ARCHETYPES


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

The Shepherd


This represents an aspect of the past
The Smith

The Smith

(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.

This represents some aspect of your goal or future
The Alchemist

The Alchemist

(Reversed) Overcoming obstacles, pride in craftsmanship
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.

This is something hindering your progress
The Thief

The Thief

(Reversed) The agent of change is himself changed
Basic Interpretation:
By use of his Science and arcane apparatus, the Alchemist changes the very nature of the matter he employs. The Alchemist is the agent of change - not a change in direction or appearance, but a profound change of elemental nature.
(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.

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