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READING FOR MONDAY, 8 MAY, YEAR 17 AQ.
Here is my three-card reading for Monday the Eighth of May, Year 17 Aq. I am using the Tarot of Hekate. The three cards I have drawn are the Seven of Swords, the Four of Swords, and the Nine of Wands.
SEVEN OF SWORDS
Ruled by the Number Seven, this card represents the element of Air facing obstacles. Air is mind and thought, and this card represents the ability of thought to overcome obstacles. By thinking things through and planning accordingly, obstacles can be overcome in ways that mere desire or even hard work could never accomplish. This card represents attempting to do something against the odds, an ambitious goal which looks as if it cannot be accomplished. In fact, it can be done, but will require a great deal of focus and hard work. Pursue it only if you are willing to work as hard as the situation shall require of you.
FOUR OF SWORDS
Ruled by the Number Four, this card represents the element of Air in a state of stability. Since Air is thought and thinking, this card indicates a period of introspection and self-examination –a time secluded from other interests or distractions in which we can look at ourselves. A time-out period, a space of inactivity and rest, reflection. This may be imposed by circumstances, and in any event is needed –time to think, to reflect, to prepare. Take this time to ready yourself before moving forward.
NINE OF WANDS
Ruled by the Number Nine, this card represents the element of Fire in its greatest skill. When fire is applied steadily over a long period it transforms without destroying, as in cooking or the firing of pottery. This card is all about slow but steady transformation, and the patience needed to allow that transformation to happen. Waiting. The time is not yet right to take action, patience is required, we must wait and bide our time. Nothing can be done to move the situation forward at this time. We must simply wait and allow things to unfold.