I am strong enough to handle any challenge that comes my way. I believe in my strength and power. I have what it takes to succeed.
From Oracle of the Angels, we have Strength today.
For anyone familiar with tarot, this card might be a strange one to interpret. Why? Firstly, the card has the same title as the eighth trump in the Major Arcana. Secondly, the imagery used in this illustration is almost identical to most renditions of the Ace of Swords (as well as being used as the back-design for this deck). For some, it will be difficult to detach from the clarity and new beginnings associated with the Ace.
The interpretation offered up by Duguay mimics the meaning for Strength within traditional tarot. When we link in to the energy of this card, we are not looking at physical force, but a reserve of inner-strenth and endurance.
This is a card which triumphs over challenges and it suggests that we follow suit. If you have been feeling insecure or have had doubts around a specific situation, this card is reminding you of the power and strength which you already possess. You could look at the sword as representing confidence. It stands within a mass of crystals, surrounded by light. How useful is its power if you never find the courage within yourself to pick it up and use it?
It’s time to fight fire with fire today. If you feel overwhelmed or as though you can not carry on, find the shining sword of inner-strength within you. It may not be so easy to locate at first but it is there, believe me. Lay trust in your abilities and find a way to proceed confidently, against the odds.
Illustrations from Oracle of the Angels by Mario Duguay, published by Blue Angel Publishing, 2014