"Well, of course, I know you came for a reading, I was more curious as to whether you wanted to ask something or see what would come up," Zoya remarked coolly. "So, since that is your aim, let's see what you get! And please hold your questions until I am done."
Shuffling her cards quickly, she seemed intent on the practice, her hands deftly separating the deck, blending them, and tenting them back together. Zoya cut the deck this time and drew 5 cards in rapid succession.
"You have two of what we call "Major Arcana" here. I generally interpret these as the fates having more of a say in your life than yourself."
"First, there is the Hierophant, sometimes called the Pope. This is saying that in the past, you may have had a tendency of being too stubborn, too fearful of change, especially in matters of theology, ethics or traditions. It is important not to fear change, as it is only with change that progress is made."
"Next, we have the Two of Pentacles. Twos are all about choices. In this case, you are juggling two things that are apparently quite opposite from each other. It is up to you to decide whether you wish to continue "juggling" the two, or whether you would really just prefer to focus on one versus the other."
"The next Major Arcana card is the Hanged Man. As you will see, he is not hanging by the neck, but rather from one foot. Therefore, he is not in dire straits, but rather, stuck in contemplation. In fact, this card tells us that there is to be a pause. A time where you will contemplate your next moves before acting on them. In fact, the contemplation process may even take longer than you expected, but movement will only take place when you are ready. And only the Universe knows when you are ready."
"Then, we have the Knight of Swords. This card is all about action! But, swords are about the intellect and mental action. Finally, you have spent enough time in contemplation and you are ready to go, Go, GO!!" Zoya laughs at this softly. "Often Knights indicate change. This may be telling you that it's time to change your thinking. That it's time to make your choice, finally, and move on it!"
"Finally, we have the Ace of Pentacles. Aces are the seeds from which all other things grow. Pentacles are about both money and family. So, this is telling me that you will have the opportunity to grow something new to you. It could be a business venture. Or, if you are settled with someone, it could even indicate a new addition to your family. In either case, you will be ready and willing to take this seed up and make it grow for you. More so, you will be happy for it. It is something you want very much, and the promise is there, so long as you tend to your seed and give it all it requires to grow."
Zoya sits back calmly, looking over her guest. "That is your reading. Do you have any further questions of me?"