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Originally Posted by Strange2
There are so many interesting images in this card!

The turbulent sky indicates a new weather front or season is moving in: ...changes are a-coming.

The standing stones with the upward slanting capstone gives the impression of a ramp or launch pad to the heavens. Or it could be viewed as a giant scale, used to weigh souls against Maat's feather.
Yes, that's why I kept wanting to make it a funerary platform. I didn't think the resemblance to a scale, though. Good point.

Originally Posted by Strange2
Those faces on the upper right contained within an upward (or downward) sweeping arc (or uterus?). These may be souls awaiting judgment and "direction", or awaiting new incarnation. Or departed family/clan members. Perhaps they represent masks, the different personas that a soul wears during its incarnations.
Indeed, maybe even the "born again" sort of experiences that one undergoes even in a single lifetime.

Originally Posted by Strange2
The mixture of the old (the ancient rocks, the primeval landscape), the new (the pregnant Gaia, the incoming weather front), and the in-between (the ghostly visages and half-formed orbs) depicts that aura of timelessness that Julie mentions in the BBB (big brown book). This is where time, space, energy, direction, spirit, and form intersect, at the crossroads on this Cross Quarter day.
Oh! Great stuff, Strange2! Delightful to read the way you've stuck the intersecting multi-leveled crossroads and the Cross Quarter day. It brings everything into a sharper focus because now one can see the parts in relation to the whole so much better. And the movement: kaleidoscopic, even. Thanks so much!
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