H.S. 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. In this reading, there are two sets of two-or-more-of-a-kind, wands and ones. This means that the focus of this reading is on leading, controlling and directing skills and talents. It isn’t until we get to the summary card that we see two members of the Major Arcana represented, which extends the influence of this reading beyond H.S.’s everyday life and touches her/his soul’s agenda. (Just a note of clarification–these are “mini-readings,” so the requirement of three-or-more-of-a-kind that rules a Celtic Cross reading has been modified to fit these patterns. The mini-readings are just as valid as the longer readings.)
The spotlight has been on the Magician, the epitome of the channeler who can bring energies from other realms into being in this world. (S)he has all the tools representing the four suits on the table and available for her/his use. The advice of the card is to use some discernment and choose the best and most appropriate tool to get the job done. H.S. possesses the ability to make things appear and disappear as if by magic, and making wise use of the tools available can enhance the experience.
The spotlight has moved onto H.S.’s feeling overwhelmed by the many talents (s)he owns. There are SO many things that (s)he does and does well. Again, discernment is the focus, and the advice of the card is to choose only one or two of those skills and talents to lead with while the rest are bundled and carried in reserve. Perspective is extended and clarified while progress is improved.
The spotlight is moving toward the two of wands; in order to take the next logical steps, a choice must be made. H.S. has a firm grip on both the safe, sure, and practical (represented by the earth) and her/his skills and talents (represented by the wands). Clearly, the advice of the second card has been followed, and now it’s time to take a risk and bet on her/himself by allowing the areas ruled by the wands to take precedence.
The summary card is the Star, a card of alignment and manifesting. The central figure has a foot in two realms (earth and water) and is returning source to source as well as turning source into resource. This is often called a card of meditation where connecting with a higher consciousness promotes a healthy perspective as to one’s place and function. The pattern in the background of the card is clearly one piece of a much larger puzzle. This card urges H.S. to see the larger picture and secure her/his place in it as an uplifter, a guide, a star.
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