Tuesday 30 April 2024

A Tarot Card for the World Today: Strength

I drew a tarot card for the world today and Strength appeared. I think it's true to say that many of us are finding we need to draw on our own inner reserves of strength at the moment, because life is tough. However, the Strength card in tarot is generally seen as positive and optimistic. It often shows a lion, which can be fierce, but the animal's potential for violence is tempered by compassion.

In the Rider-Waite- Smith deck, a woman is shown stroking the lion and gently opening his mouth. It sometimes gets humorously called the card about giving a cat a pill! That might be intended as a bit of a joke, but actually this card can represent healing too. 

The deck I used was the Victorian Steampunk Tarot by Liz Dean and Bev Speight and in this set the lion is shown bearing a rose in its mouth. As we approach Beltane, I'm getting a sense of the passion of love and sexual energy. 

This is also a card about facing our fears and knowing that we have the strength to not only deal with our problems, but even to befriend our adversaries.  

You can view the Victorian Steampunk Tarot tarot on Amazon and you can read my review of here: http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2014/03/review-victorian-steampunk-tarot.html 

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Other previous related posts
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2024/03/womens-day-tarot-bessie-coleman-ace-of.html http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2019/05/tarot-for-day-victorian-steampunk-eight.html

1 comment:

Julie W said...

That's an interesting looking deck! Yes we could all do with some strength right now.