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  Bear
Queen of Stones

The ancient ancestor of the modern bear, the cave bear hibernated in caves during the cold northern winter. Their skulls were buried by Neanderthals and caves were shared during some periods.

Often linked to Arthurian legend, the bear remains a symbol of the power and protection of the land.

This card is to do with being at one with the heartbeat, the rhythm of the earth, feeling content, secure, at home, protected by the Great Mother; able to sleep deeply and in peace.

A person who is earthy, takes their time; is secure in the way that they live, strong and fierce in defence if necessary.

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  Breath of Life
Ace of Arrows

The Uffington chalk hill figure breathing the vitality of life – a renewal of vitality combined with knowledge of where you wish to be and how to get there.

Tender and gentle love that revives one with the ‘kiss’ of life. Renewal of inspiration, a reconnection to life, truth and wisdom, spoken from the horse’s mouth.

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  Breath of Life
Ace of Arrows

The Uffington chalk hill figure breathing the vitality of life – a renewal of vitality combined with knowledge of where you wish to be and how to get there.

Tender and gentle love that revives one with the ‘kiss’ of life. Renewal of inspiration, a reconnection to life, truth and wisdom, spoken from the horse’s mouth.

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  Clearance
Seven of Wands

A time to make decisions and priorities. Focus on what you really need in your life and what it is timely to cut away. Regrowth is fertilized by the ability to utilize.

…cutting down dead wood, and pruning to enable better future growth.

It is time to take action in order to clear outworn modes of behaviour from areas of your life. A clarification, a paring down of intention. The fire purifies negativity, transforming the energy.

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  Salmon
Knight of Cups

Salmon are sacred in most shamanic systems for many reasons, but their ability to swim upstream to their birthplace and spawn is one of the most remarkable. This journey leaves the salmon exhausted and most die in the attempt. Representing, therefore, self-sacrifice and wisdom, salmon were said to swim in pools overhung by hazel trees and to eat the nuts falling off in autumn.

This card denotes someone whose life serves a greater purpose, someone with perseverance, determination, self-sacrificing and wise. Could have a tendency to martyrdom – to give away too much of one self.

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  Tradition
Nine of Stones

Reverence for past wisdom and sacrifice.

The ability to relate to ancient knowledge and pass on the lessons of ancestral memory and ritual.

Be aware of the patterns of connection linking you and nature around you to the past, present and future.

Deep learning. The memory of much that has been revered in the landscape can be retrieved in periods of respectful stillness.

Learning from elders.

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  Instruction
Ten of Arrows

A parent passes on skills, wisdom and ancestral ways with love and tolerance. Instruction and communication between the generations to help use old skills in new ways.

The passing of skills from one generation to another.