For this month’s reading I have used a three cards spread.
Gift, challenge and advice.
I have used the lovely Gilded deck of Ciro Marchetti.
Position 1) Temperance
Position 2) 8 of swords
Position 3) 9 of pentacles.
The lady in the 9 of pentacles is facing the lady in the 8 of swords. Given that the 9 of pentacles is the advice card in this spread, while the 8 of swords is the challenge, I believe the card suggests I exercise self discipline (bird of prey).
The gift offered by the month is substantial (Major Arcana). It could indicate the possibility of personal growth through change. I may face challenging people or situations which will require an open mind, flexibility, confidence, moderation and the ability to compromise.
The challenge is frustration. With the 8 of swords I may feel unable to deal with problems the way I see fit. I may feel restricted in my choices of actions. What is required from me is a new way of thinking (8 + air). Unable to operate the way that comes natural and easy for me, I will have to develop a new strategy.
Advice. The 9 of pentacles here reassures me that I am more than capable to handle what is going to come up. I need to be resourceful, grounded, confident, open to transformation (butterflies) and disciplined.
All in all this is a good straight forward reading. As always, feel free to write your comments or suggestions.