William Blake TarotThe figure of Joy, depicted as a statuesque young woman in flowing robes, has the blush of life on her cheeks and her expression is notably calm as she looks Death in the eye without flinching. Boldly, she strides toward him with her right or spiritual foot, and her right hand upon her heart emphasizes her sincerity. Joy is the fearless spirit of life. The figure of Death, by contrast, is angry at her boldness, and towers over her menacingly. His left foot is forward, his right hand points backward, and he threatens her with his arrow of destruction (at upper right). Even knowing that you cannot win, with boldness you can still tell the truth.
Seven of Poetry (Boldness)
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