ARCHETYPES


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

The Tempest


This represents an aspect of the past
The Shepherd

The Shepherd

Chaos, disorder, destruction, unopposable force, Nature reclaiming the land
Basic Interpretation:
A once-strong keep is ravaged and decimated by a raging Tempest/ The strongest creation of man is powerless before the forces of nature. The storm destroys ancient stones, fertile fields and everything in its path; the only thing it leaves is hope for a new dawn.

This represents some aspect of your goal or future
The Merchant

The Merchant

Responsibility, humility, responsibility faced alone, nobility in dedication
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 is something hindering your progress
The Phantom

The Phantom

(Reversed) Nothing is free, wealth can buy freedom.
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.
Non-corporeal, insubstantial, phantasms, dreams, the dream world, actions without consequence
Basic Interpretation:
The Phantom's reality is visibly apparent, yet the hand can't confirm what the eye knows as truth. This card represents things which can be seen but have no basis in mundane reality.

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