present existence. The absence of swords does hint that conflict is not present at this time.
The spotlight has been on the eight of pentacles, a card that urges B.E. to do her/his own thing, not necessarily rely on others, and let the quality of her/his work speak for itself. This is the card of the sole-practitioner, independent contractor, and/or artist who is in business for her/himself. The suggestion is conveyed that if there is any part of B.E.’s work that (s)he is not particularly fully enthusiastic about, that (s)he acknowledge it but not put it on display.
The spotlight is now on the ten of cups, the need to use discernment as to whom B.E. considers “family” and would therefore be entitled to share in the intimate details and rewards of her/his work. Clearly, B.E. has been successful up to this point, and (s)he is being urged to exercise a bit of caution and choose a somewhat conservative path in celebrating the fruits of her/his labors.
The spotlight is moving toward the nine of wands, a card of wisdom and higher understanding. B.E. is multi-talented but has a tendency to rely heavily on one particular set of skills and talents, ignoring the others (s)he possesses. (S)he has suffered some injuries because of this. This card appears to suggest that not putting “all her/his eggs in one basket” is a preferable path. It implies that B.E.’s default behavior is not serving her/him well and needs to be enhanced and/or replaced by one or more of her/his other choices.
The Wheel of Fortune is the summary card, and it certainly speaks to handling and/or managing life in a manner to profit from it. The wheel contains the agenda items B.E.’s soul has selected for this lifetime, lessons that (s)he wanted to learn and master. Until B.E. can identify and understand the pattern, it will remain on the wheel and (s)he will continue to encounter it. Once the pattern is understood, B.E. can mark it “completed” and remove it from the wheel, so (s)he doesn’t keep running into it over and over again.
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