Fire is the element of choice for this week’s Harrow card, The Forge. We see a dwarf blacksmith beating mightily on an anvil. Molten materials pour out of a large pipe in the background. The blacksmith himself is being observed by two small, winged fire spirits who may be helping or hindering him.
The meaning of The Forge might seem quite apparent just based on the image on the card, but it has a surprising depth to it. The Forge is about surviving adversity to emerge into something new. Quite simply, we are the item on the anvil, and the forge is the difficulties of life. This isn’t a new metaphor, but it takes on a new life in the context of the Harrow Deck’s structure and imagery.