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12 Days: Strength

Strength from The Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert
Strength from The Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert

Strength is one of my power cards. The number of the card, eight, represents August which is the month of my birth. Strength is one of those cards that has both a gentle and a hard meaning. Many cards depict a woman taming a wild beast, mostly a lion–usually by showing some compassionate gesture that soothes the savage beast. When this card comes up for my clients, I know that this person has a depth of strength that they probably did not know they have. This card shows us that we have the power to get through life, with a poise perfect for any situation. Like the person who puts their hand in front of an animal ready to bite, strength gives us the guts to know that the only danger we’re in is created in our minds.

Seeing this card today reminds me just how strong I am when I put my mind to it. I climbed Mt. St. Helens to her peak. I ride motorcycles. And I know that I can do whatever I want, as long as I have the belief in my abilities and my heart. We rode to the Pacific Ocean today. This is another source of strength. The strength of the Earth and the elements that come together to make the magic of the Pacific Northwest, my home. It’s this same strength that will help me find my balance at The Readers Studio, as well as get me across the nation and back home.

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