XVII The Star Gatemaker of Blades Four of Bells
MAJOR ARCANA: The lesson, challenge, gift, or opportunity in this situation.
XVII - The Star:
One woman stands on iron ore and watches the wonder of a basket star (Gorgonocephalus) rise from the ocean depths. Another stands on crinoid fossils (relatives of the sea star) and watches the miracle of a falling iron meteor. Each tries to attract the other's attention. Though they do not see each other, a third miracle - an open eye - unites them.
SPIRIT GUIDE: An aspect of yourself to draw on or develop.
Gatemaker of Blades: Air of Air.
She wears a falcon helmet and wields talon knives. The curved blades of her fingers are also her ribcage, covered in icicles from the polar stormclouds that become her breath. She breathes the winds of truth, and even of anger when there is no other choice. She can speak, think, and go where others will not.
NUMBER CARD: A focus for action or something that needs attention.
Four of Bells:
Bells in the shape of Bur Oak acorns hang below a medicinal bracket fungus (Ganoderma lucida) that grows on living and dead oak wood. Together they are reminders to know and use what is precious, and transform or release the rest.

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