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What I See:

Gaian-Tarot-Child-FireWhile I love the enthusiasm I see in the boy’s face I have to say this image kinda freaks me out. He too close to those flames! I worry of a future pyromaniac. On the other hand, I imagine campfires and singing, or telling stories, and spending time with family/friends.

Fire is the spiritual element and people have been gazing into fires for visions since humans discovered it! Fire speaks to spontaneity. I think of “dancing like no one is watching.”

General Fire element/Wands suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Fire

Light (upright) Reading:

You are eager to try something new.

  • Keywords: Daring, Optimistic, Exciting, Resourceful, or Cheerful.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of being reckless or not paying attention to detail.

  • Keywords: Rashness, Dismissive, Curt, Braggart, or Prima Donna.


How about a group of friends celebrating summer with a bonfire on the beach? Or perhaps telling stories during a camping trip or family reunion? Maybe one of the four Celtic Fire Feasts or a Native American Fire Ceremony.

Perhaps a burning desire, whether following a dream or chasing after a romance. What about a love at first sight tale? Or a MC who is quick to anger?

How about a theology student? A shaman’s apprentice? Or a spiritual messenger? Perhaps a vision quest.

What about the cat? Maybe a story around an animal warming themselves by the fire.

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


“I jump at new opportunities.” ~Joanna Powell Colbert

  • Suit Archetype/Feudal Class: Peasant or Servant Class.

MBTI: INTP (Introverted Intuitive 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 Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) for personality traits.

  • Careers: Student, Apprentice, Journalist, Fame-ho, Amateur Athlete, Talent Show Junkie, and Star-Child.
  • Recreation: Jazzercise, Spinning, Beach Volleyball, Martial Arts, Soccer, and Anything that works up a sweat and tires them out.

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