Burden, stress, achievement, overextension, determination
Artist’s Interpretation & Card Meaning
“She is on an icy lake. This card is a fire sign, so I wanted the figure to have warm colors, and they also contrast well with the ice. Nine wands grow on her back; the other wand (a branch) grew around her arm, preventing her from reaching too far. The very last one is encompassing her now, but when she reaches the shore, it will sprout from her like the tree she is…”
A woman crawls across an icy lake. She is dressed in yellow, her hair is red, symbolizing fire and energy, but she has a harried look upon her face. Roots grow up her arms and form several branches sprouting up on her back – her harvest. She has tended to her crop, she has traveled far with its bounty, and now she is tired. Her dream has become her burden, she can no longer see the joy in it, and all she can see is the work, the destination she must get to. The end.
This card represents the end of a journey, as all Tens do. Your venture is successful, more than you ever imagined, which looks great on the surface, but now you’re facing the dual-edged blade of that success – the joy and the responsibility.
Astrological Association & Element
Fire / Aires, Leo, Sagittarius
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