Finvale's Crystals

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Finvale's Crystals were created by the merchant Finvale when he made his first appearance at the Artisian's Faire. He custom-created crystals that held a version of the Elanthian tarot in them. To activate the crystal you GAZED into it and an image would be seen within that could be shared with others by SHOWing them the crystal.

Interpretations by Charna.

Major Arcana

Adventurer Image ~ The Fool

Keywords for interpretations
New cycles, ideals, vanity
Card Appearance
An exuberant youth clad in light leather walks happily down a road, munching heartily upon a turnip as he does.
Summary
The Fool represents the soul's quest for wisdom and perfection. Fools and children are inclined to speak the truth, unblemished by sin. If the card is Dignified it means ~ Trust your own judgement and go ahead, but with making plans rather then a definite commitment. It is a good influence card when concerned with money or finances. If this is clearly understood, a new cycle is indicated which provides read growth in spiritual and intellectual senses.
Ill-dignified
You are stepping into a vacuum of apathy, extravagant gestures and sheer folly of vanity. A form of fanaticism will exist which blinds you to the truth or sane advice. All human eccentricities surface creating chaos and confusion. One false step, in other words, and you might well overturn your very existence.

Charl Image ~ The Tower

Keywords for Interpretations
Sudden disaster, opposition, purging actions
Card Appearance
A massive, beautiful tower stands at the edge of a coast, and the clouds take the shape of a heavily-muscled man with a beard of seaweed. He slams lightning bolts and winds into the once-magnificent tower, causing it to burn and topple over.
Summary
Always a sign of pending disaster, other cards will mitigate the scale of the disaster, but it would be prudent to listen to good advice at this time. Minor disasters may be linked to electrical goods suddenly breaking down due to bad maintenance. You may also expect some violent opposition from others at this time.
Ill-dignified
A sudden unexpected calamity will occur. It could be redundancy at work, financial ruin or a personal setback regarding ambitions; or disputes at work and in your domestic life, which suddenly escalate and cause a division.

The tower is a purging force, but not necessarily a destructive force. You must move forward to reconstruct your life.

Cholen Image ~ The World

Keywords for Interpretations
Realization, an evolutionary freedom
Card Appearance
A stage stretches out before you, an exuberant youth in a patched cloak making an audience of every race laugh in unison. He appears to be truly in synch with the nature of every smiling member of the audience. A green wreath arcs over the stage.
Summary
This card shows a new environment. You may be contemplating emigration to another country. Travel and the expansion of one's horizons become a reality and not a dream. Frustrating restrictions are removed. You recognize your own strength of purpose, which is the directive of this card.
Ill-dignified
You are still hesitant and inclined to change your mind. The whole situation will stagnate if you do not act quickly. An opportunity has occurred which must be seized or you may live to regret it.

The world is a catalyst to expansion, but within the defined limits you set. These limits are, however, much wider and more compensating then you realize.

Eonak Image ~ The Chariot

Keywords for Interpretations
Compromise, vitality, past errors
Card Appearance
A man garbed in blacksmith's clothes rides toward you in a beautiful-adorned chariot. Curiously, his left arm appears to be metal.
Summary
The card deals with situations that have a tendency to reoccur. It is the residue of the past that lays on you and casts a shadow on your present. Swift action is often necessary when dealing with this card. You must be in full control of the situation so that you do not repeat past errors.
It shows a type of victory, not without some soul searching. Health and vitality will also improve once you identify the root of your problems. Family matters are important.
And progress can be made to settle any disputes or long-standing divisions at this time. Compromise is the key to regaining initiative.
Ill-dignified
Violent recriminations will follow any of your actions. You may become involved in litigation proceedings and lose the case. Quarrels and disputes occur over trivial matters and no headway is made on more important matters. There is a tendency to dwell on the past that can become an issue.

Fash'lo'nae Image ~ The Magician

Keywords for Interpretations
Integrity, subtle changes, illusions
Card Appearance
A sword, a golden chalice, a wooden staff and a sparkling gem rest upon a table, and you see a man standing behind it, a shock of white hair at his temples. His yellow eyes appear slitted.
Summary
It may appear at times that you are being manipulated in some strange way. The positive response is to rely on intuitive and meditative thought to determine the right course of action. The surrounding cards hold the answers as to why this is happening and also can show who is responsible.
Ill-defined
You are subject to self-deceit and illusions of a selfish nature. There may be an inclination to lie and cheat on others caught up in the situation. You may also be a victim of lies and deceit, or inclined to hold on to material gains at the expense of others, and ultimately delay your own release from the Wheel of life.

