The Mad Scientist is a representation of unexpected knowledge gained in a traumatic situation. The Mad Scientist performs experiments on the Schoolgirl, but through this experience, the Schoolgirl learns something new about herself.
In a reading, this card indicates a time when you may be faced with what seems a frightening catastrophe--but in the middle of a terrible event may discover something of great value about yourself. It tells us that even when we are faced with something traumatic, we may carry away some new knowledge that enriches our lives.
Keywords: Trauma Conflict Discovery Self-Knowledge
Enchantment is a card of taking your experiences, even those that seemed traumatic at the time, and using them to enrich your life.
In a reading, it suggests being on the verge of reclaiming power over things that once seemed outside of your control. Even the adversities we face can help to empower us.
Keywords: Empowerment Enrichment Self-Knowledge
The Librarian represents intellectual knowledge, in its most raw and asic form. She acts as a gatekeeper; the knowledge archived all around her is her domain, and she is both the guide to that knowledge and the person who decides what knowledge will most benefit the people who come to her.
In a reading, the Librarian may represent access to secret, arcane, or specialized knowlege. There is a deeper meaning in this card; the Librarian knows that information without organization or purpose is merely trivia. Information by itself can't solve problems! It is up to us to understand how to synthesize information into knowledge.
Keywords: Intellect Knowledge
This card symbolizes the morning come after the night and the sunshine come after the rain. It represents gaining a wealth of experience, and from those experiences, wisdom. Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from poor judgment; here, the experiences and weathering the storm have granted the good judgment necessary to reach a dream.
In a reading, it indicates tard-won knowledge, the ability to use our experiences to become wiser and more insightful. It may also indicate a need for the wisdom of experience in dealing with what's in front of us or moving toward a goal.
Keywords: Knowledge Wisdom Calm
This card appears to let us know that our work is paying off; we have reached a time when it is okay to relax and savor the rewards we have reaped. We know our own self well enough, and our sense of self is strong enough, to allow others to know us, too.
In a reading, it represents a time when our work is being rewarded. We are secure and free to explore. On a deeper level, it may refer to some part of our lives in which we have the ability to enjoy the fruits of our labors.
Keywords: Success Self-Knowledge Achievement
This card may turn up to signify a situation in which we have invested energy in an idea and are just reaching the point where that investment allows us to reach for something new. The books beneath the girl both literally and metaphorically allow her to extend her grasp; she has read them and gained new understanding which is necessary for her to grasp the ideas contained in the book she now reaches for.
In a reading, it may indicate something that is out of reach, but which we can, if we stand on the things we've already learned, perhaps just barely bring within our grasp. On a deeper level, it reminds us to use the resources we have available to us; without them, what we reach for will forever be beyond us.
Keywords: Knowledge Achievement Progress Gain
This card says it is time to pass on our knowledge to the next generation, and cautions us to make wise choices about what to pass on. The values and ideas that we hold will serve as the foundation for others, on which they will build their own lives; that foundation must be built with care.
In a reading, it indicates a situation where we have a role as a teacher or a distributor of ideas; we must be careful, for the effects we have on others will be profound.
Keywords: Responsibility Teaching Authority Knowledge Choice
The Scholar of Books is a receiver and translator, but not a creator, of knowledge--especially intellectual knowledge. This card may indicate a part of our lives where we are able to interact in two worlds--perhaps two different social circles, two different but related crafts or job skills, or two different areas of knowledge.
In a reading, it may point to some life event or situation where interacting in two spheres of knowledge is essential, or it may represent a person who has the ability to do so. It is also a caution that the ability to interact in these spheres does not necessarily, by itself, indicate mastery. Beware, for knowledge without understanding can be a tricky thing.
Keywords: Knowledge Skill Inexperience
The Disciple of Books represents the turbulent nature of intellectual discovery and inspiration, unchecked by experience or wisdom. The Disciple of Books is consuming vast quantities of information from a wide range of topics without synthesization. When it appears, it may mean that we find ourselves eager for, but also overwhelmed with, information...without a framework to comprehend it properly.
In a reading, it may indicate an area in which we are finding ourselves inundated with information that we can't put together properly. It may also represent someone in our lives who is a fount of information, but who lacks the ability to synthesize the information into a coherent whole. As the Librarian reminds us, information without context is not knowledge.
Keywords: Chaos Inexperience Learning Knowledge
The One of Tentacles represents the very earliest start of the expression of ourselves as physical beings. It may portend a new physical experience, learning a new physical skill, or gaining a new knowlege of ourselves or our bodies.
In a reading, it might represent some new skill, especially a physical skill, that we are trying to learn or are being made to explore. On a more metaphorical level, it may indicate the first stages of becoming comfortable with ourselves as physical beings, in a way we have not done before.
Keywords: Beginning New Knowledge Physical
The Adept of Tentacles is a master of the physical realm, at the right time and the right place with just the right skills to improve the lives of those around her.
In a reading, this card turns up to indicate a time when we have been handed a situation or stumbled upon an idea that we are are uniquely situated to capitalize on. We no longer have to wait for the light at the end of the tunnel; we ARE the light at the end of the tunnel.
Keywords: Opportunity Knowledge Success Mastery