A.F. 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 members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on A.F.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime, so it influences and applies to more than a single situation, and it calls on A.F. to see the Bigger Picture.
The spotlight has been on the knight of cups, A.F.’s tendency to proceed very slowly and cautiously in order to avoid making a mistake. This decision to operate in such a manner has not only slowed her/him down, it has taken a toll on the enthusiasm (s)he once had for the quest itself. Just as the knights of old dedicated themselves and their efforts to a valued outcome, like finding the Holy Grail, so A.F. has chosen a goal/purpose in which (s)he has invested time, energy, and resources. There is a truism that states, “To be human is to make mistakes.” A.F. needs to lighten up and not take everything so seriously. Resource is always at hand, and if whatever is in the cup does spill, it can quickly be replenished.
The spotlight is now on the Wheel of Fortune, a reminder that we create our own reality. It’s as if just prior to incarnating, A.F. put together an agenda for this lifetime, listing the major experiences/lessons (s)he wished to master. (S)he left the list with the non-physical part of her/himself that remains in spirit throughout each lifetime. Items from the list were placed on the rotating wheel of time, so A.F would encounter them and learn how to master them. The inner being/higher self loves A.F. so much so that when A.F. fails to recognize and/or master a particular item, it’s as if the higher self says, “Don’t worry; I’ll create another opportunity for you.” This card, therefore, appears to alert A.F. that what’s going on now has happened before, and there is something to be learned/mastered in this situation. Once A.F. recognizes the pattern, (s)he can work to master it and cross it off the agenda, so it doesn’t keep coming around again and again.
The spotlight is moving toward Judgement, aligning the sub-conscious, the conscious, and the super-conscious so that everyone and everything resonates to the same vibration. This card frequently appears when the seeker is operating under the mistaken belief that (s)he must choose whether to help others or help her/himself. There is no choice. Work and play are not mutually exclusive. If A.F. is happy and enthusiastic about her/his path in life, others around her/him will be influenced positively as well.
The summary card is the Hermit, testimony to the wisdom and higher understanding that A.F. has achieved. the Hermit carries the light so that others may see the path and follow her/his example to the highest levels. The Hermit recognizes that (s)he is different from other people and, at times, may be lonely, but (s)he is an inspiration to others.
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