3-Card Reading for M.H.

Six of Pentacles   Six of Cups   Three of Wands                                             Judgement

M.H. has submitted the above three 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 sixes, it is safe to say this reading focuses on service and healing.

The spotlight has been on the six of pentacles, a card that addresses the act of giving and emphasizes that taking care of oneself FIRST must be a prerequisite to giving to others.  If your own needs are not met and you try to give, there is an unconscious resentment that accompanies the giving.  If you give to yourself first, then you can help others with grace and ease because the giving comes from the overflow.  The scale in the picture represents M.H.’s desire to be fair and just, and (s)he is able to see beneath the surface and give appropriately.

The spotlight is moving onto the six of cups, healing the blockages that are slowing down and/or stopping the flow of love in a relationship.  Notice the glove on the hand of the smaller figure.  Even though love is all around, and relationships are thriving, flowering, and full of life, the smaller figure is reluctant to accept what is being offered.  This card frequently appears when the seeker feels (s)he is unlovable and/or unworthy of participating in a loving relationship.  The retreating figure in the gray background implies that this relationship may not be sanctioned by the status quo, but the message is clear:  It’s time to take the gloves off and participate fully in what is being offered.

The spotlight is moving toward the three of wands, where the seeker stands alone on a promontory watching her/his recently completed project and/or undertaking sail away.  Her/his hand is firmly holding the wand (skill or talents) used to complete this effort, and there are two more wands available in the background.  M.H. has hopes and wishes for a recently launched project/effort but no longer has direct control of it.  (S)he is being encouraged at this time to bring into play some of the skills and talents (s)he also has available instead of reaching only for the recently used one(s).

The summary card is Judgement, a twenty, choices and relationships seen from a greater perspective.  This card appears to reinforce the idea that the perceived choice of helping others vs. helping oneself is a false choice because one cannot be done without the other.  This is strong encouragement for M.H. to help her/himself and know (s)he is worthy and deserving of the investment in self and that (s)he has more going for her/himself than (s)he is aware of at this moment.

Does this make sense?  I hope it was helpful.  For more on using tarot for insight and information, please see http://www.tarotforalltome.com  Thank you.

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