|FIRE: Inspiration, creativity, intuition, timing.
Three of Blades: Masked shrikes with hooked beaks wield broken thorns. A trident flashes three sharp words, breaking a trefoil mirror that becomes a window on the night rain that dispels fears, false symbols, and illusions.
|WATER: Feelings, emotions, attachments, subconscious.
Eight of Blades: A woman with shorn hair covers her eyes from the sight of braids hung like trophies on a throwing star, and does see the garden tool that will cut through the roots of obstructions.
|AIR: Thought, intellect, conflict, communication.
Six of Spikes: An iron agave stalk holds sparkling seedpod lamps, and the base holds a honeycomb. These spike-leaved desert plants take years to mature, then they flower in a blaze of midsummer glory before dying. Young rosettes of new plants are hidden under the dead leaves.
|EARTH: Material world, physical body, work, skill or craft.
Eight of Spikes: When the timing is right, iron feathers on a shaman's costume transform into real feathers, heated in magical flight. A bird bone flute summons a caracara spirit, Garuda of the desert grasslands. The shaman's stories inspire people and remind them who they are.
All artwork, electronic images, and text are copyright ©2001-2004 by Lorena Babcock Moore. Script copyright ©2004 by Daniel Moore.