The ThespianARCHETYPES

The Thespian

Air, Waning Crescent (7)

Keywords:

Guile, socially acceptable deceit, entertainment, harmless illusion

Reversed Meaning:

Snide pride, deceit, lies, illusion, unrealistic goals

Basic Interpretation:

The Thespian doffs her mask to the world, looking out from eyes that are never quite her own. Mirth, fury, fear and sadness are never for certain when dealing with this person, but it's usually just a harmless deceit. The Thespian may hide many things, or she may wear the truth in plain sight. It all depends on the play.

Objects:

A mask, a disguise, makeup, a hat, a stage.

Plot Suggestions:

A friend lies to protect one's feelings; something is hiding or hidden for the good of others; honest but misleading directions.

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