The Four of Tentacles is a card that signifies a point of commitment. We have reached a tipping point. Now, like the schoolgirl who is held immoble, there is no way we can avoid our fate; we are committed to that decision, and can't turn back.
In a reading, this card speaks loudly and powerfully to a situation in our lives where our past decisions have become irrevocable. We are now trapped, and whatever happens will happen. The course is set.
Keywords: Choice Commitment
The Five of Tentacles is a card of frustration. The captive schoolgirl is frustrated at being held upside down, frustrated at being unable to escape, and even frustrated at the part of herself that enjoys what is happening to her.
In a reading, the Five of Tentacles may refer to previous commitments and choices have placed us in an untenable position, and now conflicted emotions are rising to the surface. We are not able to change the course of events, no matter how frustrating they may be. Different emotions, including anger, resentment, or even pleasure, may be appropriate.
Keywords: Frustration Deadlock Powerlessness Commitment
This card represents tenuous equilibrium. The schoolgirl has made peace with the fact that what is happening to her feels good. Similarly, the frustration and turmoil we have been feeling have melted away, to be replaced with acceptance.
In a reading, the Six of Tentacles speaks to being in a situation to which we are committed, but tells us that it is still possible to relax, to enjoy the ride even if we can't control what's happening.
Keywords: Balance Acceptance Commitment