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What I See:
There’s something rather sexy about a lady blacksmith to me. It’s a skill set more suited to a man’s strength yet there’s an element of artistry, too. I wonder if she followed in a parent’s footsteps or actively sought out the career. She has physical strength to work with iron. She has patience. She must have determination to see her project through to the end.
General Fire element/Wands suit:
Please refer back to the Ace of Fire
Light (upright) Reading:
“Strike while the iron is hot.”
- Keywords: Taking a Stand, Courage, Bravado, or Self-Confidence.
Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:
Beware of letting opportunities pass you by.
- Keywords: Retreat, Crudeness, Abrasive, or Brashness.
She’s wearing an amulet that looks like Thor’s hammer, a retelling of a myth? Perhaps she is Thor’s daughter? How about exploring her career choice…did she follow in a parent’s footsteps or actively pursue it? Maybe, she’s just one of a tribe of Amazon women?
There’s a primitive feel to the setting, perhaps your story centers around a people who’ve returned to an earlier time? The tattoos on her arms makes me think of warriors — a struggle for land? Position?
- Seven Themes: Initiation, Focus, Inner Work, Setting Intentions, or Self-awareness.
Typically, this card shows a man on a hill with six wands in front of him while he holds the seventh as if to defend himself. How about a bravery theme? Being outnumbered?
You have the strength to transform your life.
- 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 Sevens in general, please refer back to the Seven of Water.
Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide