HP Tarot – 7D Failure
Artist Elly Pieper
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"Sorry for the Tarot dump during my current submissions, but now that I'm done I just want to put the deck out there before I get back to other projects.
The 7s are associated with the energies of Venus and at the danger of harping on old stereotypes of the feminine they are involved with a view of the world colored by emotion, wishful thinking and misconceptions.
For the Disks and the material plane this does not make for good news: to approach a project with the wrong assumptions and with an unrealistic outlook will result in only one thing: failure. When drawn this card will prepare you for things to go wrong. If you are already in the middle of a disaster, don't follow false hopes, be realistic and accept the consequences.
As an image I chose the infamous cursed opal necklace at Borgin and Burke's that Harry first sees in COS and that Draco uses unsuccessfully in HBP to try and bring about Dumbledore's demise. First off, it gave me 7 set stones for 7 disks, and second: how better to express failure in the material world than through an object that can kill by mere touch."
The cursed opal necklace that adorns the "Failure" tarot card is there for a good reason: Draco Malfoy fails to kill Dumbledore with it in Half-Blood Prince, and he fails to permanently harm Katie Bell in Chamber of Secrets.