ARCHETYPES


The Past
The World

The World

Interconnectivity, diversity, totality, involvement, awareness, group activity or process
Basic Interpretation:
The World sits atop a vast and wise tortoise striding through the cosmos. Connected with all creation, there is no need to rush; all things eventually culminate in the larger picture and this totality of image is the final interpretation of the World.

The Present
The Deceiver

The Deceiver

Deception, hidden antagonist, spy, gain through misdirection
Basic Interpretation:
Smiling and friendly, the Deceiver joyously sells his wares to an unsuspecting populace. The life he offers is soon to be exchanged with death as he glibly promises the moon and stars to the rubes who believe his every miraculous word. He is the last word in deceit; the loss one thought it was a gain.

The Future
The Smith

The Smith

(Reversed) 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.

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