|©Moore & Krysinski & Gabrielli|
Equivalent to Strength in a traditional deck, this is another card that I really like. A woman draws in energy, and then directs it in a focused way from within the safe space of her circle. The hem of her dress, and one of the pieces that flows from it, create the traditional lemniscate symbol around her. And while there is no lion or other fierce beast in sight, there is a little white bunny almost hiding under her skirt ;)
To me, this card speaks of how we have to channel our energy and not allow distractions from our emotions when working magic. It is about taming our inner beast in order to have that focus that we need to be able to effect our will. As Barbara puts it: "As humans, it seems that part of our lesson on earth is to muster up and properly channel our will, which sometimes seems too weak or too strong."
This is a timely reminder for me. I have been planning on some focused work, but was distracted from it yesterday by Big Boy not being in school. So, I hope to make up for it today. I have all the tools I need, now I just need to muster my will and my focus.
I am grateful for clarity of purpose.