Whenever we make plans for our lives, there always needs to be room for the unexpected, and for the realities of our emotional nature to take place. When we practice presence and consent to the unexpected setbacks that are natural to any endeavor, we are priming ourselves for long-term success. In this reading, you will notice that all the four cards contain sideway images of people. From the right to the left, it seems like a procession of sorts: Page of Pentacles starts off this journey, followed by King of Wands, and The Emperor is at the head of the line. However, the Knight of Cups is facing the other way, as though they forgot something home and must run to get it back.
Even if you have all your ducks in a row regarding a life endeavor, project, or period of your life, be ready for the emotions of the day to play their part. You can have your practical idea in hand (Page of Pentacles) and have harnessed your personal power and passion to make it happen (King of Wands). But before you reach your success and establishment (The Emperor), your heart may meander in a different direction (Knight of Cups). When that happens, go see what your heart wants. Maybe you had a difficult conversation with someone you care about, rocking your emotions. Perhaps you are having second doubts about the whole thing. Or maybe even there is something you need to take care of before you can dedicate yourself to this path again. Whatever it is, be present for what the Knight of Cups is calling your attention to.
After the emotions have been tended to, and the heart fortified, you will have plenty of time to get back on track, and to mightily forge on the direction you had set out to. When life throws you a curveball, will you adapt, or would you rather give it all up?