ARCHETYPES


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

The Roach


This represents an aspect of the past
The Thief

The Thief

(Reversed) Unchangeable nature, denial
Basic Interpretation:
The unwanted brother of humanity has invited himself to the feast. The revelers despise the Roach's presence, but can do little to eliminate him. After all, does he not thrive on the same conditions and food as his unwilling hosts? This card represents unwanted side effects or an unchangeable nature.

This represents some aspect of your goal or future
The Shepherd

The Shepherd

(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.

This is something hindering your progress
The Caregiver

The Caregiver

(Reversed) Boredom, simplistic life
Basic Interpretation:
The Shepherd stands amidst his flock, defending them from the dangers of the world. He is ever vigilant, yet humble, taking his responsibility seriously and with sacred dedication. Even if he must walk this path and face its dangers by himself, he will do so until his time is done.
(Reversed) Lack of concern for one's self, senseless martyrdom
Basic Interpretation:
In times of war, there are those who serve by tending those who fight. A nurse, the Caregiver, stands by the wounded; her heart, mind and skill are at his disposal to aid his recovery that he may live to see another day.

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