spotlight, proving ground
Performance, in a musical sense, usually refers to a theatrical presentation; it can also, however, refer to a level of accomplishment, as in job performance. Both aspects are in play when the spotlight is upon us: its a time to shine and a time to be scrutinized. Tanking, of course, is always a possibility -- the pressure can be enormous.
The Performance Card indicates a time when we are called to step up to the plate, to rise to the occasion; to share our talents, to speak our truth, to further ourselves or the end at hand. We may find ourselves, however, in a proving ground.
Where the need to perform operates unconsciously, we find the ham: one who performs out of an unconscious need to impress others, or remains consistently in character out of fear of exposure.
To divine the meaning of this card in a casting, consider the Solfege Die it was drawn above or under.
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