XX Spiral Furnace VI Connection Six of Blades XIII Death
FIRE: Inspiration, creativity, intuition, timing.
XX - The Furnace (Judgement):
Bright as molten iron, she emerges from the spiral smelter, the alchemist's athanor and crucible of change, the place of testing and refining, where all that is unnecessary is burned away and only pure new metal remains. The snake-haired White Goddess, renewing herself as she sheds outgrown skins, oversees the transformation.
WATER: Feelings, emotions, attachments, subconscious.
VI - Connection (The Lovers):
Two women draw with charcoal on a turtle shell, and combine their visions at the center. The iron ring shows six ways to join two pieces of iron, each progressively hotter, more permanent, and less reversible - a reminder to be aware but not fearful of one's level of commitment to a person, place, or idea.
AIR: Thought, intellect, conflict, communication.
Six of Blades:
A heron of wooded swamps and a sandhill crane of the prairies entwine bird scissors. A bird-masked person reaches the end of a long journey and leaves her boat to swim in disguise to an unknown shore. Hope dawns and solid ground is reached when Science, Art, and Spirit are one.
EARTH: Material world, physical body, work, skill or craft.
XIII - Death:
A mask of rusty iron weeping salt crystals - the shocking decay of what seems imperishable. A skull dissolves, its phosphate combining with iron to form vivianite crystals in an unexpected and mysterious transformation that carries no trace of the original bone.

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