Three Card Spread
(I recently did a private reading, and my immediate instinct was to say that although this reading is a general reading for the entire board, it has special relevance as an addendum to that private reading.)
1. The Hierophant reversed
2. The Chariot
3. Strength reversed
Ok, where do I start with this one!
Why do we instinctively turn ourselves around, or try to turn the beliefs we have into some kind of acceptable mesh with what we want?
What I find coming through very consistently is the movement of energy and emotion like falling water, like no matter how hard we try to resist the truth, try to modulate belief to fit our own values, we in the process forget that within ourselves is an intrinsic, intuitive, and unshakable knowing of wisdom and our place and purpose in the world.
There's a very sad man, and a very sad woman who are involved together right now. They are trying desperately to justify their involvement but do not realize that behind that involvement is a third party, perhaps not of this physical reality, that is pushing and binding for his/her own aims and goals. I don't know if these two people are both on the board or are involved as a couple and only one of the couple is on the board, but there is a strong tie of these cards to individuals or people who actively post here.
Right now, things seem to be moving in a very positive way. However, once the woman asserts herself in this relationship, there will again be an outpouring of energy that no body involved will be able to control. This is such a water reading!!! There's a total down pouring of energy and emotion like rushing water. I'm literally seeing it flow out of the #1 and #3 cards and fall off my desk like a water fall. And all the time, the two sphinx who are in front of the chariot are sitting holding something physical, something tangible, something that ties them to each other and to this third purpose. And the third purpose, this individual, is very confidently looking on being fed by this discord which is growing.
Be true to yourself. Do not let go of the individuality or freedom that you have, but cherish it. This reading is a warning about becoming involved too quickly, taking on tasks or challenges too fast. Once you are out of the gate, once you are involved, once the sexual component has entered into this equation, it's over. You'll end up going for a ride which will end in tears.
Do not trust this confidence. Do not forget that while you seem to be attached to each other, that attachment serves a third party which you may or may not be aware of. And what you hold in your hands, what seems physically tangible? That is a distraction. If and when you wake up to all of this, and if you wake up to it together, you will be able to control the waters which are flowing on either side of you, and that will have REAL power to expose this third party, or remove it, or cleanse it. But just be careful!!! This energy which is flowing around you is so strong that it can make you believe you're in control of it...and in the end, all three will be washed away.
This feels like an immensely powerful reading, and an immensely powerful cautionary tale for someone. My intuition tells me it's a woman, but as I recently told someone: sometimes I'm just supposed to turn the cards. My meanings may not be the meaning you need, or see.
The cards, as turned:
Ingressum instruas, progressum dirigas, egressum compleas.