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Originally Posted by Sulis
I'm a bit confused by the pears. There are a lot of them in this deck and I'm at a loss as to how to interpret them. My Penguin Dictionary of Symbols says that they are a symbol of eroticism and sensuality due to their shape (feminine) and their juiciness (also feminine ) but I can't really see how that relates to Justice or to many of the other cards they appear in (the Emperor springs to mind)...
Thoughts on pears anyone?
I don't have this deck...been waffling about ordering it so I peek into this thread from time to time.

Sulis according to one of my symbol books (An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Traditional Symbols by Thames & Hudson) in Chinese culture pears are a symbol for longevity; justice; good goverment; and good judgment.
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