Meet the Cards: Elder of Air

What I See:

Gaian-Tarot-Elder-AirThis card is very different from most King of Swords cards. I get a sense of peace here, as though he’s offering up a prayer of thanksgiving. Whereas the more traditional image of this card is a stern man, more fit for a battlefield than a peaceful plain. This is the ELDER of Air and elder is the first thought that comes to my while looking at this card. Whether he’s a spiritual elder or a communal elder or simply someone’s grandfather. I imagine him using his flute to call the children to him for tales of ancestors. Or the lone piper on the hilltop playing a funeral dirge, sending a soul off to the next world. There’s a sense of healing in that image.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

You offer inspiration and clarity to others.

  • Keywords: Precision, Rationality, Articulation, Ethical, or Discerning.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of being cut off from others.

  • Keywords: Overly Critical, Dictatorial, Severity, Sadism, or Ruthlessness.

Plots:

A pied piper retelling? Someone learning to play an instrument? A piper at a funeral? Someone healing through music? Perhaps the piper is sending a message to the Otherworld?

This card traditionally speaks to lawyers, doctors, and politicians so perhaps your story revolves around one of those professions. Or how about exploring the adjustments of retirement?

Maybe your MC is powerful, the type who is a steadfast and loyal friend or a ruthless enemy. What knocks him off balance?

Or perhaps, this is the last man standing. The last of his people? The only survivor of a battle, disaster, illness?

  • Elder Themes: Competence, Authority, Respect, Decision Making, Mastery, Leadership, or Prowess.

Characters:

“I am a song of peace and healing for the world.” ~Joanna Powell Colbert

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

MBTI: ESTJ (Extroverted Sensing Thinking Judging)

The nine-point personality enneagram can also be useful for character building.

 Elders/Kings are an equal mix of E1: Perfectionist and/or Reformer

  • Self Image — I am right
  • Passion — Anger
  • Virtue — Serenity
  • Narcissistic Trap — Perfection
  • Avoids — Vexation
  • Speaking Style — Teaching or Moralizing

E1 people are instinctive, spontaneous, and intuitive. Their “gut” feeling is the center of their awareness. They are often direct or territorial. They are concerned with power, ruled by aggression, and may be troubled by self-doubt or self-blame.

and E8: Boss, Top Dog, Challenger, and/or Confronter

  • Self Image — I am strong
  • Passion — Lust
  • Virtue — Simplicity
  • Narcissistic Trap — Justice
  • Avoids — Weakness
  • Speaking Style — Challenging or Unmasking

E8 people are instinctive, spontaneous, and intuitive. Their “gut” feeling is the center of their awareness. They are often direct or territorial. They are concerned with power, ruled by aggression, and may be troubled by self-doubt or self-blame.

You will have to decide which fits your character best.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

  • Careers: Judge, Technical Writer, Lawyer, Diplomat, Intelligence Services, Anthropology, Professor, Scientist, Research and Development, Surgeon, and Environmentalist/Humanitarian.
  • Recreation: Ice-Skating, Parachuting, Gliding, Deep Sea Diving, Svaroopa Yoga, and Anything that allows them to feel unrestricted and free.

For more information on the Elders in general, please refer back to the Elder of Fire.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Meet the Cards: Guardian of Air

Generally, all Queens:

  • Protecting and Nurturing
  • Express the Water aspect of their suit, or element.
  • Correspond to the Threes.
  • Symbolize the inner/interpersonal master, or maintainer.
  • Serve as a nurturer or caregiver.
  • For additional info on the Guardians check out Tarot Elements’ post: Queens.

What I See:

Gaian-Tarot-Guardian-AirEven though this is a woman, I get the sense of a Buddhist priest in a mountaintop temple. There is a peacefulness about her. A sense of oneness with the universe. I suspect she spends a lot of time mediating. Her gaze is direct and I have the feeling she can see into my soul.

