ARCHETYPES


This represents something moving you towards the goal described by the Future card
Earth

Earth


This represents an aspect of the past
The Beast

The Beast

(Reversed) Slow, without regard for time
Basic Interpretation:
The solid ground holds all the strength and resolve of human experience. Earth itself is the fundamental representative of the body, physical world, nature and mundane concerns such as finance. It is a fundamental force; without direction but able to b

This represents some aspect of your goal or future
The Merchant

The Merchant

(Reversed) Indulged desire, expressed feelings, honest expression
Basic Interpretation:
The battle against the Beast takes place not on a bloody plain but in the heart and mind. The Beast represents inner callings and urges. Although often denied, desires and feelings effect outward actions.

This is something hindering your progress
The Phantom

The Phantom

Commerce, negotiation, material possessions, financial and political reality.
Basic Interpretation:
Swirling in a chaotic blur of color, sound and smells, the bazaar is open for business and the Merchant is at home. Wheedling, arguing, negotiating, and lying, the Merchant conducts business with all the fineness and artistry of a dancer at the ball.
(Reversed) Pointless, inconsequential, unfulfilling
Basic Interpretation:
The Phantom's reality is visibly apparent, yet the hand can't confirm what the eye knows as truth. This card represents things which can be seen but have no basis in mundane reality.

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