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I like that the swords are pictured as female shaped, being birthed into the world, instead of the imagery of the "hand of God", instead it's the birth canal of the Goddess.

About the Moon imagery: Something didn't feel right to me about the waxing and waning -- I always learned that the moon fills from the bottom up, the waxing moon therefore is the one with the crescent at the bottom, or to the right side ) . The Waning crescent is at the top, or to the left ( .

I checked this out at a NASA site, and it is correct.

So in (moon)light (I couldn't resist) of that, I would say that the Ace of Sword is just after the Dark of the Moon, when new ideas can just begin to take shape. The moon is the slightest sliver. The moon in the Ace of Pentacles would then be Waxing toward harvest, which makes sense.

The Full moon, of course, stays the same -- a time of great, exuberant power.

The Ace of Cups is the one that has me a bit stumped, as it is a waning moon. What I think is that it's a time for going inside, getting ready for the encounter with the dark, unconscious, indicated by all that water.

Let me know if this revised version of the moons makes sense.
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