Mahanon Lavellan (Male Elf Inquisitor)
Significance: The five loves freedom, is daring, curious and adaptable. Elves tend to be just that; they have to, and as Inquisitor, these qualities can be used to describe us. Also, it occurs to me that as we’re moving up in number, we are moving up in height as well. Taller and Taller Inquisitors. It amuses me. At least we see this for the first few cards of this suit.
The card itself represents: Financial worries, a struggle to make ends meet, unexpected expenses, temporary instability, stasis, a calculating nature, feelings of isolation, deprivation and exploitation, etc.
Reversed: Overcoming troubles, less inhibition, relief, improvements over time, courage to find opportunities, fear and hopelessness that ends, honesty, increased sensitivity, etc.
Walking amidst ancient Elven trees, representing the eternal life of the Elven people, the immortality they once had, he holds his bow, another symbol of air, of movement, the ever ebb and flow of life. A vallaslin on his face binds him to an Evanuris, the so-called ancient Elven Gods, but he is not bothered; his expression is one of curiosity as he looks up and forwards, to the sky, high hopes for the future. Clad in deep purple, he embodies wisdom, devotion, and pride.
What I think this means for DA: Elves were persecuted and discriminated against by humans for so long, I think as more truths are revealed, the future for them is a positive one; things are looking up, ever changing, but looking up.
Links to the Tarot Decks Used in the Comparison, the DAI Tarot Deck, and the Books used to determine what the cards actually represent: