XVIII The Moon Apprentice of Blades Two of Spikes
MAJOR ARCANA: The lesson, challenge, gift, or opportunity in this situation.
XVIII - The Moon:
The coyote as moon goddess stands at a gate of Moonwort ferns contemplates her skeleton or talks to an ancestor, her hands trailing in the water that flows between worlds. The moon is shown full and in eclipse, bringer of strange dreams and wishes, prophetic visions or confusion, clarity or madness. Moon shells show the moon's bright and hidden sides.
SPIRIT GUIDE: An aspect of yourself to draw on or develop.
Apprentice of Blades: Earth of Air.
She holds a winter orchid (Aplectrum hyemale) and an ancient Greenland eskimo knife, cold-hammered from a flake of meteorite iron. Orchid flowers decorate her hair, and seeds blow when she plays the xun, a Chinese ocarina. Seeking intellectual challenge, she studies form and pattern in nature and applies it to practical design.
NUMBER CARD: A focus for action or something that needs attention.
Two of Spikes:
An Eyed Click Beetle watches between torches that burn smoldering incense and flaming scented oil. Its real eyes are hidden and the obvious patterned ones are false - or a mask. The view is of two worlds at once, a choice between equally powerful opposites.

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