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Ace of Disks: Earth Elemental

The purest form of the Alchemical Earth element. Trying to come up with a good phrase (Pure root, pure power/will/ ground, ground, grounded, gravity) was problematic. Felt like I was shortchanging the other elements or making this one unusually heavy or negative, or directing the meaning. ("Fertile ground" is true, since having the ace of disks means having the physical or financial health required for a project, but, "fertile" narrows the scope too much.)

 

My main disk image from is an ancient bronze mirror I sketched in my Art of Japan class, and then never saw again, wondering if I imagined it. Somehow, I recently devised the correct search terms and rediscovered it, and its name "Chokkomon". Maybe I'll be inspired to churn out all the remaining disks now. (Could happen!)

Source images: from previous cards (reading the photoshop filters): tulip detail, hvar sunset, flowers (from four of wands), HDTA (ob. TrentMas reference), art-deco wings, heptadecagram, oracle wheel. New images: chokkomon (traced new version), tree roots growing around stone buddha, internet root chart, tree ring slice, wings from a tattoo I designed (for someone else).

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Uploaded on May 17, 2014