ARCHETYPES


The Past
The Deceiver

The Deceiver

(Reversed) Unintentional deception, misinformation
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 Present
The Herald

The Herald

News, outside input, distant influences
Basic Interpretation:
Standing solid on a windswept plain, a Roman Centurion looks upon those who have come to hear his words. The Herald represents those influences from afar that effect us all. Perhaps he bears tidings of importance, news of a war, or simply reports of far-off affairs.

The Future
Golem

Golem

(Reversed) Natural, organic, something which complements its environment
Basic Interpretation:
Animate, yet without life, the Golem is the epitome of humanity's unnatural creations. While the Golem bears superficial tokens of human nature and appearance, it exists outside of the natural cycles of life and death. It has no inner beauty, nor does it have any intrinsic ties to nature itself.

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