For this reading, I wanted something simple and concise to suit the question from Faith, the querent: “What can I do to have a great weekend?”. At the end of the month, she is not very optimistic about having a great time during the next few days, mainly because it is when she spends the most. I have decided to do a 3-card spread, where card 1 is laid down first and represents the central issue, while cards 2 and 3 describe the issue.
The cards that made up the line are Imprisonment, Message and Change.
Looking at the Line
The first card is Imprisonment. A challenging card. Literally, this card is a prison, a jail or an asylum. More abstractly it stands for any locked, off-limits and secured place or state. And from that sense it represents a sense of confinement, imprisonment, isolation. Imprisonment does not primarily refer to a prison sentence but describes all kinds of renunciation. This is a card of being trapped, whether in a relationship, job or situation. Faith confessed she has strong financial limitatons at the moment and that makes her worried about her weekend — and the reason why she asked the cards for a way out of this dismal situation.
The second card is Message. Here we see a writing desk with a lovely antique brass phone, a dip pen, and a heavy crystal inkwell. A hand holds a telegram, still in its envelope. The original connotation of this card is a “pleasant message.” It’s generally good news, unless with challenging cards, which is the case. Here, it is neutral, showing us the source of annoyance (the bank statement showing her lack of funds). At the same time, this card recommends her to interact with others. It could be done through informal communications such as texts messages, phone calls, voice messages, and emails.
Change is the third card. This card shows a hard-working porter in a flat workman’s cap packing up stylish furniture in a horseless carriage. More abstractly, it means Faith needs to be adaptable or adopt a more flexible & open outlook. This card is usually metaphorical — circumstances are changing favorably and she’ll probably receive some good news which will change everything. But first, she needs a change within herself, her attitudes to life in general with specific aspects of her priority list. Most probably, an optimistic frame of mind.
In a nutshell
It is possible to have a great weekend if Faith doesn’t feel trapped by her limited finances, thus contacting friends to schedule things together, with — imperative! — a more flexible and open outlook.
About the Title: “Here Comes The Weekend” is a song by Roxette.