XIX The Sun Shaman of Blades Ore of Coils
MAJOR ARCANA: The lesson, challenge, gift, or opportunity in this situation.
XIX - The Sun:
She stands under a flaming iron sunwheel, absorbing its brightness until she begins to glow and become a sun herself. She makes a door for others in the red curtain of flame, and controls her own crackling black blaze and cool white glow at will.
SPIRIT GUIDE: An aspect of yourself to draw on or develop.
Shaman of Blades: Fire of Air.
Masked as a snowy owl, she holds claw-shaped ceremonial knives on poles that claim land. She uses a bone spiritcatcher to capture, keep, and transmit lost souls with her breath, and travels to the Upperworld on reindeer antler bridges. She is the guardian of sacred places, spirit speaker, interpreter of nature.
NUMBER CARD: A focus for action or something that needs attention.
Ore of Coils - Goethite:
A coiled fountain holds the shell of a paper nautilus (Argonauta argo) over bubbly-looking goethite. Water unites the fragile white shell and the dark sturdy stone in a self-renewing shower of empathy. Goethite is brown metallic "bog ore" found in sedimentary rocks, often crystallizing out of groundwater. It is the mineral pigments raw sienna and brown ochre.

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