Shaman of Bells Apprentice of Coils XXI The World Ten of Spikes
FIRE: Inspiration, creativity, intuition, timing.
Shaman of Bells: Fire of Earth.
A turkey vulture journeys while playing the bones, gourd and pomegranate rattles, bells forged from her feathers, and a tambourine. Her skull is an egg hatching a baby vulture shaman. She is the psychopomp who guides the dead to the Otherworld and the living through the maze of grief or transformation.
WATER: Feelings, emotions, attachments, subconscious.
Apprentice of Coils: Earth of Water.
From a sacred spring surrounded by rare ferns, she carries clean water for drinking and for quenching hot iron. Her ancient Chinese cauldron becomes a black mirror for scrying. Open and sensitive, she lives in a world of moods, atmospheres, and hidden connections.
AIR: Thought, intellect, conflict, communication.
XXI - The World:
The lodestone forms the heart of an iron dancer with a bell body, a blade mask that splits the air, coiled legs that dance on water, and spike hands trailing fire. Beyond are the interlocking iron crystals of the earth's core. Knowing her limits and fully using the space within them, she dances arrival, completion, and wholeness.
EARTH: Material world, physical body, work, skill or craft.
Ten of Spikes:
Ten malevolent-looking pins surround a desert pinacate beetle that stands on its head in self-defense. Entomologists use black pins for mounting insects. Some shamans remove harmful intrusions as black pins, in a burst of purifying energy that burns out to exhaustion and release.

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