The MerchantARCHETYPES

The Merchant

Earth, Waxing Gibbous (6)

Keywords:

Commerce, negotiation, material possessions, financial and political reality.

Reversed Meaning:

Nothing is free, wealth can buy freedom.

Basic Interpretation:

Swirling in a chaotic blur of color, sound and smells, the bazaar is open for business and the Merchant is at home. Wheedling, arguing, negotiating, and lying, the Merchant conducts business with all the fineness and artistry of a dancer at the ball.

Objects:

Scales, coins, a contract, a 2-edged sword, a vase, a basket.

Plot Suggestions:

Treaty negotiations; disturbance in a market bazaar, traveling merchants, ruin of a marketplace; potential new allies.

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