"If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?"
--- Albert Einstein
Naive but curious about all new experiences, this tarot is motivated to quickly gather facts and data and then act upon the findings
Pictured on this tarot is a small child enthralled with his birthday cake. It literally makes his eyes pop out of his head with excitement. He investigates it looking at it through a magnification lens, smells it, touches it, tastes it and quickly decides [represented by the ticking TNT time bomb on his head and the fireworks in the background] that he should eat it...all. His quick decision will come back to haunt him in the form of a tummy ache in the end. Still this is the way he learns. His mother could have told him that he would feel ill if he ate too much cake, but until he actually experienced the discomfort of the over-full stomach he would not really understand it.
INTERPRETATION: The Child of each suit represents each element in their purest form, stripped down to its most basic state---
The child of earth, “the LOVER” knows only how to love, to touch, to embrace...she is a rare treasure. She knows for certain that love is all and that a hug will heal most hurts.
The child of fire, “the RESEARCHER” knows only that he must experience to make sense of the world around him...he seems to be quite brave. He knows that he still has a lot to learn and is not afraid to learn new things.
The child of water, “the SAVIOUR” knows only how to give...she is precious inspiration. She only touches people’s hearts and gives herself.
The child of air, “the DREAMER” knows more about his imaginative self than his physical world. It is hard for him to determine which is real and which is imagined, both will seem equally valid to this child.
The Child of fire is compiling all the information, experience and energy he can before proceeding on his path. He is growing ready to begin the figuring out the world around him but because his experiences are limited he will unfortunately too-quickly make conclusions without having all the information he needs. He is in great danger of jumping to conclusions and reacting in ways that me will have to change in the near future and have to apologize for creating chaos or hurt.
If you have a big decision to make and this tarot appears in you reading, go back to the problem and look at it from all different angles and get advice. Just now you need more information before doing anything.
The main danger in the tarot is too act or react too quickly to something that is very important and/or affects many people along with you. While this tarot has a natural curiosity of the world and no fear of making a mistake so engenders a bravery that is absolutely backed up with a sense of either confidently secure in its knowledge of the situation or a sense of the moral high ground...there is a risk of acting before you should. Please bear this in mind before acting.
Positively any experience that comes does teach meaningful lessons that are applied immediately so they never happen again, whether this tarot represents you or someone in your life. Just try to keep in mind that it is OK to make mistakes so long as you can afford to make them.
When you meet the Researcher, you may notice how he seems to consume his environment, processing all for future reference. You might notice that he carries a notebook and often retires to quiet corners to jot down notes even when in the company of a large number of persons or is constantly using a hand held device, like a smart phone, for the self-same reason. You will know him for he will ask you to quote your sources. He may wear spectacles pushed down to the end of his nose and look at you over the top rim as he talks. He will likely be untidy or dressed without trend.
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Gabrielle Elliot, ©2011