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Originally Posted by taniatingel
I'm now imagining the card is ACTIVELY bubbling away and distilling and the symbolism is working for me now! (Perhaps the contraption is making the rainbow found in other decks!)
The card is working! Just look at the two outside vessels, they're directly in the flames.

Alchemists sometimes believed that the hotter the fire the more likely Gold would be made.

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Originally Posted by taniatingel
So... i guess the card could represent the end of a distillation cycle (being a ten). Perhaps it represents recognition of interconnectedness and therefore success in the realm of love/union with others?
I don't think so much of an ending rather a new start.

In numerology 9 is the end of the cycle. 10 is a 1 (1+0 = 1), a new cycle.

This fits in with alchemy because unless you have found the Philosophers Stone
you need to restart your work, make it purer and purer until you can turn Lead into Gold. (Lead is the basic base metal, or soul (as its capitalised) while Gold is the most perfect metal/soul.)
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