J.C. 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 members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on J.C.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime rather than on her/his everyday life.
The spotlight has been on the two of cups, sometimes called the Friendship Card. This card holds the promise that the full cup offered in relationships will be met with an equal and full cup by its recipient. This may be anyone, regardless of age, sex, position, etc.. J.C., this card says that because you invest all of who you are in the partnerships in which you participate, you are entitled to expect a similar, full commitment from others. Here, the ultimate definition of a healthy relationship is 100/100, not 50/50. This card is in your reading to assure you that these conditions exist and flourish in your life right now.
The spotlight is moving toward the Star, your ability to be aware of and part of the bigger picture. This card speaks of your self-confidence, self-love, and self-respect as well as your alignment with the different realms of existence. You are a guide to others as well as an enabler of the life-giving energy flows.
The spotlight is moving toward the Tower, a moment of enlightenment that completely knocks down what has been built up so that building may begin anew in a stronger, healthier direction. This is often a dramatic event, experienced as a loss and/or destruction of a position that held some power and/or status. As always, J.C., you have the choice to dwell on the loss or hold onto the wisdom gained from this experience and recognize the opportunity for new growth while letting go of the rest. Certainly, we vote for the latter.
The summary card is the Hermit, a card of wisdom and higher understanding. You have climbed the mountain, J.C., and have done so carrying the light so that others may follow in your footsteps if they so choose. The only drawback to this position is that it sometimes feels a little lonely and isolated at the top. When you look at the reading as a whole, you see reassurances that you are not alone even when you reach your goal. There is going to be a course-correction, which will put you even more solidly on the path. Good luck.
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