Katalin Patnaik - King of Wands and 10 of Swords
King of Wands: The card shows a Shivalingam with Shiva's head on it. His hair is on fire - or rather, his hair IS fire, to show the elemental nature of his thoughts and his whole existence. Fire is a dangerous ally but he keeps it under control, therefore the peaceful expression on his face. Despite him being the Destroyer part of the Hindu Trinity, Shiva is the master of yoga and meditation which shows that the King of Wands, although potentially highly explosive, can contain and control his energies in a positive way.
Ten of Swords: Here we see a beginner Tarotist's learning process through journaling. They write about the Ten of Swords and after studying so many books, they feel exhausted, confused and frustrated; exactly the keywords of this cards! An advice that this card may give us is: don't overkill it! Keywords: exhaustion, frustration, giving up, being a drama queen/king, the need to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Bio: Born in Hungary, living in England and married to an Indian husband, Kati has a broad overview of how different cultures can live and work together. An ex-IT-manager, a mother of two boys, Kati is the current Co-chairperson of TABI (Tarot Association of the British Isles) and the founder of MAKKASZ - Association of Hungarian Tarot and other card readers. See her blog and website here: katalinpatnaik.wordpress.com where she writes both in English and in Hungarian, and if you happen to know Hungarian, check out MAKKASZ's group on Facebook and it's blog over here: https://makkaszblog.wordpress.com/