F.J. 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 our of the first three are members of the Major Arcana, it is safe to say that this reading focuses on F.J.’s soul’s agenda for this lifetime. It isn’t until the fourth card is drawn that we have two cups as well; this is also evidence that this reading concerns feelings, emotions, relationships, and psychic abilities.
The spotlight has been on Temperance, the affirmation that the worst is behind you. This card refers to tempering, the process by which steel is made. Iron for strength and tin for flexibility are blended together in extreme heat to form a metal that contains both qualities. Your Higher Self, F.J., has put you through some mighty hot fires in order to make you both strong and flexible, and you have survived. The good news is that it will never be “that bad” again.
The spotlight is now on the Chariot, the need to abandon the vehicle that has brought you to this point. In other words, it’s time to change the way you approach your future. That which you used to rely on has stopped working, and you are feeling stuck. It is time to acknowledge and thank whomever and whatever has carried you so far and find a new method, process, and/or paradigm for the next phase of the journey.
The spotlight is moving toward the nine of cups, wisdom and higher understanding of your feelings, relationships, and psychic abilities. You have accumulated a veritable treasure of cups and their contents, but they are sitting on the shelf at this time. It is time to activate one or more of them and allow it/them to lead you. This usually involves giving of yourself and your gifts in a new way.
The summary card is the knight of cups, and because of its position in this reading, it becomes the challenge for you at this time. You have an extremely intense fear of making a mistake and are, therefore, proceeding at a snail’s pace to keep the contents of the cup intact. Your progress has been impeded (emphasized by the Chariot and the nine of cups) and it’s time to switch gears and step up the pace. Remember that resource is always at hand, and there is truth is the old saying, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” Go for it, F.J..
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