Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Intuitive Tuesday -- The Strength Card (We All Need A Little Now & Then)

Every Tuesday I select one tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. See how it applies to your life and ask, "What messages are here for me ?"

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."

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."
Some of the key words for The Strength card are: self-confidence, inner strength, power, discipline, fortitude, willpower, and courage.

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.
I'm sure you too can think of people (perhaps yourself or others) who could benefit from the powerful energy of The Strength card. If so, take a moment to look at the image above, summons the energy of this card, close your eyes and imagine sending this energy to anyone (and everyone) who could benefit from having a more Strength today.

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. 


Mel said...

I needed this card today. It's a good fit. I need to make a decision, and it's one that requires me to act with self confidence rather than be swayed by conflicting emotions. And to roar like a mother lion to protect her cubs :-) This didn't make the decision for me, but it was a good reminder that I need to strip away emotions, look at the facts, and act.

My heart is with your readers and their losses/pet illness.

Quiet Dreams said...

Today I was not feeling very strong. This reminds me of the strength that I do have. Thank you.

Lori Lavender Luz said...

I'm feeling fake strong. Like I may LOOK strong, but if you scratch my surface I'm more like jelly.

Even though I feel pressed for time, I'm going to take a few minutes to tap into inner strength.

Thanks for the reminder that it's there :-).

Sending strength also to your friends and their families.

Kristin said...

Thank you for the reminder of the strength that is in all of us. It came at a good time.

Bonnie said...

Hi Sherri,

I felt a connection with this card today. My husband will be undergoing some medical tests tomorrow and a major surgery is almost certain.

This reminds me of the strength and courage I carry within... just need to remember that.

Also to send strength, hope and courage to him as he's going through the process.

Thank you Sherri,
Have a wonderful day!

suzicremecheeze said...

hi sherri,

late in reading this, i know. but as i see the orthopedic surgeon on friday, i will keep this card in mind. seems a bit trivial compared to the trials of your friends... i am sending them strength as well. thank you for this card... and for your wonderful insight and friendship!

excavator said...

I'm late to the party, but glad to come here and read this powerful validation of a very important realization I had last week. I'm still thinking about it.

I felt my heart get full when I read this. Thanks.