POSITION 1 – PAST
This position represents the past where the situation originated.
THE HERMIT – This card is based on a journey taken by the questionnaire alone. This is a path that requires that person to become ‘Hermit-like’ and seek answers from within, they must listen to that all important inner voice, trust in their own intuition and find the answers they seek without outside guidance or intervention.
In order to achieve inner peace one must take what they have learned from others and from life experience, both good and bad and turn it into their own personal wisdom. This can never be from another, but can only be acquired from within. This is a solitary journey that is taken alone and much of the world is shut out. This path can feel like a dark cave, but after the knowledge has turned itself into personal wisdom life resumes and all is there as it was before one left it. However it may be viewed from a different, calmer perspective.
The only thing that has changed is the self. This is a card of sacrifice and all else must be temporarily left behind.
POSITION 2 – PRESENT
The present situation.
EIGHT OF SWORDS – You may feel restricted by your circumstances; it can feel that your options are limited and that your choices are few. It could be that you feel bound to keep information to yourself, and that others are controlling your life.
There is a way past this restrictive situation. The way to reach a positive solution is to be objective and not let personal feelings cloud judgment.
Seeking help from an impartial third party is an option which should be considered at this time.
POSITION 3 – FUTURE
The most likely outcome for the near future.
FOUR OF PENTACLES – You may be concentrating on finances, thinking of new ways to make money or invest it. Perhaps you are working to increase your savings and generally trying to make yourself more financially secure. You may fear loss and this is what has provoked your tendency to focus on this area of your life. This could be a good time to embark on new business ventures.