The first card and the last card of the reading really stuck out, but first the majority of cards. Almost all cards were extremely outgoing. My feelings about abundance were represented by The Emperor (Card 5); Six of Wands was the card for Work and Career (Card 6). I’ve pulled Three of Wands for my attitude of power (Card 3) and Strength for my ego-drive (Card 4). Furthermore, the King of Wands showed the manner I protect myself (Card 7). It could be the art of the deck -lots of statutes- but many cards showed a masculine, tough and firm energy. I am not used to think about myself that way.
Card 1, called “Awareness”, which demonstrated what to be aware off, was one of the two cards that stood out. It was Two of Swords. Also the card called “Health” (Card 8) stood out, that was the card that showed the area which was the most out of balance. Eight of Swords was the card I received in that position.
In the lay-out the first card, the awareness card, is at the bottom. It is as if the woman on the Two of Swords -which was in that position- is upholding all the cards with her swords, wearing a blindfold, not wanting to see what she is doing. It is as if I am afraid not to be up to my workload or if I do not dare to see my successes and the outward, masculine energy. The anxious lion whose crown almost falls from his head, accentuates this: “I am not going to make it”, he whimpers. Both themes (fear of workload/fear of success) come back at the “Health” position, which was Eight of Swords. I am fenced in by fears and scary thoughts.
Yet another card differed from them all. It was male one but not with the firm, outgoing energy. That was the card I received for my blessings (Card 2). Walking in the Golden Lane, the Hermit shows me my blessings.
My blessing is to be able to have time alone, and time to reflect. The Hermit will give the wisdom to remove my blindfold and lower my swords.