The Yei wears four prayer sticks and carries two more.
Everything she wears or holds or is, is of the earth. And conquest or release, it comes to the same thing, it's over.
I'm reminded by this card of my exercise last week making a stick such as this. Glass, copper, cotton, animal hide glue, feather, wood...I'll set it free in the ancient cedar near my sanctuary. With it's making I have finally and fully set myself free of the deep rage that had dogged me for two years. A year to finally choose to let it go, and a year accomplishing it.
only conquests which are permanent and leave no regrets are our conquests over
ourselves." ~ Napoleon Bonaparte 1769-1821
Tarot opened previously closed doors to my own heart with it's merciless quest for the truth, nothing but the truth. They flay the soul and make me say thank you afterward. Each hour spent with my cards is a new lesson to be learned. Viva la Journey.