ARCHETYPES


The Past
The Widow

The Widow

Loss, grief, loss of a loved one, death of a belief or ideal
Basic Interpretation:
The Widow drapes mournfully over a grave, completely taken with the grief of her lost one. She holds a red rose; perhaps in memory of true love, perhaps as a reminder of what will never come again. This card indicates a loss. This could be a loved one's death, the theft of a cherished possession, or a loss of innocence.

The Present
The World

The World

(Reversed) Interdependence, unseen ramifications
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 Future
The Smith

The Smith

Persistence, strength of will, patience
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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