As I shuffled the cards to select this week's Intuitive Tuesday tarot card, I said, "Tell me what messages I need to bring to my readers this week." I selected The Strength card from the Gateway to the Divine Tarot deck by Ciro Marchetti.
This is a very powerful Major Arcana card (which typically signifies a spiritual or life lesson and in this case having to do with your strength).
In Marchetti's book that accompanies these beautiful cards, Gateway to the Divine Tarot, he provides an interesting description of this card and some very powerful words.
In this card you see a woman surrounded by some very powerful beasts..."but she seems calm and without fear. Indeed, she is controlling them, but not with physical force, which would be futile. She stretches out her hand, emitting a glow of inner energy. These beasts are not caged or chained, but nevertheless they are controlled by this force of will alone. The power is within us."Some of the key words for The Strength card are: self-confidence, inner strength, power, discipline, fortitude, willpower, and courage.
He continues, "...this card is about having inner strength in order to gracefully deal with life and its problems in a manner that exhibits hope, courage, and compassion."
For more information on this card, click here for a previous post on The Strength card. In that post, I mentioned facing a situation with grace and power to help you move forward. That kind of strength is powerful no matter what you are facing today.
Another meaning for The Strength card has to do with health and vitality.
- Today I am sending one of my good friends (and a Wild Women of the Universe blog reader), the energy and power of The Strength card. Her beautiful dog (named Faith), has been sick and is in the hospital. May she and her dog find Strength as they move through this.
- Another Wild Women of the Universe reader's (and one of my good friend's) high school son lost one of his teenage friends over the weekend in a freak car accident. And so, I am sending strength, energy and love out to not only my friend and her son, but to the girl and her family as well.
The beauty is that the energy of The Strength card is unlimited. Send out as much as you'd like, being grateful that you are able to help energetically...and know that what you give, you also receive.