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Fairytale Tarot - Eight of Swords


The woman on the card looks very sensual to me, she reminds me of female magic and magnetism, veiled sexuality that radiates though hidden.
The story is “Rapunzel”.
In the modern childrens story, the girl escapes from the tower, goes off, marries the prince and that’s it, but Karen says that in
the older and darker version hero and heroine suffer a lot of pain, after they found each other in the desert, before the happy ending.
Karen notes also that Rachel Pollak in her book “The Forest of Souls” identifies this story with a whole sequence of the Tarot Majors, beginning with “Rapunzel “ as The Tower.
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