Reimagined Components: Ace of spades card and silver lightning bolt held by a brass fish hook earring.
1888's Take: A reminder to stay sharp, bold, and to always carry a few tricks up your sleeve. Life's bound to take your wish as command when you exude pure confidence and show them who's boss.
~Ace of Spades~
It's been said that those who identify with this card are able to detect truth & dishonesty better than most. A handy trick if you happen to be a gambler. Those who associate with this symbol are also known to have a stronger drive towards success than normal, in both matters of the heart & the wallet.
“The sharp crackle and hiss of a lightning strike, and the great rumble and overtaking boom of its proceeding thunder holds a special place in my heart…I remember hiding from an August storm in an old metal drainage tube with my first love when we were just kids, watching the bluish-purple and hot white bolts of lightning slam down into the earth…. counting the seconds between the flash and the drawn-out rumble of its thunder…this would tell us how far away the storm was…at first, there was about 3 seconds between strike and sound, meaning the storm about was about three miles away…the shorter the space between the bolt and crash, the closer it was! Eventually, it was right on top of us…the rain pelting the metal pipe that we were hiding in with a frantic excitement…my heart beat fast and hard and I felt like I could feel a rushing pulse in her hands as we clasped tightly to each other. Eventually, the storm passed and I walked her home…giving her what I would find out later was her very first kiss, then I said goodnight and walked home over the wet grass.”
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