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What I See:Gaian-Tarot-Explorer-Fire

Fire dance. I’m drawn to this card, though the mask is kinda creepy. The fire is moving so fast as to appear continuous, almost like a ribbon. She has to have practiced, a lot. I get a sense of daring. She’s focused and, somehow, making a very dangerous art form look graceful. And sensual. I imagine there is a feeling of being in the eye of a storm with the flames whooshing around her.

General Fire element/Wands suit:

Please refer back to the Ace of Fire

Light (upright) Reading:

You inspire boldness.

  • Keywords: Confidence, Vision, Spontaneous, Dynamic, or Enthusiastic.

Shadow (upside down or reverse) Reading:

Beware of a volatile situation.

  • Keywords: Unfocused, Unpredictable, Destructive, Seething, or Callous.


Some sort of Fire ceremony. An erotic mating dance. A sacrifice to the gods. A test. A rite of passage. A quest of self-transformation. A gymnast at the Olympics?

Perhaps, a storm or being caught in the eye of a hurricane/tornado?

How about a pyromaniac? A forest fire? Maybe you see solar flares. Perhaps a tale of survival? Getting burned and starting over? Or maybe, she is the heart of a star.

  • Explorer Themes: Energy, Passion, Motion Towards Goal, Intention, Focus, Single-mindedness, Idealism, Vitality, or Lust for Life.


“I dare to be transformed by the flames of passion and creativity.” ~Joanna Powell Colbert

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

MBTI: ENTP (Extroverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving)

The nine-point personality enneagram can also be useful for character building.

 Explorers/Knights/Princes are an equal mix of E7: Epicure, Enthusiast, Visionary, Dream, and/or Generalist

  • Self Image — I am happy
  • Passion — Gluttony, Over-indulgence, or Charlatanry
  • Virtue — Sobriety
  • Narcissistic Trap — Idealism
  • Avoids — Pain
  • Speaking Style — Garrulous or Story-telling

E7 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.

and E8: Boss, Top Dog, Challenger, and/or Confronter

  • Self Image — I am strong
  • Passion — Lust
  • Virtue — Simplicity
  • Narcissistic Trap — Justice
  • Avoids — Weakness
  • Speaking Style — Challenging or Unmasking

E8 people are instinctive, spontaneous, and intuitive. Their “gut” feeling is the center of their awareness. They are often direct or territorial. They are concerned with power, ruled by aggression, and may be troubled by self-doubt or self-blame.

You will have to decide which fits your character best.

Additionally, look up one of the Fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) for personality traits.

  • Careers: Writer, Crusader, Lecturer, Salesman, Pro-Athlete, Race Car Driver, Paramedic, Cowboy, Union Leader, Journalist, and Explorer.
  • Recreation: Skydiving, Rock climbing, Hiking, Racing, Horse riding, and Any outdoor competitive/extreme sport.

For more information on the Explorers in general, please refer back Explorer of Earth.

Image: Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert from Llewellyn Worldwide