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What I See:

My first thoughts are of peace and power. Having just talked about chakras, my eye is drawn to that part of the image. I see him drawing power from Mother Earth up through his chakras to burst back into nature. Yet, there’s also a sense of an aura in the glow around him, speaking to the Fire element. The cave, a sacred one according to the book, gives us the Earth element and grounds him. Renewal.

General Fire element/Wands suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Fire

Light (upright) Reading:

You are at peace with yourself and where you are at in your life.

  • Keywords: Fortification, Self-Protection, Discipline, or Determined.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

It’s time to reconnect spiritually.

  • Keywords: Wounded, Boredom, Adversity, or Impracticality.


An eastern themed story? A story exploring yoga, health, healing, meditation, and/or chakras? A spiritual quest?

That aura looks like a transporter devise, perhaps an alien? A god? Ascension to a higher plane of existence? Maybe some kind of power transfer?

The Crown Chakra looks like an actual crown, perhaps royalty?

How about some steampunk? Maybe the chakras are gears?

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

Typically, this card shows a warrior type man with wands at his back. A wounded warrior? A live to fight another day theme? A last stand?


A being of light and of flesh.

  • 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 Nines in general, please refer back to the Nine of Air.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide