XV Molten Iron I The Magician Ore of Spikes VI Connection
FIRE: Inspiration, creativity, intuition, timing.
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.
WATER: Feelings, emotions, attachments, subconscious.
I - The Magician:
Masked for secrecy and drama, she communicates expertly but shows only what she wants us to see. She carries iron symbols of the four elements that she summons and combines at will, with innate talent, but without knowledge or experience.
AIR: Thought, intellect, conflict, communication.
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.
EARTH: Material world, physical body, work, skill or craft.
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.

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