Your Chosen Card – Independence Reversed Mage Deck
When reversed, Strength implies that you may need to muster the courage to confront your difficulties. Perhaps you are feeling fearful or hopeless in the face of powerful instinctual desires you imagine are beyond your control. On the other hand, you may have gone overboard in trying to win admiration for how attractive or sexually adept you are, causing others to experience you as domineering, vain, self-aggrandizing, or controlling.
Keywords Reversed: Lack of courage, abuse of power, unbridled lust, perverse sexuality, satyriasis, nymphomania, addiction, repression of instinctual desires, inability to cope with powerful emotions, cowardice, self-aggrandizement.
Key VIII: Strength (Fortitude, Lust). This card is numbered XI in traditional Marseille decks.
Myths/Archetypes: The Hero. Joan of Arc. The Dragon Slayer. The Satyr. Hercules and the Nemean Lion. David and Goliath. Samson and Delilah. Kundalini.
Dates of Leo: 23 July23 August; 18 August16 September (sidereal)
Astrology: Leo, the Lion (a Fire sign ruled by the Sun)
Numerology: 8 (Strength, or Justice) = 1 + 7 (The Star)
8/11. Strength: Courage And Animal Passion
When Independence is reversed you can pretty much take it that life is going well but that’s when life takes us by surprise. If Independence is unclear it may help to choose a card from the Major Arcana to provide more insight into what it is Independence is trying to tell you. If you had a particular issue in mind, or want to seek clarification on something else, you can also choose again to get more guidance.
This chosen card is part of your reversed card reading for Independence using cards from the Mage Tarot Deck. You will find many more tarot pages that will be of great help if you need tarot card meanings. Use the search at the bottom of the page. We have some amazing tarot books for you to browse. Please see below.
Here are some snippets from a few of my favorite books
Complete Book of Tarot: Whatever, in the course of my practice, I may see or hear (even when not invited) and whatever I may happen to obtain knowledge of, if it be not proper to repeat, I will keep it sacred and secret within my own breast.
Complete Book of Tarot: Severity/Strength/JusticeNecessary purging. Geburah is related to the destructive forces that eliminate what is no longer useful. Geburah is associated with Mars, the planet of conflict and strife. The tarot cards related to the number five are the High Priest (V), Temperance (XIV, 1 + 4 = 5), and all the pip cards numbered five.
Elements of the Psychic World: In India, the ghost of a low-caste woman who cannot find peace as she died in childbirth or during ritual impurity, i.e. during menstruation. Churels are thought to haunt graveyards or squalid places and take the form of a young woman with reversed feet and no mouth. They entice young men to them and hold them captive until they are old. Burying the corpse of a potential churel is said to prevent the ghost from escaping. If this fails, the area needs to
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