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Three of Staves

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Where the Two of Staves take stock of one’s personal landscape, the Three turns outward to survey the world around. Things that have been planted are beginning to show forth, effort that has… Continue reading

Two of Staves

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The Two and Three of Staves work in concert with each other; both are taking stock, surveying the lay of the land, but where the Three looks out to what may be, the… Continue reading

Ace of Staves

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Sheer energetic potential. Action and immediate reaction. Fire in the belly. Better to flame out than to burn out. The nearly manic force of insistent life, the buzzing of bees, the push of… Continue reading

King of Blades

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The King, as a card, is our conscious external face. ┬áHe is the ruler, the authority, the construct- he is the sense of duty and the sense of entitlement, the sense of obligation… Continue reading

Queen of Blades

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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 Blades

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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. The… Continue reading

Page of Blades

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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 blades is the… Continue reading

Ten of Blades

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As my father always used to say, this is “not necessarily a card of violent death.” The implication being, of course, that usually it is. A body pierced with ten blades, dead and… Continue reading

Nine of Blades

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The point of no return. The straw that breaks the camel’s back. The dark night of the soul. What is it like to hit the proverbial wall? How do you know when you… Continue reading

Eight of Blades

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A woman stands, bound, blindfolded, and surrounded by blades. She cannot see, she cannot move. There is no one near at hand. Was she a willing sacrifice? Was she taken and tied by… Continue reading