Mountain, near to the person, warns you to fear a powerful enemy, but when far away you can rely on influential friends.

Original Instructions

The Mountain is a harbinger of obstructions and delays. But in itself, the card does not signify either failure or adverse outcomes. Chances are it will be an upward struggle, and nothing will run on time. But the Mountain, here, is surmountable.

Sometimes the “barrier” aspect of the Mountain can be supportive. It is not a side to the card one sees too often. But it exists.

In the original instructions, the Mountain is associated with enemies. Such significations should not be dismissed as a fallacy left over from an uneducated age. Enemies exist. Depending on the context, this can be anything from a bully to cigarettes when you are trying to quit smoking.

Like the Mice card, the Mountain has two sides. Consider the four cards below:

These four cards tell us that it is hard to keep a roof over your head and food in the pantry. As the Fishes fall to the left of the Mountain card, maintaining cash flow is an upward struggle. The House (paired with the Bear) indicates domestic matters prove a significant frustration to the client.

Traditional decks often illustrate the Mountain as if it forms a boundary between two localities. One is often more welcoming than the other. For this reason, it is often read as a border with a neighbouring country or state.

When the Mountain describes a person card, the individual is inflexible and close-minded. Often we find the person is prejudiced.

When describing a place, such as with the Park card, it can often be read as remote or hilly/mountainous.

The Mountain at a Glance:

Essence: Barriers.

Playing Card: Eight of Clubs.
Polarity: Negative.
Category: Warning Card.
Keywords: Obstacle, Blockage, Frustrate, Hike, Uneven, Enemy.

Pace: Slow.
Timing: 1 – 2 months. 21-weeks.
Health: The skull. However, the Mountain often indicates a functional impairment. Also: calcification, sclerosis or stenosis.

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