H.P. 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 cards are knights, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on H.P.’s self-definition, self-expression, and the way (s)he proceeds on the journey to mastery.
The spotlight has been on the knight of cups, an indication of perfectionist tendencies. H.P. has been moving along her/his chosen path slowly and carefully in an effort to avoid mistakes. This card usually appears when there is extraordinary caution being exercised, and there is a need for control, and an excessive fear of error. The knights represent an “adolescent” stage of energy, enthusiasm, and experimentation, and this knight is being told to loosen up and move ahead more quickly, knowing that making mistakes is a vital part of the definition of what it means to be human. If (s)he is worried that the contents of the cup might spill, resource is always at hand.
The spotlight is now on the knight of pentacles, who also explores boundaries and self-definition. (S)he is at the critical juncture of separating from allowing the situation and/or environment to determine who (s)he is. This knight has stopped briefly on the journey to mastery asking ,”Is that all there is?” The answer is a resounding “NO!” H.P. is not defined by the job, the role, the circumstances, the environment in which (s)he finds her/himself. This realization allows her/him to continue the journey carrying the values (s)he represents into all future encounters.
The spotlight is moving toward the seven of swords, disarming the enemy and reducing the level of conflict. This is done by figuring out what needs to be taken care of immediately, what can be done later, and what can temporarily be ignored. By “chunking it down,” the challenges are seen as less than overwhelming.
The summary card is the two of swords, the fear that something that happened a long time ago is going to come back again. Again, this is an over-reaction to what is, a defensive position so that H.P. will not be hurt again. The advice of the card is to put down at least one of the swords, remove the blindfold, see what the reality is, and remain able to move. This is a reading of reassurance that H.P. is in her/his way to mastery and will find the path easier if (s)he lightens up and keeps her/his eye on the goal.
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