C.R. 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 there are no two-of-a-kind in the first group of three, it isn’t until we reach the summary that the emphasis shifts decidedly into the concept of triumph.
The spotlight has been on the ace of wands, the triumph of taking back the power to lead one’s own life. Usually, this card appears when one has been somewhat distracted and has allowed a situation and/or the needs/wishes of others to assume top priority. This is a glorious return to taking charge of and responsibility for leading one’s own life based on the discernment of what’s best for the individual involved. Good for you, C.R.. Notice the blessings that result from this action, represented by the droplets that fall all around as a direct consequence of this.
The spotlight is now on the Devil, the temptation to slip back into the bad habits and give away one’s power to something or someone else. The chains around the necks of the individuals pictured are loose enough that they can be lifted easily allowing escape. As a 15, the Devil is a card of service and healing (15=1+5=6), This means that the outcome of this situation can be positive, C.R., if you will recognize it for what it is and take the steps necessary to free yourself.
The spotlight is moving toward the knight of swords, a tendency to scatter one’s energies. This card frequently appears when one has mistakenly taken on responsibilities that are not hers/his alone and has opted for action that will soon exhaust whatever resources (s)he has. It is far wiser to pull back, plan some strategies, and conserve one’s energy to deal with the situation at hand.
The summary card is the ace of cups, a triumph of serving as an endless resource of emotional support and encouragement. This card appears when the seeker’s influence is felt by any who come into contact with her/him. People usually are drawn to this person because they always feel good when they spend time with her/him. It isn’t because of anything special that this person says or does; it’s simply because of who they are that brings out the best in others. It would seem that this is an amazing opportunity for you, C.R., if you can avoid the pitfalls of the Devil and knight of swords. Good luck.
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