M.D. 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 members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that M.D.’s reading is focused on her/his soul’s agenda for this lifetime and is, therefore, addressing patterns and/or themes that have been present in her/his reality for some time.
The spotlight has been focused on the Hierophant, sometimes called the High Priest. This card speaks to M.D.’s serving as a conduit between the sacred and the profane, between the hidden/occult and the observable/apparent, between the inner knowing and the outward expression. M.D. has been given the Gift of Intuition and must pick and choose the scope and content of what (s)he shares with others in order to support the highest potentials of growth and existence. Sometimes, in an effort to be open and helpful, (s)he tells too much.
The spotlight is now on Strength, the need for alignment and attunement in order for energy to flow unimpeded. This card speaks to M.D.’s tendency to want to move ahead too quickly before all the parts are in place. This is frequently a response to the frustration of feeling something is expected of you (either self-expectation or that which comes from others and/or a job description). Patience may not be M.D.’s long suit. However, only when there is resonance, harmony, and a vibrational match can there be flow and strength.
The spotlight is moving toward the three of wands, a card that shows M.D. at a moment when (s)he has completed some project, some endeavor, some assignment and has given that accomplishment life of its own and freedom to continue to grow and function independently. M.D. has developed new skills and talents in the process of launching this idea/project and now, although (s)he has hopes and wishes for it, must acknowledge (s)he no longer has direct control over it. The advice of the card is to look to the new skills/talents/abilities (s)he has developed and to make use of one or more of them instead of reaching for the same old tools (s)he has always employed.
The summary card is the Chariot, which exactly fits the scenario. M.D. is being told to abandon the vehicle that no longer serves the highest purpose and invest her/his efforts in a new direction. The themes of guidance and control are consistent with the rest of the reading, and, as usual, the tarot is encouraging and self-affirming. Yes, you can.
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