Saturday, August 7, 2010


"Riders on the storm
Into this house we're born
Into this world we're thrown
Like a dog without a bone,
An actor out on loan..."*

! ! !

Shall I doubt what my eyes perceive? Here I see, perhaps, that which is actual death. Overkill, is more like it. Execution, slaughter, assassinated.

Is the deceased of another land or kingdom?

The image shows a surrounding darkness and yellow river - Luck has run out? - flowing off into the distance. In the foreground is a body of a slain man. Ten different swords have been plunged into his body. BLood is spilled. Loss of a battle? even a war (seeing this is the last card of the suit?). The clothing appears to be deep purple (royalty?) Beneath that he wore an orange/gold tunic. It appears snow is surrounding the body - The winter of life?

[Robin's key words]

misfortune, ruin, defeat, failure, pain, desolation, beyond tears, total betrayal, OR end of the above and the beginning of hope. "Culmination of all swords; the end of strife is suggested. Sacrifice and transformation."

*song for Ten Of Swords: Riders On The Storm by The Doors

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