My first card laid out in the Querent is "The World"...and again this reading was so "on spot".
Introduction: The World can signify that you are figuratively feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders, which is not an easy place to be. It's an excellent time to review how well you do at "asking for help" when you need it. Remember you don't have to do everything on your own.
General: This can often be a card of completion. You've worked hard, and you are almost to the "finish line" in some way. Don't quit now that you're almost finished! You're almost definitely in need of some well deserved rest and relaxation; don't be afraid to take it. You are getting closer to "who you really are," at your deepest levels.
Work: In terms of work, there's a very good chance that you are working far too hard for far too little recognition and money. It's important if this is the case to "blow your own horn" a little, to make sure that the powers that be don't "accidentally" overlook your many positive accomplishments.
The first row is the Material Row which relates to Health, finances, career...etc.
The Page of Swords - You cannot wait to get started on a new project or an idea, and to share that with others. You start all new projects, ventures and journeys with a huge amount of energy and excitement. The challenge, however, is whether you can keep it up! As with all Pages, the beginning always looks promising but something else is needed in order to maintain the pace.
Eight of Cups indicates that it is time to ask yourself what you can do to bring a deeper satisfaction and joy to your life beyond the obvious pursuit of material satisfaction and/or physical enjoyment. You may also be feeling that you are giving too much and not getting nearly enough in exchange.
Eight of Pentacles - This card reflects a time when you are focusing all of your energy on something and making sure it is as perfect as it can be. You are very engaged in what you are doing and determined to do a good job. The Eight of Pentacles symbolizes a concentrated determination to master the new skill being learned and the single-minded effort of someone who has consciously chosen a new career path or creative undertaking. This card shows a diligent and hard-working attitude, and indicates that you are applying yourself fully to whatever is at the center of your attention. This card creates success through perseverance and individual initiative as opposed to luck or the generosity of others.
For me, this is very accurate. After all I am trying to make a go of it by being in an art studio, and I am determined to give it one year...fully and completely. To engage in all activities and to participate in the best way I can...I do feel tired this month, having done 2 shows in 2 months, painted Poppy Bear and trying to maintain work to sell in my studio at the Art MoB. I was not surprised at her interpretation of "slowing down and staying grounded"...Giving everything your all can really drain you and I feel this right now more than I have in a long time.