C.D. 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 twos, it is safe to say that this reading is focused on choices, the knowledge we hold that guides us to see the unity behind the apparent polarities we encounter.
The spotlight has been on the ace of wands, the triumph of taking back the power to lead our own lives and the freedom to choose which one(s), how, when, and where to use our skills and talents. Just as the hand in the card is glowing, its presence tells C.D. that (s)he can and does shine. The droplets that fall from the wand are blessings that impact the lives of others as a direct result of C.D.’s “marching to her/his own drummer.” This is the supreme acknowledgement of an internal locus of control, where C.D. decides what’s good and right for her/himself and acts upon it.
The spotlight is now on the two of pentacles, the “yes,but” card. C.D. has been trying to decide which of two perceived different values (s)he wishes to pursue. Anytime the word “but” is used between two sentences, it limits and/or negates whatever has just been stated. The trick to dealing with this issue is to allow a reality where both possibilities co-exist by changing the word “but” to the word “and.” I remember confounding a telemarketer once by saying, “I believe in your cause, AND I’m not going to give you any money.” Using “and” allows C.D. to stop dancing and it de-escalates the level of frustration that may be present in the situation.
The spotlight is moving toward the two of wands, a choice between choosing the safe, sure, practical earth-centered path or allowing the expansion of one’s skills and talents. The advice of the card is in favor of the latter because it shows that C.D. has more going for her/him than (s)he has in hand. There are even more skills and talents available as soon as the choice is made and the “earthly” considerations are temporarily set aside. It may seem a little risky to rely on your abilities, C.D.; however, wisdom dictates that it’s time to go for it.
The summary card is the four of pentacles, which addresses the issue of risk, and points out that C.D. has a tendency to value things outside her/himself. Only when (s)he realizes how very valuable (S)HE is and the fact that (s)he can always depend on her/himself can (s)he climb down from the risky heights and free up her/his ability to move freely. Good luck!
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