R.H. 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 of the first three cards are fives (King=14=1+4=5), it is safe to say that this reading focuses on freedom, choosing, and independence.
The spotlight has been on the Hierophant, sometimes called the High Priest. This card represents the Gift of Intuition, versatility, and choosing. R.H. clearly sees and knows more than is revealed on the surface yet must use discernment and discretion in how much to reveal to others. Sometimes in an effort to be helpful, (s)he reveals too much. The advice of the card is to trust your intuition and guard your words, so they may be a blessing to yourself and others. That which is exercised will grow stronger, so learn to rely on your intuition.
The spotlight is now on the king of wands, mastery of the skills and talents. R.H., you are at the top of your game and many people look up to you and ask for your help. You are really good at what you do, and you are not ego-centered but willing to share the top spot with others. Stay grounded and rule with compassion and generosity; there is nothing you can’t handle.
The spotlight is moving toward the page of swords, the testing card. This is a card that signals a commitment has been made to follow the road to mastery, and now the universe will ask you,R.H., “Are you sure you want to do this?” There is temptation here to abandon the chosen path, but if you want to be who you say you are and do what you say you want to do, this temptation/challenge/test or whatever you want to call it is just something you have to get through. Don’t fight it; a polite “no thanks” will be sufficient.
The summary card is the queen of wands, the last moment of hesitation before the full manifestation of mastery is realized. It is highly significant that this card appears after the King of Wands. You’ve already been told that you are a master of skills and talents, R.H., so it is important not to allow the opinions and/or judgments of others to diminish your confidence or influence your actions. It is time to move from in back of the shield, represented by the cat, plant your wand on the earth as you see in the king of wands card, and assume the mantle of mastery.
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