Three of Coils Ore of Spikes VIII Crystallization IV The Anvil
FIRE: Inspiration, creativity, intuition, timing.
Three of Coils:
A cauldron, a dipper, and a sacred well cover with three windows showing bubbles rising from the deep source. Triskele spirals are offerings to the precious water that heals, cleans and nourishes everyone as it brings them together.
WATER: Feelings, emotions, attachments, subconscious.
Ore of Spikes - Hematite:
An antlered torch blazes above jasper-banded hematite, igniting the imagination. Ore glows in the furnace, an image of the birth of inspiration. Hematite is the most important iron ore, and other ores must be heated to fully oxidize them to this mineral before smelting. It is the mineral pigment red ochre.
AIR: Thought, intellect, conflict, communication.
VIII - Crystallization (Justice):
A pyrite "sun" dissolves in black acid springwater and reprecipitates as crystals and a sparkling coating on three hazelnuts that have fallen into the water. Balance is sometimes maintained in unexpected ways that are difficult to recognize unless viewed objectively.
EARTH: Material world, physical body, work, skill or craft.
IV - The Anvil (The Emperor):
The blacksmith's tool, world axis, sacred symbol, workbench, altar, source of authority, and deity. It holds the solidity of the earth's core and the tension of growing tree roots, and imposes sacred order, stability, and focus.

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