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King of Spades by DarkSoulOfLuthien King of Spades by DarkSoulOfLuthien
King of Spades
Traditionally, representing the energy of a King, this masculine energy form is the Adjudicator, the wise judge or mediator. He helps parties in conflict discover common ground and build upon it, and guides societies to see their greater good. His archetype is Solomon, ancient lawgiver and philosopher of the Old Testament. Sometimes appearing cool and detached, he can be misunderstood as not caring.

But emotional displays are just not his medium, nor is he moved by appeals to sympathy or pity. With the philosophical overview that comes from long experience, he listens deeply, watches closely and speaks last. In the end, his even-handedness and objectivity earn him the respect he receives from his community, and those who cannot work out their problems come to him voluntarily for advice.

Occasionally this man is subtly detailed to imply that he is a woman in male armor. If you notice this theme in your deck, it is a reference to Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, archetype of a devout and inspired woman warrior, who was mystically led to abandon her social role to defend what she saw as the greater good. Although she was martyred young, her model crystallizes the message that sometimes the good of the whole is more important than the good of the individual, and in that case, even if you lose, you win just for being there.

~LinzStock for the model | *JLStock for the background

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©Sonia Causa 2008.
This image does not belong to the public domain and cannot be published without my written permission. I hereby grant my permission to my clubs to submit this artwork. Any other use will be considered violation of copyrights.
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VrRyoko Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would it be alright if I put this image on my computer desktop for the background? o-o I wouldn't mind seeing him when I turn it on.
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DarkSoulOfLuthien Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
it's a pleasure, indeed
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave:

Your awesome work has been featured in my latest news article: [link]
Hope you don't mind.

Love,
Kaye
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g0thik-angel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008   Photographer
Very nice
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DarkSoulOfLuthien Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
thank you!
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