XIV Quench Gatemaker of Blades Six of Coils
MAJOR ARCANA: The lesson, challenge, gift, or opportunity in this situation.
XIV - Quench (Temperance):
A newly-forged bowl is quenched in icy water, creating steam that cracks and melts icicles. Quenching cools and hardens the metal and declares its shape perfect: a healer's bowl for holding cool herb-scented water, protecting precious crystals, or burning incense or scribbled paper.
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.
Six of Coils:
Iron bracelets shaped like the coldwater Pacific Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). Repetitive designs show the rootlike holdfast, leaflike blades, and floating gas bladders. Deep memories become part of the body, and are released in clear flute music and the rhythm of ocean currents and surf.

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