ARCHETYPES


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

The Prisoner


This represents an aspect of the past
The Harvest

The Harvest

(Reversed) Outside influence forces a reevaluation of priorities
Basic Interpretation:
Lacking chance or choice, the Prisoner sits in his cell at the whim of others. The Prisoner's fate is decided by others; control over life is rests with judges, jury or simple luck. There is hope, but no power to act. Decisions are being made but the Prisoner has little say in the matter.

This represents some aspect of your goal or future
The Thief

The Thief

Ripeness, rewarded effort, fulfillment, birth
Basic Interpretation:
A woman in the fullness of pregnancy, holds the bounty of the fertile countryside. This is the Harvest; the time of reward for long work and dedication. It is the fullness of life, the happy reward and the richness of the season.

This is something hindering your progress
The Oracle

The Oracle

(Reversed) Shallow goals, things stolen, violation of trusts or covenants
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.
Foreknowledge, destiny, certainty, peace of conviction, Taoism
Basic Interpretation:
The Oracle peers into the past, present and future. She sees all that can be, could have been and never was. Her lips are tight on the visions she has seen, for knowledge can be a two-edged sword. Her revelations may not always be clear, but they are never without basis.

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