We definitely get the feeling of the Air element here in the colors, the owl, the sense of movement in the clouds, and even sound in the singing bowl. And we have the Water element with the snow.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

You see the heart of the matter.

  • Keywords: Strong Willed, Frankness, Independence, Observant, or Self-Disciplined.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of being critical or judgmental.

  • Keywords: Bitchy, Hypercritical, Vindictive, Hurtful, or Dismissive.

Plots:

Perhaps a quest for inner understanding. Perhaps your MC is a spiritual role-model, an intellectual leader, a mentor? Or maybe a focus on strong female roles.

With this combination of Air and Water this is a fiercely loyal person, perhaps a tale of friendship? Or maybe explore the vaporous aspect of this combination with a foggy setting or a ghost story.

  • Guardian Themes: Understanding, Persuasion, Communication, Teaching, Nurturing, Emotional Awareness, Creativity, Intuition, or Leadership.

According to Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner the Queen of Swords historically represents a widow. Perhaps your tale centers around “a devastating emotional loss, including the loss of a lover or child.”

Characters:

“I declare my own truth with candor and clarity.” ~ Joanna Powell Colbert

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

MBTI: ISTJ (Introverted Sensing Thinking Judging)

The nine-point personality enneagram can also be useful for character building.

Guardians/Queens are E1: Perfectionist and/or Reformer

  • Self Image — I am right
  • Passion — Anger
  • Virtue — Serenity
  • Narcissistic Trap — Perfection
  • Avoids — Vexation
  • Speaking Style — Teaching or Moralizing

E1 people are instinctive, spontaneous, and intuitive. Their “gut” feeling is the center of their awareness. They are often direct or territorial. They are concerned with power, ruled by aggression, and may be troubled by self-doubt or self-blame.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

  • Careers: Academician, Conceptualizer, Writer, Negotiator, Editor, Physicist, Aesthetician, Economist, Scientist, and Department Store Buyer.
  • Recreation: Tennis, Dancing, Kripalu Yoga, Aerobics, Pilates, and Anything done with a partner or in a group.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Meet the Cards: Explorer of Air

What I See:Gaian-Tarot-Explorer-Air

He has such a chubby baby face, yet there’s the hint of first facial hair darkening his upper lip. I definitely get the sense of that awkward teen to young adult stage of life. He’s climbed up into the tree for a bird’s eye view. He’s well equipped. I see a knife. The book talks about a quiver and bow. And I can’t help but think he dashed up that tree without any thought to the danger. Perhaps it’s the mum in me, but those branches don’t look strong enough to hold him.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

You have the insight to look for alternatives.

  • Keywords: Analytical, Quick-Witted, Sharp-Minded, Mental Stimulation, or Skillful.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of needing to be right.

  • Keywords: Impatience, Insensitivity, Arrogant, Cynical, or Intolerant.

Plots:

How about a story centered around a scout, whether a military or hunting or simple hiking trip setting? Or how about staging an ambush?

Perhaps a bird watcher. Or flip that, maybe he’s a Peeping Tom. Is he communing with the birds? Perhaps he’s some kind of bird-human shifter. Maybe using birds to send messages?

With Air being the intellectual element, perhaps a tale of quick thinking. Or blowing political correctness on its arse.

  • Explorer Themes: Energy, Passion, Motion Towards Goal, Intention, Focus, Single-mindedness, Idealism, Vitality, or Lust for Life.

Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner says, “The Knight of Swords is a prototypical hero of romantic chivalry — like Galahad, one of King Arthur’s knights.” Oh yeah, a retelling. Or maybe bring it forward with an old fashioned hero sweeping the heroine off her feet. Perhaps turn that on it’s ear, have the heroine sweep the hero off HIS feet.

Characters:

“I climb high in order to get perspective and take the long view.” ~Joanna Powell Colbert

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

MBTI: ESTP (Extroverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving)

The nine-point personality enneagram can also be useful for character building.

