Guidance for a newbie tarot card reading?
Since I'm a newbie, I used the relatively simple 5-card spread which was included in the LWB of my Robin Wood Tarot Deck (which were also the cards I used). It said the the 5-card spread was "devised to provide the seeker with a specific answer to the specific question."
My question was: What should I do so I can finish the translation job given to me (preferrably by tomorrow)?
A very simple question, and the answer seemed obvious to me right away. I was expecting the cards to tell me "just get off your lazy butt and start working right away!" But the the cards told me something different, to my surprise. Here are the results with my interpretations.
Pos. 1 : The question itself : THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
I thought of how lucky I was to get the translation job, since it was from the company where I resigned just a few months ago. I currently don't have a regular job (I'm not looking for one at the moment) but the extra income from doing translations was a big help. However, I also feel anguish about the job (this occured to me as I was looking at the faces in the wheel showing a range of emotions from anguish to happiness).
Pos. 2 : The background leading up to the question : THE SUN (REVERSED)
I feel as though my energy to do the translations is blocked. I've been trying for weeks to get it done, but to no avail. I also feel unsure about myself doing the work. The translation job involved a lot of complicated technical terms and concepts that can only be understood by a professional in that field. Most of the time, I just use my best guess or what I feel to be the best word to fit the situation. I was fearful that I would not make a successful translation.
Pos. 3 : The Seeker : ACE OF CUPS
I find this card a bit more difficult to interpret, since it was about me and I initially associated cups with emotion (which I could not connnect with the question at hand). Nevertheless, I knew it was a positive card. In Joanne Bunning's book, it suggests that the Ace of Cups also meant intuition, so I thought this meant that I had the intuition to do the translation, that I could use my instincts when translating the complicated terms. The overflowing cup seemed to tell me that I was full of potential. The heart on the cup reminded me that I did not want to let down my co-worker who entrusted me the job.
Pos. 4 : The Environment (influence of others) : KNIGHT OF CUPS
I dwelt on this card longest, since I wasn't exactly sure what the card was trying to tell me, then I decided that the Knight might represent the one who gave me the translation job. (Interestingly, he is a man). I felt that he may have some unrealistic expectations about me and my ability to do the job.
Pos. 5 : Answer to the Problem : THE HIGH PRIESTESS
I almost gasped when I turned over this card. I felt that the High Priestess reinforced the message of the Ace of Cups to trust in my intuition and instinct in my translations. The reason I was not able to do the job was because I did not trust myself in translating the complicated words and concepts. She seems to assure me that I have the potential to do what I need to do, and that I can develop my skill.
What do you think? I'm welcome to any insights and suggestions, and even comments telling me that my reading is wrong! As I am very new to all this, I appreciate any guidance.
Thank you for looking!
P.S. There are a total of 3 Major Arcana cards out of 5 - does this mean anything?