F.S. 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 both threes and knights, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on the role one plays along the path to mastery, a chance to assess one’s progress and formulate a plan for continuing the journey.
The spotlight has been on the knight of pentacles, allowing the light of one’s values to illuminate the path ahead. F.S. has a reputation for being an uplifter, one who helps people help themselves and then moves on. (S)he doesn’t stop to glory in having helped or to feed her/his ego with the thanks of others, but (s)he does wonder if “that’s all there is.” This card appears to reassure F.S. that there is much more to the journey and her/his life is much more than the temporary circumstances that surround her/him at this time. (S)he is more than the job, the relationship, the environment, and/or the present reality. By allowing the values embodied in the pentacle to light the way, (s)he is promised a rich and fulfilling experience that is nowhere near its conclusion.
The spotlight is now on the ace of wands, a triumph of leading one’s own life. This is further confirmation of the information contained in the first card; F.S. has reaffirmed her/his power to make and carry out plans that (s)he has chosen, opting for an internal locus of control rather than an external one. Remember that being “responsible” means being able to respond.
The spotlight is moving toward the knight of swords, a tendency to scatter one’s energies. F.S. must guard against this knee-jerk reaction to put all her/his energy into covering each and every base on her/his own and being convinced that the job is hers/his in the first place. It looks like it’s time for a strategic plan or two that will focus on dealing with a perceived challenge. Wisdom dictates slowing down a bit and appraising the situation, getting a healthy perspective on what’s happening before engaging in action and/or battle as the case may be.
The summary card is the five of pentacles, which seems to indicate that F.S. is dealing with a potentially debilitating experience that could make her/him feel helpless and hopeless. Based on the first three cards, it may have to do with the perceptions/opinions/judgments of others. If F.S. will go within rather than go without, resource is always available, and (s)he can continue along her/his chosen path without sacrificing her/his integrity. Keep your eyes on the goal, F.S., and stop running around like crazy trying to please other people. You need not feel sorry for yourself; the good stuff vastly outweighs the negative.
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