ARCHETYPES


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

The Thief


This represents an aspect of the past
Golem

Golem

Disrespect, cheating, unacceptable actions, criminal, disregard for law, anarchy
Basic Interpretation:
Dangling from her own skill, the Thief reaches out to snare a great prize from the home where it belongs. She is enticed by the promise of something better for herself, despite whatever effect this loss may have on the proper owners. It is possible that this theft serves a greater purpose, but still there is no respect for those who currently own that which is needed.

This represents some aspect of your goal or future
The Staff

The Staff

(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.

This is something hindering your progress
The Merchant

The Merchant

(Reversed) a crutch, addiction, success only by proxy, dependence
Basic Interpretation:
An old man wields his trusted Staff as if to fend of the very wind. It is his source of strength and power; his support in rough times and inclement weather. Through many years, the Staff has been at his side and in his hands; always able to support him in times of need.
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.

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