I.G. 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 two out of the first three are swords, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on overcoming conflict.
The spotlight has been on the Page of Swords, sometimes called the “testing card,” the beginning of the journey to mastery. This card appears when the seeker has chosen a particular path or project, and the universe has sent a type of choice, challenge, and/or obstacle just to make sure the seeker’s motivation and commitment are genuine. If I.G. is sure that (s)he wants to be whomever (s)he says (s)he intends to be and do whatever (s)he says (s)he intends to do, this is just something (s)he must get through to be able to accomplish that goal.
The spotlight is now on the ace of cups, a triumph of serving as a blessing to anyone and everyone who interacts with I.G.. This is a card that speaks of I.G.’s positive influence that radiates from her/his presence, a nourishing influence that affects and inspires all those around her/him. People usually just feel better after spending time with I.G.
The spotlight is moving toward the eight of swords, the helpless/hopeless card. In this reading, this card comes as a caution not to buy into the conflict and not to allow any doubt and/or negativity to feed on the available energy. If I.G. feels that (s)he is on shaky ground and has no choices, this card comes to remind her/him to reclaim her/his power, shrug off the restraints, remove the blindfold, and see what the truth of the situation is. It’s time to climb to higher ground and view the situation in a broader perspective rather than get bogged down by the tiny details.
The summary card is Judgement, which is a reminder to I.G. that (s)he needs to listen to her/his inner being, higher self, soul’s voice, or whatever (s)he calls the connection between her/his consciousness and the higher dimensions. (S)he must monitor her/his feelings as indicators of how consistent her/his behavior is with what is the highest and best. This card frequently appears to remind the seeker that the physical and non-physical realms are inter-connected. The angel (messenger) sounds the horn, which produces a vibration that awakens, enlivens, and encompasses all who hear it. Please remember, I.G. that the word “responsible” means “able to respond.”
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