Explorers/Knights/Princes are E7: Epicure, Enthusiast, Visionary, Dream, and/or Generalist

  • Self Image — I am happy
  • Passion — Gluttony, Over-indulgence, or Charlatanry
  • Virtue — Sobriety
  • Narcissistic Trap — Idealism
  • Avoids — Pain
  • Speaking Style — Garrulous or Story-telling

E7 people are ruled by their head. They need to understand the pattern of events, where all the pieces fit in the puzzle of life, and are often detached from their emotions. Their objectivity may hide feelings of isolation or confusion.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

  • Careers: Copywriter, Marketing/Sales, Concierge, Debater, Illustrator, Journalist, Linguist, Information Technology, and Analyst.
  • Recreation: Running, Squash, Cycling/Spinning, Skiing, Rollerblading, and Anything playful or exciting that gives them a thrill.

For more information on the Explorers in general, please refer back Explorer of Earth.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Meet the Cards: Child of Air

What I See:

Gaian-Tarot-Child-AirThe butterfly spiral fascinates me. It looks like a path. I think of climbing to a higher plane. It also looks like a kite tail. That reminds me of a Karen Marie Moning (Dreamfever) quote, “I am a kite in a tornado but I have a long string. There is tension in my line. Somewhere, someone is holding onto the other end and, although it cannot spare me this storm, it will not let me be lost while I regain my strength. It is enough.” I love the idea of having the freedom to soar in the clouds with the security of someone grounding you.

The girl’s face speaks to a sense of discovery. I remember the boys’ preschools getting the butterfly kits you see on TV and then releasing the butterflies. They had the same look of wonder on their faces.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

A whimsical insight on an old situation.

  • Keywords: Clever, Vigilant, Objective, Practical, or Alertness.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware critical voices.

  • Keywords: Gossip, Defensive, Scathing, Sneaky, or Caustic.

Plots:

Perhaps a story mirroring the cycle of caterpillar to butterfly. Or, maybe, like my boys, a student learning by observation. Or a teacher showing the cycle to his/her class.

What about a Faery tale?

Maybe, you see a kite tail. Perhaps your MC has his head in the clouds or she’s a dreamer. How about a voice on the wind?

Perhaps explore the darker side and center your story around a gossip. Or maybe, the office water cooler?

  • Child Themes: Curiosity, Hope, Innocence, Opening, Trust, Beginnings, Novelty, Growth, Study, or Apprenticeship.

According to Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner, “historically the Page of Swords connected to spies, surveillance, undercover operatives, and secret service employees.” That’s not only opens possibilities for your MC’s personality and/or job but a whole host of plots.

Characters:

“I learn new things by keeping an open mind.” ~ Joanna Powell Colbert

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

MBTI: ISTP (Introverted Sensing Thinking Perceiving)

The nine-point personality enneagram can also be useful for character building.

Children/Pages/Princesses are E5: Observer, Investigator, and/or Sage

  • Self Image — I see through
  • Passion — Greed
  • Virtue — Detachment
  • Narcissistic Trap — Knowledge
  • Avoids — Emptiness
  • Speaking Style — Explaining or Systematizing

E5 people are ruled by their head. They need to understand the pattern of events, where all the pieces fit in the puzzle of life, and are often detached from their emotions. Their objectivity may hide feelings of isolation or confusion.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

  • Careers: Student of Law, Science, Anthropology, and Medicine; Computer Programmer, Dispatcher, Telemarketer, Receptionist, Mail Carrier, Playwright, Orator, and Driver.
  • Recreation: Dancing, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Chess, Tai Chi, and Anything that helps balance their mind, body, and soul.

For more information on the Children in general, please refer back to Child of Water.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Meet the Cards: Ten of Air

What I See:

Gaian-Tarot-Ten-AirLooking at this sets my feet moving. I think of traveling and vacations. I think of my bucket list. There is a sense of continuing cycle in that Canada geese fly south each winter and return each spring. Yet there is also a feeling of change, of starting a new chapter in the book of our life.

