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READING FOR SATURDAY, 20 MAY, YEAR 17 AQ.
ACE OF CUPS
Ruled by the Number One, this card represents the essential nature of Water: A fluid, Water is happiest when it can flow free following its fancy and shaping itself to whatever it encounters. Water represents the emotions, which also desire to flow free and which naturally shape themselves to all that they encounter. This card represents the joy of free-flowing happiness and the pleasure of following our own heart. Happiness, pleasure, emotional satisfaction -sometimes romance. The Ace of Cups symbolizes all positive emotions and positive emotional relationships, and when it appears in a reading it indicates a happy and positive situation.
SIX OF PENTACLES
Ruled by Number Six, this card represents the element of Earth given a Gift of Fate. Earth nurtures the seed that the plant may grow: this card represents receiving that nurturing, being helped, aided, cared for by another. The Six of Pentacles represents receiving help from another, especially unexpected help.
The Hermit represents the pursuit of knowledge, truth, and inner growth. The Hermit is the unquenchable thirst for life and expansion which powers existence. The Hermit seeks the answers to all questions, the mastery of all arts, the enjoyment of all experiences. Rejecting all imposed boundaries and limitations, the Hermit seeks not only to know all things but to be one with all things –nothing less can answer the insatiable hunger within. The Hermit advises self-reliance. When this card appears it means that we have all of the knowledge and ability needed to handle the situation at hand, and do not need outside help or advice –indeed, we are better off without outside help or advice since our own understanding of the situation and how to deal with it is superior to any outside view. Others may not know as much, understand as deeply, or may even misunderstand the situation. Consequently, in this situation we should rely upon their own unique perspective, and trust it.