W.W. 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 (Hierophant and Empress) are members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on W.W.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime rather than on her/his everyday life.
The spotlight has been on the queen of pentacles, a card of contemplation, hesitation, and assessment. This card appears when the seeker has much to offer the world but hasn’t fully shared it yet. The advice of the card is to end the period of contemplation and hesitation and to just get up and do it, permit the full manifestation of what is valuable and important.
The spotlight is now on the Hierophant (called the Pope or High Priest in some decks). This card represents the gift of intuition, W.W., so it means you are highly intuitive. You are in touch with information that is not readily apparent to others. Like any other attribute, that which is exercised will grow, so learn to listen and rely on your intuition, and it will get stronger. Sometimes, in an effort to be helpful, you tell too much, so you are being asked to choose your words carefully and share only those that will be helpful to those whom you address. Notice the central figure’s right hand; you intend your words to be a blessing.
The spotlight is moving toward the Empress, a card of unlimited creativity. This is another gift you hold, W.W., which means you are constantly putting things together in new and different ways. You are fun to be with and have a great sense of humor. You don’t always stick around to make sure that what you’ve created gets nourished and nurtured, but you give birth to many new ideas.
The summary card is the World, sometimes called the graduation card. Based on the three cards that have led up to this, this is quite a statement. You have done all the necessary work and preparation and hold a diploma in each hand, which testifies that you’ve got what it takes. Now, you only have to decide where you are going to take it. The pictures in the four corners of the card are the representatives of the fixed signs of the zodiac; the fixed quality refers to management. This card, as the third member of the Major Arcana and the second three (21=2+1=3) in the reading, highlights the expression of your valuable gifts. Go for it, W.W.!
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