We have a sense of sunset here, too. A transitioning from the bright light of day to the dark of night.

Many beliefs speak of birds carrying the souls of the dead. In fact, this card reminds me of the Wild Hunt tales I grow up on.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

It may be bittersweet but it is time to let go.

  • Keywords: New Beginnings, Rebirth, Liberation, or Silver-Lining.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of resisting progress.

  • Keywords: Failure, Hitting Rock-Bottom, Affliction, or Back-Stabbing.

Plots:

A retelling of the Wild Hunt myths (and there are many). A hunter? A fire festival? A New Year (whether a calendar date or a seasonal one) celebration? A solstice? All Hollow’s Eve?

Perhaps your story is paranormal and that transition from day to night plays a key role. Is that a storm moving in? Perhaps the birds are fleeing.

How about travel? Or maybe, crossing things of one’s bucket list. Perhaps the seeing off of children, of becoming an empty nester. Perhaps moving on after divorce, or the death of a spouse?

  • Ten Themes: Transition, Transformation, or Endings and Beginnings.

Okay, typically, this card has a rather gruesome image. Definitely one for you horror folks. All ten swords have landed in a man, pinning him to the ground under a dark sky. (Think of the final scene in 300.) Murder, crimes of passion, or war plots come to mind. Maybe a theme of pain or grief yet with the promise of the sun rising again on a new day?

Characters:

Embrace change.

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

For more information on the Tens in general, please refer back to the Ten of Fire.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Meet the Cards: Nine of Air

Generally, all Nines:

  • Express the mastery of their suit, or element.
  • Reflect the themes and wisdom of The Hermit.
  • Symbolize completion.
  • Can be the resolution of a plot point such as the crisis or climax; the character’s mastery of the change in their arc; or the conclusion of any trials either in the plot or with the character.
  • Are the conclusion of the final set of mini-dramas mentioned in the Numbers in Tarot post.
  • For additional info on Nines check out Tarot Notes Take a Number series on nines.

Gaian-Tarot-Nine-Air

What I See:

I love seeing images in these cards I’ve seen in real life. The petroglyph seen in the upper left corner is She Who Watches. A sense of protection washed over me as I viewed this image in rock. (Here’s the legend.)

The stormy clouds seem to reflect an inner turmoil. Grief even. There’s a deeper sense of soul-searching to this image than the Three of Air. We’ve moved beyond pouring out our thoughts onto paper. That looks like it might be a standing stone which are often sacred spots and give me a sense of grounding.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

Don’t dwell on ‘could haves’ or ‘should haves.’

  • Keywords: Soul-Searching, Shadow-Work, Prayer, or Mind-Healing.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of being crushed by grief.

  • Keywords: Nightmares, Guilt, Suffering, or Depression.

Plots:

How about a retelling of the She Who Watches legend?

This particular card definitely speaks to the ‘Dark Night of the Soul’ so perhaps exploring depression, or melancholy. The eyes in the corner could mean a haunting, real or imagined or dreamed. Perhaps a nightmare?

How about loneliness? A mother’s grief? Pain?

Perhaps, she has traveled to a sacred spot for a premonition. Or maybe focus on the power of three times three (the nine).

  • Nine Themes: Self-mastery, Solitude, Wisdom, Experience, or Completion.

According to Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner, the Nine of Swords is historically said to “suggest that someone’s suspicions or misgivings about a shady character were well-founded.” Perhaps a mystery or thriller?

Characters:

Open compassion for others.

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

The nine-point personality enneagram can also be useful for character building.

