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What I See:

The first thing that strikes me are the circles. We have the full moon which makes me think of the ebb and flow of emotions, and of coming full circle. We have the circle on her shirt which looks a little like a dragon, hello Fire. We have the circle she’s standing in, a sacred circle, with candles marking the four directions. Even her hair gives me the image of a circle. She appears to be breathing deeply, mediating, centering herself, absorbing the energy of the world around her. I get a sense of empowerment.

General Fire element/Wands suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Fire

Light (upright) Reading:

You’ve stepped into the sacred circle to celebrate a right of passage.

  • Keywords: Celebration, Blessings, Harmony, or Bountiful Harvest.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

You’re burned out, it’s time to recharge.

  • Keywords: Insecurity, Social Gaffs, Thankless, or Incompatibility.

Plots:

How about a story focusing on rituals preformed by the light of a full moon? Sacred Circles? Perhaps Stonehenge or, even, Newgrange? How about one of the Celtic Fire Festivals? Or a Native American Fire Ceremony?

Perhaps a story about coming full circle? Feminine empowerment? Or the four directions? Travel, or coming home? There’s a connection to nature, perhaps even fertility, here you might use.

  • Four Themes: Sacred Space, Structure, Boundaries, Limits, Foundation, or Stewardship.

Typically, this card shows a couple putting together garlands for a wedding canopy. Perhaps a wedding, or other celebration? The garlands are held up by four wands, four corners. Perhaps a first home? Or how about the finding, or losing, of security?

Characters:

You have the power to accomplish anything you’ve set your mind to.

  • 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 Fours in general, please refer back to the Four of Earth.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide

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