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4 of Pentacles – wanting to possess – keeping what you have, hanging on to someone, being greedy, saving; maintaining control – wanting to be in charge, insisting on your own way, setting limits and rules; blocking change – maintaining the status quo, wanting everything to stay the same, obstructing new developments
The Fool – beginning – entering a new phase, expanding horizons, beginning an adventure, heading into the unknown; being spontaneous – letting go of expectations, acting on impulse, surprising someone; having faith – staying open, feeling protected and loved, recapturing innocence; embracing folly – taking the ‘foolish’ path, being true to yourself, trusting your heart’s desire
2 of Pentacles – juggling – keeping everything in balance, having a lot of irons in the fire, getting people to work together; being flexible – feeling free to try new approaches, seeing the possibilities, changing directions easily; having fun – taking time to play, seeing the humour in the situation, feeling in high spirits
8 of Pentacles – showing diligence – making an effort, applying yourself totally, producing steady results; increasing knowledge – taking a course, receiving training, finding out the facts; paying attention to detail – getting down to the nitty-gritty, checking and rechecking, approaching a task methodically
2 of Swords – blocking emotions – denying true feelings, hiding distress, being defensive; avoiding the truth – pretending everything’s fine, closing your eyes to what’s going on, choosing not to know; being at a stalemate – being unwilling to rock the boat, staying stuck, refusing to decide
3 of Swords – feeling heartbreak – hurting inside, getting some unsettling news, receiving little solace; feeling lonely – being separated, being spurned or rejected, being deserted in time of need; experiencing betrayal – getting stabbed in the back, letting someone down, finding your trust misplaced
5 of Swords – acting in your own self-interest – setting aside the concerns of others, thinking of your own needs, knowing you must concentrate on yourself; experiencing discord – choosing to battle, creating ill will, feeling people are set against each other; witnessing open dishonour – losing your moral compass, sacrificing integrity, knowing of criminal activity
9 of Wands – defending yourself – expecting the worst, being paranoid, remembering past attacks; persevering – refusing to take ‘no’ for an answer, getting knocked down then standing up, trying repeatedly; showing stamina – continuing despite fatigue, holding together through force of will, demonstrating physical strength
Knight of Pentacles – unwavering/stubborn – not quitting/digging into a position, staying fixed to a chosen course/refusing to listen to reason; cautious/unadventurous – being prudent and careful/being afraid of taking risks; thorough/obsessive – being meticulous/being too picky; realistic/pessimistic – facing the truth/thinking others are dreamers; hard-working/grinding – being tireless and unflagging/forgetting that life should be fun
King of Cups – being wise – giving good advice, understanding many levels of experience; being calm – keeping your head in a crisis, never seeming nervous or tense; being diplomatic – balancing the needs of many people, being able to diffuse a tense situation; being caring – feeling compassion for the less fortunate, doing volunteer and charity work; being tolerant – allowing others their freedom, being patient in trying circumstances
The World – integrating – experiencing wholness, combining, working in unison; accomplishing – realising your goals, seeing dreams come true, finding a beautiful solution; becoming involved – rendering a service, using a gift or talent, sharing what you have; feeling fulfilled – savouring the present, taking pleasure in life, enjoying peace of mind, counting your blessings
The High Priestess – staying non-active – allowing events to proceed without intervention, being receptive to influence, being passive; accessing the unconscious – seeking guidance from within, opening to dreams and the imagination, trusting your inner voice; seeing the potential – understanding the possibilities, seeing your hidden talents, letting what is there flower; sensing the mystery – opening to the unknown, seeking what is concealed, looking beyond the obvious
For previous readings, see Notes by Nectar.