ARCHETYPES


The Past
The Governor

The Governor

Physical victory, executive, realization, law, authority, figurehead
Basic Interpretation:
Seated upon his throne of Law, the Governor reviews the victorious troops and citizens arrayed before him. His effective leadership and legislative acumen ushered in this comfortable state of affairs. The war is won and everyone takes pride in the accomplishment.

The Present
Regret

Regret

(Reversed) The past cannot be changed but current actions can change the future.
Basic Interpretation:
A woman stands looking out to sea at the ship that carries her love away. Too late, she has read his letter and thinks back with Regret on what may have been. She now knows her mistake - all she has is her emotions and the knowledge that what has passed cannot be changed.

The Future
The Widow

The Widow

(Reversed) Grieving process, recovery from a serious loss
Basic Interpretation:
The Widow drapes mournfully over a grave, completely taken with the grief of her lost one. She holds a red rose; perhaps in memory of true love, perhaps as a reminder of what will never come again. This card indicates a loss. This could be a loved one's death, the theft of a cherished possession, or a loss of innocence.

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