Ten of Coils XV Molten Iron Nine of Blades Madrone of Spikes
FIRE: Inspiration, creativity, intuition, timing.
Ten of Coils:
A chain of interlocking snails becomes more than the sum of its links, and conjures a new growing spirit-snail that is the essence of its wholeness.
WATER: Feelings, emotions, attachments, subconscious.
XV - Molten Iron (The Devil):
She stands on iron that melts except where her hands cool it into coils, and stares into a mesmerizing pool of molten iron. A giant desert centipede crawls up her back, symbol of rising uncontrolled energy. If she masters the temptation of fear, she gains power and does not place others in bondage to her weakness.
AIR: Thought, intellect, conflict, communication.
Nine of Blades:
A raven mask glares at staring-eyed tri-blade arrowheads - is she their sender or their target? In such a complex situation, only the movement has meaning, since it makes the eyes on the arrows sing with whistling noises - a fearful or exultant sound.
EARTH: Material world, physical body, work, skill or craft.
Madrone of Spikes: Water of Fire.
Her lightning rod forms a fulgurite, a tube of lighting-sintered sand. Her body is a madrone tree that shelters a spadefoot toad. She drops toad eggs and tadpoles into desert rain pools. She is the shower of sparks that inspires a new project or relationship, and the soothing reassurance that allows it to grow.

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