Last week we left our protagonist contemplating the first tarot card that Madame Sosostris picked for him, the Phoenician Sailor. This week, the card pulled is a little more complex.
Belladonna is another name for Deadly Nightshade, a herb every self-respecting witch has in her garden. I would definitely like to meet this Lady of Situations...such an intriguing moniker don't you think?
Well, here she is, she's quite the feisty one:
Behind her innocent and playful exterior hides the Lady of the Rocks...
...and the Lady of Situations, surrounded by the sweet overpowering fragrance of blooms.
Both these personalities combine in a deadly way and become the lovely Belladonna.
What is she hiding behind that smile? One wonders.