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READING FOR MONDAY, 22 MAY, YEAR 17 AQ.
Here is my three-card reading for Monday the Twenty-Second of May, Year 17 Aq. I am using the Tarot of Hekate. The three cards I have drawn are the Prince of Pentacles, the Nine of Cups, and the Four of Wands.
PRINCE OF PENTACLES
The Prince of Pentacles represents the element of Earth influenced by Air. Earth represents being steady, patient, and well grounded. Air represents ideas and intellect. Together these indicate a slow and steady mind that takes its time to learn fully and understand completely all that it encounters –and never takes action without due preparation and laying a secure groundwork. The Prince of Pentacles represents slow but steady growth. This card tells us that our situations are developing slowly but surely, and that patience and time are needed to allow things to come to fruition.
NINE OF CUPS
Ruled by Number Nine, this card represents the element of Water in its greatest strength. Water is reflective and fluid by nature, shaping itself to whatever it encounters. Though we are rarely aware of it, the outer physical world shapes itself to the inner spiritual world in much the same way. With this card our physical circumstances will shape themselves to whatever we focus on –so we must be careful to focus on what we truly desire. This card is both the best card and the worst card in the deck at the same time. It is called “The Wish Card” and it indicates that whatever it is we are wishing for, we will get. Obviously therefore, it is important for us to be clear on what we are wishing for. Important, too, to remember that this does not mean only what we consciously wish for but rather whatever it is we are placing our focus on. With this card it is important to focus on what we desire, not on what we fear or what we think limits us –because whatever we focus on will manifest.
FOUR OF WANDS
Ruled by Number Four, this card represents the element of Fire at its most stable. A stable fire burns brightly, gives much warmth, and attracts much attention. This is a card of success, celebration, and celebrity. Achievement, accomplishment of a goal, getting what you have wanted and worked for: happiness, celebration, exultation in your success. Being exceedingly pleased with having successfully completed your desire.