The Harrow deck is part of the Pathfinder RPG and is a fun alternative to a traditional tarot deck both for those familiar with the game, or those looking for a different framework for divination.
This week’s Harrow card comes from the suit of Stars, which corresponds to wisdom, intuition, and willpower. The Eclipse represents self-doubt and a loss of purpose. Its alignment is Lawful Evil, which is an indicator of oppression and tyranny. Thus, the Eclipse can represent a situation in which we find our sense of the world held captive by outside forces or authorities. The image depicts a man in fear of a horde of zombies that have risen during a solar eclipse, indicating that we may feel restricted and paralyzed by the wills of others or swept up in mob mentality. In such a circumstance, we may go into flight-or-fight mode and lose full access to our talents and creative energies.
However, the card can also be an indicator of a new or unheralded solution that allows us to break free from those same limiting factors. We must not forget that an eclipse is a temporary thing and that eventually the light of the sun will return. It’s our duty then to persevere during the dark times and not let our fear control us. Just as the Eclipse can indicate a fear that leaves us paralyzed, it can also be a reminder that fear can be overcome and that the solution to our problems can become apparent if we can conquer that fear.
Red stones can help to bolster our sense of self and the courage the lies in all of us. Ruby, also known as “The Hero’s Stone”, is ideal for this, as it allows the heroic qualities within all of us to come to the forefront. That same energy is found in ruby zoisite, which also contains a gentle, heart-centered healing energy. Carnelian, with its fiery and bold color, can also help to energize and ignite our passions, burning away the shadows of doubt.
Bright blessings, and may the cards be in your favor.