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Maat study group: 7 of Wands

Wow- guess I will be the first to dip into this one

Card/Number: 7 of Wands/28

Card Image: see attached

First Impression: A very appropriate image for this card of "under siege". Too often, we do not realize that we are being worked against, it is not so flagrantly exposed, but rather can often hide behind the face of diplomacy.

Card Description: Two Native Americans trade furs with a European settler in the harsh winter. A canoe sits in the water, the sun setting in the distance.

Masculine/Feminine/Neutral: Masculine

Colors: Red, white, pink, brown

Senses: The cold nips at your skin, the tobacco smells smoky and tastes sweet. You distrust this stranger, his overall motives, yet you trade shrewdly- both for the goods that he has, as well as for information that may prove valuable to your people.

Symbols: Native American/European men, trade, furs, pipe, wilderness

Story (Intuitive): The trade is done, he is gone. Good! I watch the old man smoking his pipe, a grave look on his face. "Yes, you know in the end how this will turn out for my people. I too realized the threat, we all did. In the end, it was not about 'winning' a battle, but maintaining our pride and keeping our heritage alive. Remember, there are times where you will feel so strong in your stance, in your beliefs, in your ideals- but no matter how strong you are, there will be people who will try to take it from you by force. They can take the tangible things, yes- but your spirit, your soul, your heritage- those remain yours unless YOU choose to give them up by walking away, or even worse- by becoming like those that attack you. For now, we have the advantage, but we know that will not always be the case- so we embark on careful diplomacy, with the thought of preserving our own and passing it on to our children.". I nod, understanding, but still so angry at how horrible the outcome was. He smiles gently, "Remember this, as long as there are those that keep the Old Ways, we remain strong. Though much has been taken from us, in the end, we have won.".

Astrologic: week of the new moon in Aquarius. Planetary ruler: Uranus.

Element: Air

Keywords: under siege, resistance

Meanings: outnumbered attack but you still have the advantage

Quote: "Remember what you truly fight for, and guard it well."
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