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What I See:
Okay, I’m claiming this card for myself, I am a Fire sign after all 🙂
I love the colors, I see sunrise and sunset in them. I positively adore the woman dancing as though no one is watching! The three balls of Fire are drawn to her. Fire keywords like passion, creativity, and enthusiastic come to mind. I’m reminded of what I said about the Fire element, “Fire’s lust for life is contagious, spreading to those around them,” and imagine she’s spreading her magic.
The affirmation of this card is, “I express my joy and passion openly.” Love that, what a great motto to live by.
General Fire element/Wands suit:
Please refer back to the Ace of Fire
Light (upright) Reading:
There is nothing holding you back.
- Keywords: Visionary, Creativity, Initial Success, and Enterprising.
Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:
You may be self-conscious about expressing yourself.
- Keywords: Overconfidence, Carelessness, Arrogance, and Distrust.
A dancing woman, how about a story around belly-dancers? Perhaps a shaman? Native American/Canadian First Nations dancers? Maybe she dancing in celebration, or as part of a ceremony?
Maybe your story takes place on a world with three suns? Or maybe something as simple as a desert local? Perhaps a retelling of a sun god/dess like Ra?
Those clouds look stormy, perhaps a storm at sea? Or maybe those aren’t clouds but smoke from a forest fire? How about ball lightning?
- Three Themes: Harmony, Abundance, Ease, Manifestation, Productivity, or Expression.
Typically, this card depicts a man “waiting for his ships to come in” so perhaps a story surrounding business? A partnership, a merger, or maybe a takeover? An investment?
Magical energy draws others into your sphere.
- Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Peasant or Servant Class.
Additionally, look up one of the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) for personality traits.
For more information on the Threes in general, please refer back to the Three of Water.
Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide