|Prairie Tarot, Ator 2010|
How better to start than with my favourite card of all the minors, 9 of Coins! In the RWS tradition, we have a female figure holding a bird of prey, surrounded by symbols of material security. In the Rider Waite-Smith deck, it's a medieval lady of leisure in her pleasure garden, surrounded by grapevines, and with her sprawling villa in the background. In the Prairie Tarot, we have different symbols of plenty -- the wide open plains, no boundaries in sight, the fertile native grasses, and the plow. I fancy that the bird soaring through the air in the background can only be an American eagle. I see it that way, in any case.
Love it, love it, love it.