Tarot Enlightenment

in-depth readings by Heather-Rose Ryan

Today's card for you, Saturday, August 31

La Force (Strength)

This card is from the Piatnik deck by Rudolph Pointner, published in 1974 in Vienna.

This card is from the Piatnik deck by Rudolph Pointner, published in 1974 in Vienna.

Strength is what you should focus on today. Not a strutting-around-displaying-your-muscles version of strength, but the kind that is in your character, that keeps you steady in a crisis, that enables you to endure attacks, criticism, and setbacks. This kind of strength also gives you the ability to put your own ego aside and reach out to support others who need help. When you recognize and honor this inner strength in yourself, you become a source of strength for others. If you've been tempted lately to unleash your raw emotions - anger, grief, resentment, frustration - this card advises you to keep them under strict control. Letting them loose will only cause damage and won't solve your problems. Instead, detach from them and put them aside. Gently train yourself to avoid being sucked into the chaotic whirlpool of raging emotionalism. It'll take time and discipline but it'll be worth it in the long run. You'll find your inner source of calm and courage. A daily practice of silent meditation will help.