F.M. has requested an interpretation of the above cards that were drawn according to the protocol of silently completing the sentence, “Please give me insight into __________.” F.M. has not told me what (s)he has put into the blank space. 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. It is only when we include the summary card that we have two-or-more of the same number, suit, or Major Arcana. This is significant, however, because it means that this mini-reading is connected to F.M.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime.
The spotlight has been on the five of cups, sorrow for something now missing that used to be in F.M.’s life. This can be anything from finding out you are allergic to one of your favorite foods and can no longer enjoy it, up to and including the death of a loved one. In any case, the advice of the card is the same: be gentle with yourself and acknowledge what is missing, but also be aware that resource is always at hand. It is imperative that you not continue to focus on what’s missing but recognize and appreciate what you still have. In other words, turn your focus to the two cups that are still standing.
The spotlight is now on the seven of pentacles, nostalgia for the “good old days” when life was easier, happier, simpler, etc. This is, indeed, more solid proof of what we found in the first card. Again, the focus is on the past and the achievements and the good feelings that once were, and the advice of the card is similar, be here now. Whatever you did in the past to help produce that flourishing growth you are looking at now, you are perfectly capable of applying to the issue/new growth at your feet. Focus your energies on “what is” rather than on “what was.”
The spotlight is moving toward the World, the final member of the Major Arcana, sometimes called the Graduation card. There you are with a diploma in each hand, symbols of your abilities and accomplishments. The fixed astrological signs in each corner of the card speak to the issue of management. You’ve got what it takes; now, you need to decide where you are going to take it.
The summary card is Justice, another member of the Major Arcana. This card removes any sense of urgency with which you have been beating up on yourself, for it says that there is more going on here than you can possibly understand at this time. Its message circles around to the first card in this reading that tells you to be gentle with yourself and allow time for healing. Now, you are being told to wait patiently for the issue to present itself to you; this is accompanied by the promise that justice will be done. Take a breath, F.M.; it will all become clear when the timing is right.
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful. For more information about using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com and consider purchasing the book Tarot for All Time, available in paperback, e-book, and downloadable PDF format. Thank you.
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