11 November 2019
One of the qualities of energy—whether physical, emotional, or psychic—is that when it is pent up for any length of time it will suddenly explode or erupt into life. Fire thrives on change and action, and the Five of Fire gets restless after the stability of the Four. Competition, confusion, and chaos are all possible now as the energy is released, but these challenges can push you to achieve more than you imagined if you handle them well.
08 November 2019
Four of Fire - Homecoming
With the Four of Fire, the energy has stabilized and reached a first level of completion. Risks have paid off, passion and creativity have been channeled to achieve an important goal, and it’s time to celebrate with the people you love most. Enjoy the feelings of happiness and security.
07 November 2019
With the Three of Fire, the energy released in the Ace and evaluated in the Two is now set in motion. A new endeavor has been launched and your energy is flowing into the world. Now that things are moving, the possibilities as well as the challenges that may lie ahead begin to come into view.
06 November 2019
After the burst of energy in the Ace, the Two of Fire pauses to choose how to use the energy and where to direct it. This can feel like paralysis or frustration after the rush of the Ace, but making choices and doing some planning is part of the process of taking action. Give the energy a chance to get established and take shape.
05 November 2019
The Suit of Fire represents energy. Creativity, ambition, sexuality, passion, and willful action in general can all be referenced by this suit. Fire is elementally powerful, and how we direct this fast-moving energy is the topic of the suit of Fire.
The Ace of Fire is a pure jolt of enthusiasm, creativity, or passion for a new pursuit. There’s enough energy here to make it happen, but you’ll need to feed and nurture it to keep it going.
I began this work by creating a woodblock-printed background to run across all 14 of the Fire cards. Here's a detail showing the grain of the wood in the background print:
The various elements (hand, cloud) are separate prints that I assembled digitally. The text is scanned rubber stamping and the flames are purely digital.