Three of Blades Eight of Blades Six of Spikes Eight of Spikes
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.

Online Free Reading from the Ironwing Tarot by Lorena Babcock Moore.

Ironwing Tarot

All artwork, electronic images, and text are copyright ©2001-2004 by Lorena Babcock Moore. Script copyright ©2004 by Daniel Moore.