Gosaena Image ~ Death

Keywords for Interpretations
Regeneration, critical changes, loss
Card Appearance
The intense blackness of a void reaches endlessly into nothing, though the silhouette of a winged woman simply looks at you with not a speck of emotion on her face from within the all-consuming darkness.
Summary
This card indicates a transformation of a situation that can herald new beginnings. Past events have finally been brought under control and you can make the changes necessary to live or to evolve rather than remain cocooned in the past.
Ill-dignified
You are lacking real purpose and seek an easy way out of your current situation. Not facing up to a situation will create a destructive cycle for yourself and others. Loss of life or property cannot be ruled out if other cards drawn are deeply negative.

This card is an important point of self-realization; it raises the question of whether to hang on to something not worth having. The symbol of the rising sun is associated with this card as a reminder that something is both finished and about to being all over again.

Imaera Image ~ The Empress

Keywords for interpretations
Motherhood, refinement, idleness
Card Appearance
A sylvan woman dressed in robes of living leaves and flowers gazes down at you kindly from a throne of living wood. A young doe stands at her side.
Summary
This card signifies success and initiative. It is an association with pleasure and the pursuit of arts which can appear excessive and sensual. But in its highest form art is a spiritual experience that enriches the soul. It reveals the appreciation of said arts and an understanding of their practical value. Motherhood maybe the most important role of this card but it can also represent the fruit of the labors of both man and woman.
Ill-defined
It can mean doubt of one’s own worth, also idleness or ignorance. You are experiencing some difficulties in expressing the finer qualities or skills necessary to adjust to life. But it is not an evil or difficult card generally speaking. Other cards influence is negative aspects in this manner.

Ivas Image ~ The Devil

Keywords for Interpretations
Temptation, exposed vices
Card Appearance
A stunningly beautiful woman wraps her tentacles around a couple loosely.
Summary
Not a good card to draw at any time, at best it shows that you are aware of a negative situation and are endeavoring to shake off the chains which bind you. It may be that an illicit love-affair has been exposed and you are seeking to rectify the matter. Temptation is being resisted, but a difficult situation exists.
Ill-dignified
Violence or death may occur. Death is not the evil outcome; but the result of a force which can no longer be contained. A weakness or a negative attitude exits which blinds you from your own faults and also to the actions of others.

The Devil Card has a sinister aspect, but it is a card which exposes the negative or misplaced energies and loyalties of yourself.

Jastev Image ~ The Hermit

Keywords for Interpretations
Humility, wisdom, austerity
Card Appearance
A man clothed in drab, grey clothes holds a crystal ball before you in offering. He appears ageless and his eyes hold a deep wisdom.
Summary
It shows an acceptance of self-worth. A point of self-realization has been reached. Divine inspiration is forthcoming, which strengthens resolve. Wisdom of the soul becomes an individual asset, and provides a vital clue to a greater wisdom of vision. You may have already experienced the "Loneliness" of The Hermit and be ready to teach others.
Ill-dignified
The cautious side of nature becomes miserly and austere. You are denying an important principal and lack true faith. You are closing your mind and heart for the wrong reasons. True abstinence is a virtue, but it can become a means of denying love to self, family and friends.

The Hermit represents a part of the soul that is most difficult to come to terms with. It represents the imperfections, which need to be brought out into the open and dispersed once and for all.

Jaston Image ~ The Star

Keywords for Interpretations
Spiritual vision, birth, independence
Card Appearance
A sylvan with six wings zooms through the night air freely, a bright star shining above him.
Summary
It brings the unexpected help and shows the way ahead is now more promising. If ill-health or difficult situations exist, the card is quite literally an inspiration, a spiritual tonic. It shows a great calm descending upon you, which allows you to see matters more clearly. It is also associated with the birth of a child.
Ill-dignified
You are easily deceived and some loss or theft of possessions may occur. It can also be a sign of impotence as you struggle with life generally. Any adversities can be a passing thing only.

The star is shining light which brings hope, often in the hour of crisis when darkness appears to immobilize all the senses.

Kai Image ~ Strength

Keywords for interpretations
Justice, consolidating actions, sexual motives
Card Appearance
A carefree young man with a most impressively-muscled body wrestles with a lion. Oddly, the lion does not appear hostile at all.
Summary
This card shows an honorable cause or objective. You will be successful, providing you do not lack the courage to face up to adversities. The power of leadership is shown, which enables you to take charge of a situation. It is a very positive card overall and will detract from some of the difficult forces of the surrounding cards.
Ill-Dignified
The abuse of power is self-evident. Disgrace occurs, both personally and in the public sector. Seeds of discord are sown - weakness or cowardice prevail.

