Weekend Spread for June 13, 2014
Greetings everyone. I can’t believe that the weekend is once again upon us. Where does the time go?
Well, the first thing that jumps out at me with regard to this spread is “look at all the FOURS!” The Four of Swords, the Four of Coins, the Four of Wands, and the Eight of Swords which is of course four doubled, the Kings are the fourth member of the royal family of each suit, the Empress is the fourth card of the Major Arcana (her number is three however because the Fool is considered 0). If we look up the number four in numerology, it is a number of stability. It’s about patience, trust, building a foundation, dependability, and hard work. This is a number about discipline and order. Perhaps you are attempting to bring some order to an otherwise chaotic situation?
In the top row we have the Four of Swords, the Four of Coins and the Empress. The Four of Swords is about resting and recharging, recharging and taking a break before facing what is to come. The Four of Coins beside the Four of Swords puts me in mind of conserving resources. The Empress represents bounty and abundance. There is a feeling here that although this may be a time of abundance, you feel the need to hang onto what you have, conserving energy perhaps both in terms of emotionally and materially.
Throwing a card on top of these three for more information we get the Three of Swords, which is about heartbreak and sadness. You’ve been burned in the past so now you are not so trusting to give of yourself either emotionally or with your money.
In the second row, we have the Eight of Swords and the King of Swords. The Eight as we have seen in recent readings over the last couple of weeks is about the feeling of entrapment. This card is about confusion or feeling trapped by circumstances and feeling powerless. Perhaps to the point of feeling like a victim. This is certainly understandable looking at the Three of Swords and this top row where it looks like your generosity of heart and pocketbook has been abused. The Four of Wands on the bottom has a couple of different meanings. It can represent a joyful celebration, or what makes more sense in this reading with the Eight of Swords, it can represent release from an oppressive situation. It’s about breaking bonds and seeking freedom.
I believe the key to this freedom you desire is in the King of Swords. When Kings show up in a reading they are the active force of the suit. Kings tell us how to behave. The King of Swords is telling you to be analytical, just, truthful, and ethical. He is telling you that in order to cut to the heart of the issue you need to put emotional concerns to the side for now and make decisions with your mind and not your heart.
I hope this helps!