The Twenty-Eight Dollar Note represents the twenty-eight days in the lunar cycle. The moon has always been associated with intuition, emotions, and the feminine aspect, so the Twenty-Eight Dollar note is defined by our emotions. As always, the front and back of each note depict opposite meanings, therefore the front and back of the Twenty-Eight reflect the positive and negative emotions. Our world is filled with duality: day and night, sun and moon, man and woman, good and bad, light and dark; so it is with emotions. For every good emotion, like love, there is a mirror opposite, like hate.
The season of Winter is when Hope is needed and is manifest. The hope of love, of peace, and the hope of rebirth. Therefore, on the obverse of this note is the image of Hope, with his sword draped in the olive branch, and the anchor symbol in the background. When Hope is gone, all we are left with is Fear, and the most primal fear is the fear of death.
The Spring Mint bears the image of Love. As the earth renews itself and is reborn in the season of Spring, this is also the time of Love, the emotion that is capable of infinite renewal. The opposite of Love is Hate. As Love joins, Hate breaks apart. As Love heals, Hate destroys. As Love is a blessing, Hate is a curse.
At the height of Summer, our energy peaks. So, the peak of emotion is Joy. Joy fills us with the urge to dance, sing, and revel in the purest energies of life. However, from the heights of Joy, we descend down and down, deep into the dark valley of shadows. Therefore the theme for the reverse of this note is Misery.
On the Autumn note we see Peace. The Prince of all emotions, Peace is the foundation upon which all other emotions are built. Peace is also the foundation upon which all human relations are built as well. Without Peace, though, there can only be War. The reverse of the note depicts War, which is conflict, opposition, and aggression.