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1. The Uniform

3. The Locket

5. The Intersection

4. The Blind Spot

2. The Inner Fire

1. The Uniform This is your outside appearance; what you know and others can see.

Three of Ribbons

This is a card of choices not taken. Every choice we made carries the weight of the choices we haven't, which are carried away like ribbons in the wind. When we reach for something, the things we have not chosen fly away and are lost forever.

In a reading, this card suggests that possibilities gained always imply possibilities lost, and that we must be aware of the things that are being given up whenever we make a choice. The card may represent those things, or warn us that the things we have chosen against, we may never be able to choose again.

Keywords: Choice Acceptance Sacrifice

2. The Inner Fire This is the unknown: what you're not aware of, no one can see, but what is ruling you from the inside.


On one level, this is a card about quick thinking and lightning reflexes that save one from a bad situation. On a deeper level, it may also symbolize unexpected agility and reserves of strength.

In a reading, Escape may represent some adversity in your life, which nimbleness, quick thinking, and strength can fight off. It almost always represents an external, rather than an internal, threat.

Keywords: Quickness Agility Conflict

3. The Locket This is the hidden: what you know but won't show others.

The Banishing

The Banishing is a card of choosing between two worlds. On the one hand, the Schoolgirl can stay in the monster's world, protecting her small spot of joy but letting the monsters run free. Or she can seal the monsters away from her world...but will that mean losing the joy she has found?

In a reading, the Banishing is a complex, ambiguous card that can be difficult to interpret. It suggests that we have the ability to choose one of two worlds. We can choose one world where we can protect our small spot of joy at the cost of allowing monsters to run free in the other world. We can seal the monsters away, without knowing how it will affect us. Or maybe, just maybe, we can find a way to keep elements of both worlds, though this is a difficult choice: keeping that spark of joy while locking the monsters away.

Keywords: Change Choice Acceptance

4. The Blind Spot This is the blind spot: what you can't recognize, but what others see in you.

Four of Books

The Four of Books is a card symbolic of failure to prioritize. This card may indicate a situation where we are at an impasse of our own creation. We are spending so much time trying to make everything happen at once that we can't get get anything accomplished at all.

In a reading, it may be a symbol of some situation where we have taken on too many things in a haphazard way, and now they are beginning to tumble down around us; or it may be a reminder to prioritize and work on doing just one thing at a time.

Keywords: Indecision Frustration Deadlock

5. The Intersection This is the the synthesis of all these forces and the marker or your success in working with others.

Scholar of Books

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