© 2019 Gregory White

Strength (VIII)

 

Appearances can be deceiving. Sometimes the mighty are small in size. The Strength card represents one’s inner power to triumph over hardship. When faced with life’s challenges, we can look within and connect to that solid oak tree with its deep roots and strong limbs. Without aggression, it weathers turbulent storms of thought and emotion. It is confident in its strength to withstand whatever arises.

 

Compassionately, the oak provides a safe and plentiful home to countless forest creatures. It has endless patience and acceptance for all beings it encounters.

 

Lastly, the flowers at the bottom are gladioli, both an additional symbol of strength and a source of nectar for the hummingbird.