All Nines are E9: Mediator, Peacemaker, and/or Preservationist

  • Self Image — I am content
  • Passion — Indolence, Laziness, or Accidia
  • Virtue — Diligence
  • Narcissistic Trap — Self-abasement
  • Avoids — Conflict
  • Speaking Style — Monotonous or Rambling

E9 people are instinctive, spontaneous, and intuitive. Their “gut” feeling is the center of their awareness. They are often direct or territorial. They are concerned with power, ruled by aggression, and may be troubled by self-doubt or self-blame.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Balance vs. Imbalance

Siete chakrasChakras.

With my yoga experience, minimal though it is, I’ve picked up a rudimentary knowledge of chakras. And I’ve been thinking about them this last week, quite a lot. (Perhaps due to the stress That Man and I have been under, which is resolving. We’re in a much better place than we were on Sunday).

The idea of chakras feels reminiscent to the idea of humors. Balance and imbalance. Hmm…that goes back to my word for the year. Maybe it isn’t so odd I’ve been dwelling on this.

There are seven main chakras.

Starting from the bottom and working your way up the spine, you have:

  1. Root, located at the base of the spine, Red, Earth, grounding and survival.
  2. Sacral, located just below the belly button, Orange, Water, sexuality and relationships.
  3. Solar Plexus, located just above the belly button, Yellow, Fire, personal power.
  4. Heart, located at the center of the chest, Green, Air, emotional zone and the masculine/feminine of self.
  5. Throat, located in the hollow of the throat, Blue, truth and willpower.
  6. Third Eye, located between the eyebrows, Indigo, intuition.
  7. Crown, located at the top of the head, Violet, divine consciousness.

Bet you don’t look at a rainbow the same again, LOL.

As you can see, the lovely elements we’re used to seeing with the tarot are present. And, of course, there are tarot cards associated with the chakras.

Root: The Emperor, The Devil, and The World
Sacral: The High Priestess, and The Empress
Solar Plexus: he Chariot, The Tower, and The Sun
Heart: The Lovers, Justice, Strength, and Temperance
Throat: The Magician, The Hierophant, and The Wheel of Fortune
Third Eye: The Moon, The High Priestess, and The Hermit
Crown: The Hanged Man, The Star, The Fool, and Judgment

The simplest way to use the tarot with the chakras is with a spread. However, this kind of spread is very personal, and potentially controversial, so I’m not going to post an example.

The easiest way is lay out a straight line. Focus on each chakra individually and draw one card per chakra. Each card reflects the main issue at the moment for that chakra.

If the card is upright, the chakra is open, balance. If the card is reversed, or upside down, the chakra is weak or closed, imbalance. By looking at a card’s keywords, you have a road map to fixing the chakra — focus the card’s ‘energy’ and work with it to turn the card right side up again.

What do you think, do chakras fit into your life?

You might also like:

Chakras, Tarot Majors, and Archangels — if you click on each chakra, you’ll get detailed correspondences as well as positive and negative attributes.
Seven Chakra Spread — from the Aeclectic Tarot Forum.
Chakra Spread — this is a more detailed tarot spread involving the chakras, also from Aeclectic.

Meet the Cards: Eight of Air

Gaian-Tarot-Eight-Air

What I See:

I see lots of Air colors here in the blues and yellows. The one man has a stick with a feather making me think of talking sticks. The rest of the people are actively listening. I picture community meetings, even the sharing of stories. I’m curious what has brought this group together.

This is a very positive card of teamwork verses the more traditional Eight of Swords which has more of an entrapment feel.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

You may be challenged individually for the betterment of the group.

  • Keywords: Transcending Destiny, Overcoming Obstacles (through hard work), or Release.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of trying to go it alone.

  • Keywords: Interference, Entrapment, Blockage, or Viscous Circle.

Plots:

A Knights of the Round table type of tale? Perhaps a council meeting whether political, communal, familial, or spiritual?

The sharing of tales, stories? How about story time at a library? Maybe teacher and students?

  • Eight Themes: Taking Action, Energy, Self-directed Movement, Empowerment, or Transforming Vision into Reality.