Strength is the Sword Arm of Justice, if it is used wisely and mercifully. It also reveals a time when consolidating action is required, not just the pretense of action.

Koar Image ~ The Emperor

Keywords for interpretations
Father figure, benefactor, obstacles
Card Appearance
A massive man sitting upon an even more massive throne gazes down at you, a crown atop his head and his stony features bespeak of absolute authority.
Summary
The Emperor deals with order and stability. The realization of responsibility, either personal or administrative. He relates to your father in a personal sense but also to an authoritative power which can govern forces in society. It provides aid, strengthening of convictions. This card represents a benefactor. It reveals a need to show compassion even in victory. Your course of action is deemed correct. A strength of character has been established and the way ahead is more encouraging now that you have learned to obey the rules of the game. If you have been experiencing a lack of self-confidence this is a good card for you.
Ill-defined
There exist an immaturity within you. Too much energy is wasted on strife and arguments. The impulsive nature is not checked; hasty and nasty words are being exchanged which are exhausting to the mind and body. Accidents occur, again through too much haste. and by not seeing things objectively. Obstacles may suddenly appear.

Leya Image ~ The Lovers

Keywords for Interpretations
Inspired love, partnership, polarities
Card Appearance
A woman with azure eyes and wavy mahogany hair holds a young man in her arms lovingly within a forest glade.
Summary
This card brings together the best aspects of a partnership between man and woman.
It can also inspire love in both sexes, but not homosexual love, because lovers are symbolic of the dual or polarity of energies. It can inspire brotherly or sisterly love which transcends the sexes.
If you are single and attracted to a new partner, this card promises a deeper understanding of that relationship. If married it shows that any problem in a marriage can be resolved. This card is of great rapport and understanding. Lovers' tiffs, etc. may occur but can easily be a cast of mistiming.
Ill-dignified
It shows frustration in a personal relationship. There exists a division which creates uncertainty for both parties. It has not yet deteriorated entirely, however, and matters can be resolved ~ provided there is still the will to do so.

Lorminstra Image ~ The Wheel

Keywords for Interpretations
Good fortune, optimism, sudden changes
Card Appearance
A great wheel suspended above the clouds spins slowly, its form engraved with numerous sigils. A woman with pale alabaster skin and a ring of keys dangling about her belt oversees it as it continually spins in a never-ending cycle.
Summary
It shows good fortune and your destiny looks very promising. Success or accomplishment is on an upward turn of the wheel. You may suddenly be given the opportunity to excel, but it is the result of your own deeds, past and present. The time is ripe for making changes in your life, an important factor, which needs to be fully understood.
Ill-dignified
There is an increase in the weaker aspects of character. The downward spiral creates uncertainty and blind optimism. How negative this fall is depends on what other cards influence it.

The wheel of fortune is an optimistic card and has a higher significance than dealing with good or bad luck. It shows a deeper understanding of the exact direction in which you are heading.

Lumnis Image ~ The High Priestess

Keywords for Interpretations
Hidden wisdom, spirituality
Card Appearance
A woman whose gossamer grey robes are lost in mists stands before you, a ring of five conjoined circles floating over her head. As she gazes down at you, she appears to see every facet of you, and a wise smile graces her features.
Summary
This card is a feminine force and relates to woman generally but it also represents the spiritual nature of both men and woman. Generally speaking this card often indicates that you are worried about the future for a variety of reasons. Changes in your life are causing you problems. It shows a great tenacity and wisdom in dealing with these problems. It may not appear obvious to others but you are gathering strength quietly and with equal deliberation behind the scenes.
This card also relates to the sciences and arcane arts which may interest you as a means for learning at a particularly important stage of personal development.
Ill-defined
It shows superficial knowledge and an immoral nature. It can invoke passion rather than an ideal state of consciousness.

The High Priestess is a source of inspiration and represents the truth behind both light and darkness.

Mularos Image ~ The Hanged Man

Keywords for Interpretations
Intuitive wisdom, personal sacrifices
Card Appearance
A man with delicate features hangs upside down upon a trunk of wood. Deep scars are visible along the edge of his collar and a sadistic smile crosses his face.
Summary
It shows a newly-aligned wisdom. You rediscover your own divinity. The intuitive nature and senses are awakened ~ life has more meaning and colour. You have accepted a a difficult situation and made the necessary sacrifices ~ an unselfish act. A spiritual revelation transforms the consciousness, a prophetic state of mind exits.
Ill-dignified
Suffering is apparent. You generally feel great distress. Loss of friends, loss of faith, a cycle o losing what matters most.
Sacrifices made are not voluntary, but enforced by others. Life becomes suspended ~ a state of limbo exists where you are powerless to make a move.

