The Smith ARCHETYPES

The Smith

Earth, Waxing Gibbous (4)

Keywords:

Persistence, strength of will, patience

Reversed Meaning:

Overcoming obstacles, pride in craftsmanship

Basic Interpretation:

Persistence, mastery and strength of will are the solid groundings of the Smith. Like water shaping rock, the Smith employs weak and fallible flesh to forge and shape steel itself. Objects or even lives of great importance, beauty and duration can be forged by skill and time where raw power is lacking.

Objects:

A hammer, an anvil, a forge, a leather apron, nails.

Plot Suggestions:

Patience wins out over strength; a smith request rare materials; a long apprenticeship with a master craftsman.

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