Against a burgundy background, ten golden circles
are here arranged in a traditional Marseilles pattern.
The "pentacles" may be seen as frames or windows,
offering views of that which may be close or distant.
The metamorphic nature of the butterfly compliments
the transformational quality of the number ten, which
stands poised to return to its reductive value, being one.
Within the details of the central designs, the two flowers
with six points and a central bud, and five pointed star,
there is a combined total of nineteen aspects, and here
again, one plus nine equals ten, and ten reduces to one.
Prosperity, close relationships, inheritance. Practical stability
and the tangible material physical world are signified by the
Pentacle symbol, but the true meaning of this card is found
intuitively, each time it appears in the context of the reading.
Mounted on a poster board square, cut to the specified card
size, is an inner piece of painted construction paper, sprayed
with burgundy paint, with ten pennies here used for circles.
Once painted and the pennies removed the pattern remained.
Hobby store stickers were applied as the inner image designs.
Fulgour began studying Tarot in 1969, and Runes shortly after.
He is a 1978 graduate of Southern Illinois University, where he
majored in English Literature of the Renaissance. He and his wife
Penelope, a native of Scarborough, England, make their home in
Belvidere, Illinois, along with their very amazing kitty, Madeline.
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