Shadowscapes Tarot – Knight of Wands

We see a male figure riding a mythical lion with 2 horns [they look like those of the gazelles]. The rider wears a shiny armor and holds a spear. Both the lion and the rider look away from us, in the same direction – a sign they are very in tune with each other. Another indication of this are the green stones decorating the rider’s armor and the harness on the lion. The stones are placed over their chest/hearts.

5 foxes run along them, but they look in different directions – are they making sure they’re not attacked out of a sudden?

There is a spiral on the lion’s side, as well as a seashell directly under the lion.

The red ribbon we well know now, is wrapped around the rider’s arm, as well as having a part hanging off of his arm.

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This scene makes me think the young man went hunting [foxes are a type of dog after all]. He is also a rather strong group leader, one that shines the most, and he might even rescue you.

He likes his comfort- he’s using a rather comfortable looking saddle to ride the lion.
He likes to be in control. His control might be a bit brutal though: he seems to be holding on to the lion’s mane as there are no visible reigns there – pulling the lion’s mane can be more painful.


I first wrote this here. See more here as well.

Shadowscapes Tarot – Queen of Wands

This is another musical card -just like the page was.
This time, the female – a mythical being as she has both horns and faerie like wings, plays a harp build into a living tree. She wears a red gown, and has long blond hair.

We can also see faces and figures in the bark of the tree: 2 small fae figures are taking in her tune. 4 birds fly out, seemingly towards us. A 5th bird rests on the harp.

A fox is waiting at the female’s feet, while other 2 foxes sit in a bubble? or perhaps in a fox nest, under the tree. They’re not alone: a fae is there as well. These 2 foxes and the fae look up towards the lady, giving more the impression of a fox crib – or it burrow? Light radiates from the lady and the tree bears some green balls – or are they fruits? 3 gigantic seashells [the Fibonacci spiral] make up the ground.

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The female feels empowered when she plays her harp. She’s a strong woman and she can inspire others too, to go out there and do what they’re supposed to – this is why the birds fly away.

She is free like a bird [the dark one sitting on the harp] and she knows how to resonate with others, to make them do the right thing [or what she wants them to do]. In a way this is manipulation, but she doesn’t necessarily do it out of malice, but because she is wiser.

Her intuition never failed her, and this allows her to stand tall and stating her ground.

The card could also represent a very artistic person – music, painting, sculpting: something that speaks to the heart and soul of others. Whatever she creates has the power to move others.


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Shadowscapes Tarot – Page of Wands

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A female figure dressed in orange plays the violin with a really long wand. The wand curl and grows green leaves at one end. There is a tear drop shape design on her forehead. She also has crystal-like, multicolored wings. A red ribbon is wrapped and tied to her upper left arm. There is also a strong light at her back, and she stands tall.

5 foxes at her feet, curled against her skirt listen to her music. 2 mystical figures accompany her: one beats a drum, the other plays a guitar like instrument [what do they call that instrument?] Several fae figures fly around the female, mesmerized by her music.

We also see 2 large sea shells on the ground – Fibonacci spirals. 2 tree branches, and what appears to be a circle behind everything.

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All I can say, is that I can almost hear the tune she plays: calm, hypnotic, yet full of energy, and healing at the same time.

The foxes seem to have been on quite the journey and adventures – from discovering the wand on the ace, to protecting their young ones in the 7 of wands, and so on. Now they rest, soothed by the music, and they refuel.


Some more information here. I first wrote this here.

Shadowscapes Study – Two of Pentacles

From Dara’s post: [Read more here.]

This image is of a horned man on the ball of one foot, on a platform balanced on smaller, very unstable stones. He juggles two pentacles and maintains the balance, of not only the pentacles but also of his self on the platform. There’s a monkey with a butterfly on its face and a fairy dangling a bell from a red ribbon. There are red ribbons also tied to the man’s right arm. He also has a red triangle on his chest and each foot. There are fairies all about, a lizard in the circle motif of the pinnacle, and a green bird/dragon perhaps adhered to the standing platform.

What is interesting is that the weight distribution seems more heavy on the right side, with the monkey and fairy sitting on that side, a hole carved out of the left side and a bird adhered to the right. That means the person must work extra hard perhaps to maintain this balance of his self.


My post:

This card makes me think of more pragmatic things: an accountant or even better a manager [after reading both the explanation Stephanie gave, and the meaning of the two of pentacles on this page]

This is no ordinary man – he has horns, and he is confident that whatever he does is right and that works, and he has ‘high spirits’ [you can even see them on the card above the pentacles] he’ll be able to do it for a long time. Being no ordinary man, he might be right.

The monkey is there to remind us that while we think we can be this being for a long time, any wrong move or sudden change can ruin it all. [I see monkeys as unpredictable, not to be trusted and tricksters]

The triangles could mean he’s passionate [as they could be a stylized flame], he has fire in his heart and this gives his feet a lot of power to perform this balancing act.

Adding: passionate or full of energy and strength.

He looks away from us, and he wears a mask – is this a sign of his dual personality? is he two faced? I perceive some managers to have 2 faces. I think this character has grand ideas: the light behind him indicates it, as well as the direction of his stare.

Shadowscapes Tarot – King of Wands

The first thing to notice about this card is the strong warm light coming out from the back of the male character seen in the center of the card.
Lions surround him. His wand is actually a staff with a lion head at the top.
He has impressive stag horns – an indication he is out of this world.

I can’t stop seeing similarities in imagery with the knight of wands card: strong light, strong men, lions, long staffs, and horns.

It seems as if the knight finally matured into the king, but still kept a wild side. Whatever adventures the knight was searching for, helped him become stronger than he anticipated: he seems to be able to control the nature with his very presence.

He is quite majestic, just like a stag.
I’m not sure if the lions in the air are a manifestation of his power or not, but it might.

This king has his feet well on the ground – as the sphinx at his feet indicate. His legs are apart, for a more stable stance.  His mind is very active, he’s quick in thinking, and he might think well out of the box. His opinions are strong. He could make you think like him, if he really tries.


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Shadowscapes Tarot – Eight of Pentacles

We see a big black and red spider building his web. He is close to what appears to be its center. He used a near-by tree branch as the basis for his web, as well as a rather thin whimsical grass-blade for a second side. We don’t see a 3rd point of support, which makes me think this spider is not as wise as we would assume. His web also has some holes and doesn’t seem ‘perfect’. Any wind blowing can tear it apart, which probably happened already.

If you look closely at the art on the card you can see 2 human-like figures and 3 faces in the tree branch. How scary is that? Maybe the web is more effective than what we first thought?

Since Stephanie chose a spider and its web for this card – we can see the obvious reasons, I think it’s also a warning? Be wary of those who always seem to have a plan ready? To be careful not to fall into traps carefully designed that we don’t see them? [like a fly] – think of a bad loan [like the payday loan], or of the secret charges of a hotel, since the pentacles can represent money..

Or is it that when we think we have the secret plan to success [of any kind] we should work at it in secret, in ways that would make people wonder ‘what is he up to’ ? [I’m not sure what I mean here, but something close to being an entrepreneur in a niche nobody thought of before, or is yet to be explored in your area].


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