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Sunday, 4 September 2011

27. THE WOMAN OF FIRE: "THE SNAKE CHARMER"

“He said "I'm a king snake"
And you'll be my queen
With a butler and servants
And your own private stream”---Billy Gilman
“Charm is a way of getting the answer yes without asking a clear question”---Albert Camus

The seductive snake charmer is smugly secure that she can enchant even the most reluctant or dangerous of beast.  Her image comes from the Minoan culture:

“...the Minoans worshipped the Great Mother, a female goddess who embodied fertility, fertility of the earth, of the animal world and of humans. In addition to being a fertility goddess, she was a protectress of the people. ...who possessed different natures each depicted in a different way. As a protectress of house and home she was depicted with snakes...” http://traumwerk.stanford.edu:3455/94/148

Behind her is pictured a stone circle, as a full moon rises reflected in duplicate. She holds a two-headed snake in each hand.  She wears a headdress of flames and a caduceus adorns her gown.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v9fcgwbV_M

INTERPRETATION:

All of the women in all of the suits should be considered as having active attributes of the positive and negative of each of the suits. Remember if this tarot indicates you or a person in your life, it does not have to indicate a female person.

The woman of earth, “the GARDENER” is clearly a maternal figure.  She represents all of the womanly attributes: beauty, nurture and care.  If her energy runs too strong her children can be too clingy or may never leave her home.

The woman of fire, “the SNAKE CHARMER" always turns men’s [and some women’s] heads.  She is a temptress and seems to have the kind of aura that makes her mysteriously popular.  Beware as she represents the worst types of envy and retribution and when handling this type of energy you must be careful how you use it, as flying into a rage or jumping to conclusions before you have all the information may have terrible consequences you never intended.

The woman of water, “the GOVERNESS is a quite ethereal being.  She is always calm, and often placid.  She will pick up a crying infant to soothe it, but forgets to do the checks to see if something is actually hurting the baby.

The woman of air, “the PILOT” takes herself very seriously.  She is likely to have either an important position in her career or is in charge of some rather large responsibilities.  It is very hard for her to understand a joke.  She will often seem remote or cold.  Her professional status can isolate her.

“All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.”~Cyril Connolly

The Snake Charmer understands truly the concept of duality and appears to be able to manifest her every desire. In the below song by KT Tunstall there is a description of such a woman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AEoUa0Hlso

She is a very social creature and is often seen holding the rapt attention of a group simply by her presence. You will probably hear of her before you meet her as her reputation usually proceeds her.  She is able to sell herself without ever mentioning her product.  Often you will find an opposing factor; individuals to disdain her or gossip about her as jealousies tend to follow in her wake.  She can be very dismissive of others if she disapproves of the amount of attention you are getting.

She is quite creative and good at organising event as she is excellent at using her charm to enlist the right people to make her event successful.  She is also quite experienced at delegation, and you may find yourself taking on more responsibility on her behalf when you work with her, though she will have the lion’s share of the praise.  This can be one reason why others become critical and jealous of her.

When you first meet her, she will take your hand warmly and hold it longer than you may deem necessary.  She will always look into your eyes when she is speaking to you.  It is likely there will be many of her followers around her.

A funny way to look at the charisma the woman of Fire has is in this short clip:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af1OxkFOK18

Certainly link and make suggestions to anyone you think would like to see these. Just please do not reprint as your own work.
Best Wishes,
Gabrielle Elliot, ©2011

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