Strength Card Emerald Tolemac. This card is from the Emerald Tolemac Tarot deck. The images from our deck are all copyright, created by Madeline Rose and artist Ahmad Sonhaji Silitonga.
Strength Card Emerald Tolemac
Strength Card Emerald Tolemac is all about going for your heart’s desire because you are grown up enough to truly know yourself. It is a gentle card, even though it roars with the heart of a lion. There is much unseen work behind strength, such as fighting inner demons and confronting the lower nature.
The number of this card is eight. Eight is an important number in Buddhism; think of the eight fold path, which leads to enlightenment. Eight is also the number of Jesus. In fact, 888 is the number for Lord Jesus Christ. In some decks Strength is represented by Cyrene, handmaiden of Artemis or Dianna.
A woman of purity is depicted standing with a spiritual lion and a lamb. In this deck, our lion represents the Lion of Judah. The lamb represents how when strength is based on inner spiritual strength rather than force, all evil can be resisted or overcome. The fact that all three figures are standing together represents that Jesus (the Lion of Judah) is beside you, providing the strength you need to protect yourself.
Both the woman and the lion appear very happy, calm and confident. They are friends; her hand resting on the lion’s head. This comradery shows that the questioner can command the power and support of the Lion of Judah, without having to overpower the enemy through the sheer force of one’s own will. When will or intention is united with spiritual guidance and protection, Strength is the result. This card is telling you that when you call upon the strength of our Creator you can overcome anything.
It is possible that getting Strength in a spread could refer to the questioner realising their artistic potential. It might be that you have a wonderful business offer coming. Whatever is on the questioner’s plate, getting Strength is an invitation to take a leap of faith. You need not be afraid that your spiritual strength will be overcome by baser desires. When you get this card you are being guided to have integrity and self-discipline, which will lead to self-knowledge. The symbols that surround the woman make this richly clear.
All of those symbols represent the triumph of love over hate. This is the wise use of will, and it requires a different kind of courage than that of mere might. The woman is wearing white, a symbol of purity. The questioner can learn much about the power of purity from this card. The red rose belt around her waist and garland around her head are a symbol of love as well as Venus and passion. When joined, the purity symbols and the roses show victory over passion. The woman is holding calla lilies. The lily is a flower sacred to the virgin goddess. The purity symbols underline her pure motives for exerting her strength.
The use of this kind of strength cannot be about doing harm. This does indeed mean taming baser instincts. Forgiveness is required to attain this true growth of spirit. It is obvious that the woman has mastered this skill, because she is united with the lion through kindness. She is not in struggle with it; this is strength at peace with our connection to God. Allowing ourselves to rise above our primitive animal instincts brings us closer to the spirit of God. Love, trust and compassion are considered higher emotions than hate, jealousy and spite.
There is a slithering snake rising towards her. Snakes are not from this dimension. They have no soul and they were brought here to hurt and cause harm to planet earth. They are indeed a fine symbol of evil, and this image depicts feeling safe despite all of the evil people and events that might be surrounding you at the moment. It also represents the fact that when you unite with God or Jesus, you can overcome all evil put before you.
The green nature in this image represents fertility when we allow ourselves to accept all parts of nature and not be controlled by our own base instincts. The mountain in this image reminds us of the lover card. The lovers represent male and female externally and internally. So this particular Strength card has a lot of sensuality in it, with the virgin overcoming the passion of the beast.
This card is ruled by the astrological sign Leo, whose attributes are love, power, and loyal ambition. Leos are open-minded. The blazing sun can be seen in the background, one of the life-giving symbols of the sign. It is a symbol of light, life, energy, health and freedom, which you can use to overcome difficult situations.
The moon can also be seen, ruler of the feminine. When they are in the sky at the same time it is significant and special, because male and female attributes reign together in harmony.
Any challenging scenario that you are now facing will be overcome by maintaining your composure. You can maintain control of a harmful situation by resisting the temptation to bite. Your approach to the problem calms others down. An aggressive strategy may not always be more effective. By employing compassionate understanding, you may be demonstrating or possess the capacity to assist others during trying times. You might be serving as a peacemaker in a potentially volatile circumstance. It is advised to have tremendous fortitude and endurance.
This is a very positive card that gives the reader hope and guidance as to who to lean on whenever Strength is needed.
Thanks for reading,
Psychic Madeline Rose
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