The following cards feature ground that is uneven:
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Uneven Ground is an interesting symbol appearing on four individual cards on the seminal Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot deck.
The symbols may not make an appearance in all modern decks, however many modern Tarot decks do include variations of the same, widely accepted symbols.
Here's What uneven ground indicates in Tarot
Rocky or uneven terrain in Tarot symbolism, represents a place or time of uncertainty and instability and the possibility of mistakes. It may also suggest the possibility for a shift in fortunes, or for an unexpected event .
When uneven terrain makes an appearance on a Tarot card, it may suggest to the reader that heightned awareness is required
When uneven terrain makes an appearance on a Tarot card, it may suggest to the reader that heightned awareness is required because potential pitfalls may be nearby — and the possibility for injury or loss is everywhere.
Here Are the Four Tarot Cards on Which Uneven Ground Can Be Found
The King of Cups
NOTE: The King of Cups is unlike other cards because both uneven ground and turbulent water symbols appear swirling around each other on the same card. This combination of swirling seas and furrowed fields not only symbolizes a fluid background of emotions and risks, but contrasts with the serenity and calmness of the king on his throne in the center of the card. This is a king who spends his days in a landscape of risk, chaos and the prospect of destruction — and he makes it appear easy. That being said, the dangers surrounding him are real.
The Page of Swords
NOTE: Beneath the feet of the The Page of Swords is uneven ground which looks healthy and lush. The symbolism here indicates that while chaotic change or surprising events are possible, wherever the Page lands, his adeptness and effortless balance will see him land in a good place.
The Five of Wands
NOTE: The rocky ground depicted on the Five of Wands card helps to convey the idea of chaos in combat. There are many unknowns here, and the potential for the unexpected is high.
The Seven of Wands
NOTE: On first glance, the stance of the man on the high-ground seems to indicate balance and firm-footing in the face of adversity. On the other hand, the unevenness of the rocky ground, and the man's mismatched footwear, are a reminder that this battle too is mismatched — and the potential for slipping is all too real.
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Other Common Tarot Symbols
- Alchemy Symbols
- Boats and Ships
- Coats of Arms
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Green Fields
- Grey skies
- Hand Tools
- Infinity Symbols
- Manor Houses
- Pathways and Roads
- Ploughed Fields
- Pools of Water
- Rivers and Streams
- Turbulent Water
- Yod Symbols
- The Divine Hand
- The Red Feather