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10 of Swords by blue-fusion 10 of Swords by blue-fusion
this is for the 3rd Aeclectic Collaborative Tarot Project.

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A man is suspended upside-down from the top, via a cloth that hangs above his waist. He is pierced by swords.

Symbolism
This generally is a card of ruin or misfortune. The swords have embedded themselves deep within the man, and he has no way of getting them out. His bound position suggests that he has undergone some painful ordeal like torture. The wall behind him is peppered with splashes of blood, symbolizing pain inflicted upon him. His one hand is pierced by a sword, adding to the sense of grief in the card. His other hand holds on to the blade of the card, symbolizing perhaps a hopeless attempt to find something to hold on to, when, in his dire state, there is none.

And yet, when you look at the face of the man, he is not at all anguished. His eyes are closed but not grimacing; His lips relaxed. There is a certain sense of calm in his face. This would signify that indeed the worst has come, and there will no greater thing to endure. There is no more agitation because of worry or anticipation because it already has befallen him. A positive thing to note on such a card is that, from this very low point of ruin, there is no more worse state to look forward to. Each step one takes would either just at the same level, or hopefully, towards a better, less dire life.

Card Meaning
This interpretation refers to ruin and anguish. Pain both physical and otherwise. Grief, trouble and calamity. But also, as mentioned earlier, of the worst having already come. And anything visible in the horizon would be something better.
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:iconchrizcruz:
chrizcruz Featured By Owner May 24, 2005  Professional Photographer
flat ang pagka color mo sa katawan. ganda ng concept, yung dugo can be improved.
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
honga. yung blood, di ko kasi gustona muka syang tumutulo. yung gusto ko maachieve dyan yung parang blood na nagdi diffuse sa water. hehe
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pinda Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That must hurt a lot....nice dynamic picture!:clap:
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
thanks. actually, it should hurt a lot, but looking at his face, he does not seem to mind at all. or at least, that was what i was intending to impress upon the viewer. :)
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ubod-ng-lumpia Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
nice.... i likey.. galing.... :) :) :)
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2004
wow. salamat. :D
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jactinglim Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004  Professional General Artist
Sorry, I have a phobia with blades :sprint:
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
hahaha
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KamikazeJL Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2004
Interesting interpretation.
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blue-fusion Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2004
is that good or bad? :D
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