Strength (La Force)
The Daughter of the Flaming Sword
Card Number: 8
Key Number: 19
Hebrew Letter: Teth
Numerical Value: 12
Story - As my journey continues I see a maiden apparently struggling with a lion, courageously I pick up a branch and rush forward to help her against such a powerful beast, only to my surprise do I then see the lion sit by her feet. 'But how?' I ask, she replies 'I asked and my beast obeyed'. I feel overwhelmed from the gentleness and warmth emanating from her voice, so much power and grace could only command such respect. I ask her why she would keep a Lion as a pet, 'He is a reminder of my own inner ferocity, wild spirit and strength'. With my impulsive rage at what I thought I had witnessed now sedated I walk away from the scene feeling I too can control my inner beast.
Upright - Courage. Self control. The virtue of Fortitude. The power of love. Control of passion against one's baser instincts. Determination. Generosity. Strength and power under control. Energy. Optimism. Generosity, resolve and reconciliation.
Ill Dignified or Reversed - Power wrongly used. Defeat. Lack of willpower. Feelings of inadequacy. Pessimism. Surrender to unworthy impulses. Tyranny. Concession. Inability to act.
The Celtic Cross Spread
Twelve Card Spread