Another Trump…er Major Arcana card (The Hermit). To reiterate, when a Trump card shows up in a reading something important is going on. Life Lessons. The Universe is controlling things. However, you possess something called “free will” – which simply means that you still have a choice in how you want to act/react to what the Universe is throwing your way.
I usually take a few days to ruminate on these spreads, but I’m diving into this one after only 24 hours of the read. I will admit the message of this spread is not straightforward. So let’s take a look at it one-card-at-a-time:
The Three of Scepters (Wands): Vision and creativity; new beginnings and horizons; Spring. This is also one of the cards tied to my astrological sign of Aries.
The Hermit embodies introspection, reflection, solitude and isolation. His appearance is saying we need to concentrate on our inner realm. The answers we seek reside there. There’s also a bit of the “lone wolf” (go your own way) symbolism in this card.
“Mata Hari” is showing-up again: Seven of Knives (Swords). (Many [if not most] of the pip cards in the suit of Swords can be a bit sinister, but I never really get that from them. I actually love the imagery on this card. Perhaps I’m letting my feelings “about” her get in the way of what this card is trying to tell me?) The key concepts surrounding the Seven of Knives (Swords) are: Trust issues/lack of trust; self-deception; avoidance; a secret/something hidden; and intrigue/espionage/conspiracy. Like The Hermit, it also speaks of the “lone wolf”. (Or it might metaphorically indicate murder [noun – to punish severely or be very angry with].)
The last two cards “reinforce” themselves, so I will concentrate on their message of retreating (at least emotionally) from those around me so I can focus on my inner voice. That wisdom that uncovers truths, no matter how painful they may be. Any self-deceptions/illusions I uncover must be shattered to bits.
I am bringing home Diego‘s ashes today. The Three of Scepters hints that having him home will help me heal myself and feel Hope once again. It heralds a fresh start. I look forward to Spring and being inspired by all the life it awakens.