First, let's look at what each of these categories mean.
Mode - court cards, number cards (1-10), Major Arcana, Aces.
Suit - Wands, Cups, Swords, Pentacles.
Elements - Fire, Water, Air, Earth
There are some different systems used in this area, depending on your deck. Choose keywords accordingly. Appendix C offers keywords.
Activity 6:1 - Step One - The Suit - Select one to three keywords for each suit in your deck.
Cups - Water - emotions, relationships
Swords - Air - mental processes, assessments
Pentacles - Earth - material items, physical
Wands - Fire - action, movement
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Activity 6:1 - Step Two - Which suit/element keywords best fits your chosen card?
The Two of Swords is of the Sword suit and the Air element, giving it the keywords of mental processes and assessments.
Activity 6:2 - Step One - Modes - Examine the four modes and select one to three keywords for each mode. These will help you when interpreting a card during a reading.
Court Cards - Who? - a personality, an attitude, an individual
Number Cards - What? - life events, a situation, actions
Major Arcana - Why? - major events, lesson to learn, energies
Aces - Where? - area of greatest potential, new beginnings, strongest energies
Activity 6:2 - Step Two - Which mode does your card belong to. What does this suggest about its significance?
The Two of Swords is one of the number cards, which represents life events, situations, and actions. The significance of my chosen card being a numbered card is the highlight being put on today and what actions are taken toward the future.
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