The hanged man is a radical force which encourages an alternative choice or perspective ~ a reminder of the psychic nature of things which defy reason.

Onar Image ~ Judgement

Keywords for Interpretations
Important decisions, crucial changes
Card Appearance
A shadow creeps along the wall, a stiletto in hand as the assassin waits to dispense judgement upon his mark.
Summary
A time of personal choice or being able to make an important decision unhindered. A change in position often means a new residence or a totally new career. A final decision is made which is singularly crucial to you and will fall in your favor. It indicates a time to put ones house in order and settle outstanding debts.
Ill-dignified
Decisions go against you. Loss through a lawsuit, or legal matter, binds you to make amends, i.e. fines or having to sell personal possessions to settle a claim. A lack of faith in religious or ethical sense: an unsettling time all round.

The card of judgement is an arbitrator of natural justice. Although it does relate to legal and material matters, it is primarily concerned with exposing injustices

Phoen Image ~ The Sun

Keywords for Interpretations
Integration, contentment, achievement
Card Appearance
A man with wavy golden hair as blinding as the blazing sun behind him stands tall and proud.
Summary
This card shows a personal contentment and a material success. For both male and females it can signify a successful marriage. It is also a sign of further success and material gains. The creative talents are being fully utilized, promotion and recognition is imminent. All around, a very positive influence prevails.
Ill-dignified
This card is a sign of arrogance and vanity, but not a bad card generally. You will still need to be successful, but you will have to resist being overly confident and pompous. Some extravagance is a weak point to watch. Over commitment in financial affairs may occur and caution is advised.

The sign of achievement and skillful talents. It shows strength of character which has matured.

Ronan Image ~ Justice

Keywords for Interpretations
Adjustments, harmony, bigotry
Card Appearance
A darkly-complected man with heavy-lidded eyes smiles sardonically at you from the night sky. One hand rests on the hilt of his sword, the other holds an empty scale.
Summary
It shows a fair judgment for you. Whatever that judgment may be, e.g. pending court case or a legal settlement, you will be favorably dealt with. On a higher spiritual level, a sign of approval will be felt, which releases you from an imbalance of the soul.
Ill-dignified
Complications will occur which impede justice. Bigotry and bias judgments reflect your own mismanagement of your affairs. Severe penalties or fines are imposed.

The card of justice is an indictment of all aspects of your life. It demonstrates the conscious need to redress the balance or the equilibrium state of mind, which the Air Elements control.

Voln Image ~ The Hierophant

Keywords for interpretations
Religion, servitude, obligations
Card Appearance
A man clad in black chainmail holds a white shield, his very look radiating an aura of militaristic control and strategy
Summary
This card deals with learning and listening. This card has a tendency to represent person in your life that inspires you. This card can also be associated with marriage, the sanctity of marriage, which is the binding of two spirits rather than a legal aspect.
It also represents a more personal loyalty to others and to your God. If you are an atheist or agnostic then it represents the motives or principals you live by. If the card is drawn in relation to you then it shows a firm set of values and a trustworthy character.
If you are married and facing problems it reinforces the vow of marriage and reminds you of your obligations. It shows the strength of the marriage, which should not be underestimated.
Ill-defined
A resentful attitude exists concerning a partner or a current situation in your life. Greed, self-indulgences and not listening to reason may be the root cause of the matter. If drawn as an influencing force or person with you it means you should show tolerance and mercy, which may be difficult.

Zelia Image ~ The Moon

Keywords for Interpretations
Imagination, hidden enemies, elusive forces
Card Appearance
A green-eyed woman with a strange smile on her face and wild silver hair stands before the four overlapped moons.
Summary
This card reveals danger or deception to you from outside forces. Hidden enemies or false friends pose a threat to you. The intuitive nature is more apparent. At time when uncanny or strange dreams occur, a sense of deja-vu exists around you. Fateful meetings of a sexual nature also occur and odd experiences generally.
Ill-dignified
Your emotional nature is very unstable. Your strength and health is undermined by current situations, which may mean a period of complete rest. If you are a woman, this card means problems with the reproductive organs. It is a time to recuperate and regain strength.

The Moon is an elusive force. Both physically and spiritually it deals with the whole scenario of life and death. It is a sign of the Matriarchal energies, good or evil, a force which you must come to terms with sooner or later.

Minor Arcana

Swords
Swords are of the Element of Air and represent thought and the mind
Cups
Cups are of the Element of Water and represent Emotions
  • Gems ~ Element of Earth
  • Wands ~ Element of Fire