Harrow of the Week: The Owl

Harrow of the Week: The Owl

Wisdom glides on silent wings.

This week’s Harrow card, The Owl, appears self-explanatory but has a surprising amount of depth to it. The card features, of course, a horned owl calmly perched on a tree branch. In its beak, it holds a long needle threaded with a red cord.

Owls have long been a symbol of wisdom and mystery. Being a nocturnal creature, it is associated with knowledge of the shadows, a silent wisdom that brings knowledge of secret things. It is also a fearsome and graceful hunter, making The Owl as dangerous as it is beautiful. It is at the intersection of these two things that we find the true meaning of The Owl card.

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Harrow of the Week: The Paladin

Harrow of the Week: The Paladin

The needs of the many…

This week’s Harrow card, The Paladin, is a paragon of virtue and strength. The card shows a knight in full armor that shines like gold. He holds a sword in one hand, while his other is held forward, waiting for someone to grasp it. Under his helmet, he appears to be smiling.

The Paladin is a warrior who lives by a code of honor and with a love for justice. They have dedicated themselves to the greater good and to helping those in need. Paladins keep their word, and they offer respect even to their enemies; you will never see a paladin stab a foe in the back. To many, the presence of The Paladin is quite welcome, a sign that there is still a champion for the oppressed and the forgotten.

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Harrow of the Week: The Courtesan

Harrow of the Week: The Courtesan

Behind the mask.

This week’s Harrow card, The Courtesan, is a master of disguise. The card itself shows a bizarre humanoid creature slowly revealing itself behind a white, feminine mask. The creature’s gender is unspecified, but it wears elaborate jewelry that is normally associated with women. Most disturbing of all, the creature has a third eye on its forehead.

The Courtesan is the card of political intrigue on any scale, from international to personal. Whether acting as a lover, an intellectual companion, or a diplomat, a courtesan’s job revolves around interpersonal interaction. So, too, does the Courtesan card focus its energies around the trade of ideas and emotions between two people or groups. The card is from the suit of Crowns, which governs Charisma, the ability to project ourselves into the world. At the same time, though, the card is aligned Chaotic Neutral, indicating that those interactions do not have any positive or negative attributions in and of themselves.

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