Typically, the Eight of Swords shows a blindfolded woman surrounded by swords — Damsel in Distress. A rescue story? Perhaps the swords are prison bars? Maybe a passive resistance theme? BDSM?

Characters:

Everyone shares power in a circle.

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

For more information on the Eights in general, please refer back to the Eight of Earth.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Meet the Cards: Seven of Air

What I See:

Gaian-Tarot-Seven-AirHike up into the clouds or follow the river? I definitely get a sense of the Air element with this card. Air is the strategist, the thinker, the communicator. Just like the map this hiker is holding, Air (Swords) “cut through confusion and get straight to the point” (Tarot for Writers by Corrine Kenner). He has a guide with the map yet he pauses, his route is not set in stone.

I won’t get into the whole pantser vs. plotter debate but it’s hard to miss the symbolism in the image on this card.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

Consider alternate routes as you strategize the next step of your journey.

  • Keywords: Apology, Constructive Criticism, Wit, or ‘Coming Out’.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of over planning.

  • Keywords: Guile, Thievery, Futility, or Deception.

Plots:

Like so many of the cards in this deck, a plot revolving around nature is the first thing that comes to my mind. A hiker, camper, mountain biker, etc. With the river on the map, perhaps a white water rafting trip.

Is he lost? An explorer? Is he even on Earth?

How about a dreamer, someone with their head in the clouds?

  • Seven Themes: Initiation, Focus, Inner Work, Setting Intentions, or Self-awareness.

Traditionally, this card shows a man carrying seven swords with tents in the background. Perhaps a more medieval story, or a reenactment? Is the man a squire in charge of preparing the weapons for battle? Maybe the man is stealing the swords? He could be a double agent.

Characters:

Plan yet leave room for spontaneity.

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

For more information on the Sevens in general, please refer back to the Seven of Water.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

Meet the Cards: Six of Air

Gaian-Tarot-Six-Air

What I See:

We have Air in the expanse of sky behind the people along with the flying birds. The blues and purples lend themselves to Air as well. Plus we see the river or sea, Water, which brings to mind an emotional focus. The people look like they are greeting the new day. Opening themselves to new possibilities, ideas, and insight. I get a sense of celebration from the drum and the open arms lifted as though in the motion of dance. I also get a sense of prayer or opening one’s self to a greater spirit. There is also a reflective, meditative feeling in this image. I see people coming together in a joint activity, the blending of like minds if you will.

General Air element/Sword suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Air.

Light (upright) Reading:

You are open to new insight and clarity.

  • Keywords: Moving on, Smooth Sailing, Beneficial Changes, or Travel.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of being caught in a negative thinking cycle.

  • Keywords: Tentative, Fearful, Standstill, or Postponements.

Plots:

The first thought that comes to my mind is a class…yoga, dance, Jazzercise. The second thought that comes to mind is a retreat…spiritual, communal, festival. Perhaps your story focuses on the dynamic of these different people coming together? Or, maybe these people are members of a cult? Are they evil, or just misguided?

How about a transitional focus? Perhaps this is a celebration of life…birth, death. Or a transition from childhood to adulthood? Perhaps it is a welcome home, or a good-bye. How about moving beyond a troubled life to peaceful, or more fulfilling, one?

I imagine someone is leading this group in whatever exercise it is they are doing. How about leadership? Or a guide of some kind?

  • Six Themes: Reciprocity, Collaboration, Peak Experience, Interaction, or Community.

Traditionally, this card is depicted with a ferryman steering a boat pierced by six swords across a river. The River Styx, anyone? The six swords could be old injuries or scars…how’d your hero/ine come by them? How about six tests your MC must pass?

Maybe, it is as simple as a journey, whether spiritual or physical. Or is it the arrival of a messenger?

Characters:

With new perspective we have the power to change.

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Nobility, Warrior, and Political class.

Additionally, look up one of the Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) for personality traits.

For more information on the Sixes in general, please refer back to the Six of Fire.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

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