The first thing I noticed when I drew this card yesterday was how awesome the robed figure in the foreground looks. Check out the spotted cape-onesie with tentacle hood! It’s like a medieval thneed*. This person is clearly an artist of some sort, probably an architect judging by the plans in her hand. She’s discussing important, artsy things with a craftsperson and a monk, and they are very politely ignoring how batshit/brilliant her outfit is.
Together these three can represent the foundational elements needed for starting a successful project: creativity and planning (the architect), spirit and intellect (the monk), skill and labor (the craftsperson). They echo the three pentacles in the unfinished stained glass window above them. It’s early stages, but between the three of them, they have what they need to start adding to the scaffolding.
The visual reference of the cathedral can have meaning as well. All projects, no matter how great or small, start here, at the foundations. And you never know how great a project might turn out to be, if you put all of yourself into it.
I drew this card reversed, which reminds me that even if I’ve been feeling a little mentally scattered lately, that doesn’t mean I can’t keep working on the foundations of the projects I’ve got going on. It may feel like it’ll be a long time before I have flying buttresses and gargoyles, but I’ll get there faster if I pay attention to all the key building blocks now.
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