R.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 are swords, it is safe to say that this is a reading that focuses on resolving conflict. Also, there are two tens, so this is a reading that strongly recommends using discernment in the situation that the reading addresses.
The spotlight has been on the three of swords, heartache from the past. This card can manifest on all levels from the unconscious to the in-your-face ever-present challenge. The discomfort that R.W. is experiencing is based on hurtful things that happened in the distant past. We know this because the heart has absorbed much of the pain, the ends of the swords are blunted, and the heart is no longer bleeding. These swords must be removed carefully and they must be removed at this time so R.W. is not living as one of the walking wounded. The ideal way to do this is to address each one individually, ask Creator and/or Source to acknowledge each one, clear any misunderstandings as to how and/or why it/they happened, keep any wisdom gained from the experience(s), and let go of the rest. Ask Creator to heal any space(s) created by the wounds.
The spotlight is now on the ten of wands, the need to use discernment and prioritize the skills and talents that R.W. will present in the current situation. (S)he is a multi-talented individual, and at this moment in time, (s)he is attempting to move forward, almost hiding behind all the things (s)he does well. It would be a far better plan to choose one or two of these wands to present up front and bundle the rest to be used in reserve, so that progress is not impeded.
The spotlight is moving toward the ten of swords. This is another card of discernment. Notice the position of the central figure’s right hand. (S)he walked into a situation to bring it a blessing; however, (s)he neglected to discern whether the situation needed and/or wanted the blessing that was brought. The swords are the conflict (s)he encountered, and although the red color in the card is not blood (it’s her/his cloak), (s)he is stunned and temporarily laid low. R.W. is being cautioned that BEFORE (s)he gives of her/his time, money, advice, etc., (s)he is to make sure that this gift will be received in the spirit with which it is offered, or (s)he is to pick up her/his toys and go play somewhere else. The wisdom of not casting pearls before swine has nothing to do with the swine being dirty animals; swine can’t use pearls.
The summary card is the Fool, a leap of faith. R.W. is being asked to take the next step forward, even though it means going over the cliff. It is only when the Fool steps off the edge, off the beaten path, that the sleeves of her/his garment turn into wings and (s)he soars. When this card appears, it means that all the internal and external conditions have been met that support success; all that is required is for the seeker to consciously commit to that first step. The first three cards in the reading point out possible glitches that need to be addressed and overcome so that this glorious summary can become reality. Good luck, R.W..
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