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Originally Posted by Strange2
This card divided by the 4 swords into triangular color sections reminds me of the effect of a prism, which disperses white light into its spectral colors.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prism_(optics)

This color effect on the Maat 4 of Swords could represent examining things "in a new light", to gain new insights by looking at the situation from different perspectives. As Julie intended this card to represent connections with the past, the prismatic effect could indicate this reflection on the past, to learn from the past, to explore and reveal the mysteries and histories of those that came before us.
It may indeed. What a striking metaphor! It's the only permanent structure swords can build, is it not? One made of air and colored by thought? Annik mentioned that when she first saw the image, she thought it was one of Caesar in the Alps. That's another association from the past.
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