Be quiet, stranger. I do not wish to harm you… but if you value your life – make no sudden moves. You will not speak before I speak.
When you come to me, you must remember that with light comes shadows. Darkness follows light, and light follows darkness. Here, you will find both.
My name is Deandra, The Duchess of Dunsinane, and I will help guide you through both the light and the dark of your mind.
Please, for your own sake – maintain complete silence until I give you a sign.
The Duchess of Dunsinane will delve into the very depths of your soul to bring forth your deepest desires.
Come, sit down. Let’s reveal your destiny.
A special insight for love: Very well, she said. Here is my best offer – Half of my nakedness for all of yours.
Original description of the card by the author – Arthur Edward Waite: A woman, over whose head there broods the same symbol of life which we have seen in the card of the Hierophant, is closing the jaws of a lion. The only point in which this design differs from the conventional presentations is that her beneficent fortitude has already subdued the lion, which is being led by a chain of flowers. For reasons which satisfy myself, this card has been interchanged with that of Justice, which is usually numbered eight. As the variation carries nothing with it which will signify to the reader, there is no cause for explanation. Fortitude, in one of its most exalted aspects, is connected with the Divine Mystery of Union, the virtue, of course, operates in all planes, and hence draws on all in its symbolism. It connects also with innocentia inviolata, and with the strength which resides in contemplation.
These higher meanings are, however, matters of inference, and I do not suggest that they are transparent on the surface of the card. They are intimated in a concealed manner by the chain of flowers, which signifies, among many other things, the sweet yoke and the light burden of Divine Law, when it has been taken into the heart of hearts. The card has nothing to do with self-confidence in the ordinary sense, though this has been suggested—but it concerns the confidence of those whose strength is God (Nature), who have found their refuge in Him. There is one aspect in which the lion signifies the passions, and she who is called Strength is the higher nature in its liberation. It has walked upon the asp and the basilisk and has trodden down the lion and the dragon.
7 OF WANDS INTERPRETATION
A special insight for love: Believing the words of an eager lover is what got you into this situation.
Original description of the card by the author – Arthur Edward Waite: A young man on a craggy eminence brandishing a staff, six other staves are raised towards him from below.
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In addition, it means for love: You are not a coward. You are a fighter. Life knocked you down, and you will cope by getting up and moving on.
Original description of the card by the author – Arthur Edward Waite: The card represents motion through the immovable—a flight of wands through an open country, but they draw to the term of their course. That which they signify is at hand, it may be even on the threshold.
The wisdom I impart comes from your sacred energies. Close your eyes, keep silent. Arrive open to the power that is bestowed upon us as we feel the cards for their divine intervention.
I will not give you the answers. I will guide you to your inner power, strengthen your intuition, and help you trust your own wisdom. We work with the power of the moon. The moon’s influence will help you to reflect on your own natural magic.
The phases of the moon will provide you with the healing powers of both darkness and light.
Be prepared as I read with a dark deck. I aim to unlock the deepest layers of your soul. I encourage you to delve deeper than your comfort level to find the depths of your desires. It is not easy to peel your own layers hence my involvement with the help of the dark and wise.
Everyone has a dark side. Embrace it and learn from it. You can’t deny your emotions, but you can learn to harness them and accept that they exist.
Though I am not a witch, I hold the wisdom of one. I have been appointed custodian of the witches’ oracles and given access to their prophetic insight. I can reveal the mystical realms to you and what is required to bring positive change into your life. The spells and magic that connect you to the elements are in my power to reveal. I draw on the power of the witches, the moon, and the mystical realm to reveal your desires.
My Dome of Discovery is near the village of Collace in Perthshire, Scotland. Dunsinane Hill has been my home all my life. It is my sanctum of solitude where I do my best work.
Duchess Deandra of Dunisnane