II Red Earth Shaman of Spikes Seven of Blades
MAJOR ARCANA: The lesson, challenge, gift, or opportunity in this situation.
II - Red Earth (The High Priestess):
The extinct Australian Pleistocene horned tortoise, Meiolania, carries a shell of iron ore stromatolites (fossil algae), one of the earth's oldest life forms. Unknowable guardian of earth history and geological secrets, she is a guide to true knowledge and opens the door to new mysteries we would not have guessed existed.
SPIRIT GUIDE: An aspect of yourself to draw on or develop.
Shaman of Spikes: Fire of Fire.
As a mountain lion crowned with honey locust pods and thorns, she summons a luna moth from cup fungi. Spike lanterns show her mastery of purifying but destructive wildfire and of cool night woods phosphorescence that brings visions and nightmares. She is the purifier, exorcist, and shadow chaser.
NUMBER CARD: A focus for action or something that needs attention.
Seven of Blades:
Skeleton hands reach through an African wrist knife surrounded by finger knives. Two Bald Ibises (Geronticus eremita) face off in ritualized conflict, when wielding power and avoiding it are equally risky.

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