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Queen of Staves

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The Queen, as I read the cards, is the unconscious, but external, portion of ourselves. This is a little difficult on the surface, but it’s most obvious in our relationship behaviors- the things… Continue reading

Knight of Staves

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The Knight is the messenger of the court cards, but also the motion, the catalyst. The Knight makes things happen, whether for good or ill; the Knight is the agent of change.┬áThe suit… Continue reading

Page of Staves

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The Page is the innocent of the court cards, but also the unconscious actor. Both uninfluenced by age and the world, and uninhibited by concerns and consequences. The suit of staves is the… Continue reading

Ten of Staves

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Back-breaking labor. Enduring struggle. Atlas, with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Sisyphus, who labors eternally in vain. Unceasing toil that takes a toll on body, mind, and spirit. The Ten… Continue reading

Nine of Staves

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Wary and watchful, the sentry waits at the access point. Once beaten and twice the wiser for it, this guard is waiting for anyone who will dare to challenge. They are weary and… Continue reading

Eight of Staves

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Eight arrows lodge themselves in a target, driving their points into the heart of their goal. Swift travel to an end point, information and execution in one. Speed is of the essence, the… Continue reading

Seven of Staves

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One person stands holding the high ground, defending the space against those who would take it by force. ┬áThe fight is not deadly, at least not yet, but it is in earnest. The… Continue reading

Six of Staves

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The victor returns to wide acclaim! There is reveling in the streets, all who see know that the day has been carried! Laurels await amid the throng to herald the triumphant return! Whether… Continue reading

Five of Staves

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Five persons battle with sticks, all well-matched, and none giving any quarter. The fight is earnest, but not deadly. Competition is fierce, but the prize is is bragging rights, not a crown. The… Continue reading

Four of Staves

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The poles are up, and it’s time for a celebration! Bedecked with garlands, or holding a tent canopy; with ribbons streaming in the wind, or tied to a chuppah; this is the place.… Continue reading