E.J. has requested an interpretation of the above cards. 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 a clarifier. Since two out of the first three are pages, and there are also two swords in the first group, it is safe to say that this mini-reading focuses on the beginning stages of mastery over conflict.
The spotlight has been on E.J.’s tendency to scatter her/his energies, buy into conflicts that may or may not be hers/his to begin with, and end up exhausted in the process. The advice of the card is to pull back, re-assess the situation, figure out if it really is yours to deal with all by yourself, and plan some strategy. This may require you to set some clear boundaries and communicate them to others so that nobody else can tell you for what you are or are not responsible.
The spotlight is now on your being at the beginning of a new relationship, either with another individual and/or group or with a part of yourself that you have recently uncovered and/or activated. You may even have made taking care of yourself first your top priority. In any case, your feet are on solid ground, and you are in a calm, steady place where you are open and can deal with whatever happens next. You’re on your way.
The spotlight is moving toward the page of swords, the testing card. Please be aware that your decision to honor yourself, your boundaries, and your self-definition may be challenged in the near future by someone and/or something that will tempt you back into the old patterns. Stay strong and keep your resolutions about your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in alignment with what you have chosen, and you will succeed brilliantly. The static you are dealing with will disappear if you stay tuned to your highest good.
The summary card is the two of pentacles, which urges you to expand your reality so that it includes the values represented by BOTH pentacles. By replacing the word “but” with the word “and,” you can end the perceived conflict you have been experiencing. I may have already mentioned that I drive telemarketers crazy when I tell them, “I believe in your cause AND I will not give you any money.” There are some strong parallels between the first card and the summary in that both situations are the by-products of a narrower definition of reality that results in self-exhausting behavior. It’s time to relax and expand. Good luck, E.J..
Does this make sense? I hope it was helpful. For more information on using tarot cards for insight and guidance, please see http://www.tarotforalltime.com Thank you.
P.S. For those of you in the Eugene, OR area, please come visit me at the Metaphysical Empowerment Fair on February 3, 2018, at Unity of the Valley from 1:00-9:00 P.M. There will be 25 different readers offering a variety of skills and talents. I will be doing mini-readings (like those on this website), full readings, and autographing my book, Tarot for All Time.