N.Y. 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 are cups, it is safe to say this reading focuses on feelings, emotions, relationships and psychic abilities.
The spotlight has been on the page of cups, the beginning of a new relationship. This may either be a relationship with another individual (or group of people) or with parts of yourself, N.Y., that you are just discovering and/or bringing into focus. The message of the card is that you are on solid ground, you are centered and well-balanced, and you are poised to deal effectively with whatever emerges from the cup you are holding.
The spotlight is now on the eight of wands, one of the “timing” cards in the tarot deck. Its message is that the skills and talents you launched a while ago, aiming for the next highest level, are about to land. Wisdom dictates that you be ready to “hit the ground running” when this happens, so handle any minor details that you are able to in advance.
The spotlight is moving toward the four of cups, your tendency to guard against getting hurt by ignoring and/or turning down opportunities that are being offered. This card is encouraging you to discontinue the patterns of the past and take a risk, a chance, on the expansion possible in the new reality. Remember, you always have the right to change your mind, and playing it “safe” has slowed you down considerably.
The summary card is the queen of pentacles, which emphasizes that your next logical step is to end the period of contemplation and “get out there and do it.” The world needs what you have to offer, and you are ready to emerge into mastery.
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