Tarot

Strength – Card 8

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If you have been following my Chaos Pen Challenges over on my sister’s blog the Writing Hallow, then you are familiar with the artwork and artist of this card on DeviantArt. And yes, you can still purchase this amazing Tarot deck from this online store.

Today we’re featuring and exploring the ninth card in the Major Arcana, Strength.


Additional Card Images

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So take a look at these three cards and compare them to the first one I presented. How are they the same? How are they different? What do they say to you?

Take your time. Let them “speak” to your soul and mind.

Feel free to click on each one to visit their page on DeviantArt to see a larger image and read what the artist had to say about it.


Themes of the Card

Strength is Card 8 in the Major Arcana and the seventh step in the Fool’s Journey. Here is where The Fool learns to temper the lessons from The Chariot with a gentle touch.

According to the Learning the Tarot website, the keywords associated with the card are:

  • STRENGTH
  • PATIENCE
  • COMPASSION
  • SOFT CONTROL

You can read more about this card in detail on their website here.


What This Card Means to Me

Remember the soap? Sometimes a gentler touch is needed, even with ourselves. The old saying, “Music sooths the savage beast” applies here. With this in mind we have the ability to endure and continue on.


The Music Playlist

In the spirit of all this, these are the songs picked out thus far for this card.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh-72yBP7sw&list=PL9nKO8l3c9MOAwyhKgHmRFd8-End-T8xL

Do you have any songs you think should be on this list? Suggest them in the comments!


The Writing Prompt

Now as a writer with everything we’ve gone over with this card what comes to mind? Start writing! Doesn’t matter what it is. Stretch your mind and let Strength speak to you.

I would love it if you linked or pinged back what you wrote so I could see where you went with this.

Happy writing!

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