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~THE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE TAROT~
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STRENGTH




*TRUIMPH OVER LOVE AND HATE*

+Courage, fortitud. Energy. The needed strength to endure in spite of obstacles. Truimph over love and hate. hidden forces at the world. Self reliance; Heroism, Strength and power, both physically and mentally
-Weakness, discord, the abuse of power, lack of faith, Overbearingness, leading to tyranny.

INTERPRETATION:Truimph on one's higher nature over material desires. Love is always stronger than hate. the abiltiy to bring both sides of one's nature into harmony is here indicated. The seeker is learning how to release his fears.

REVERSED: Domination of the material side of life. Fear of overwhelming passions either in ourselves or in others. discord of one's affairs. Too much attention is given to the material at the expense of the mental and spiritual

THIS CARD IS TO BE WELCOMES WHEN IT COMES UP IN A READING BECUASE IT CAN TEACH THE SEEKER A GOOD BIT AROUND THE WAY HE HAS BEEN HANDLING HIS AFFAIRS. A SERACH WILL USUALLY REVEAL THAT HE WAS BEEN TRYING TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN MY SHEER WILL AND DETERMINATOIN, INSTEAD OF APPLYING LOVE AND CONSIDERATION TO THE PROBLAM.

PAST: shows that he has handled the situation correctly.

FUTURE; he has best try to bring about a change in his affairs by showing love and consideration

REVERSED/PAST: it shows that things have been handled badly
FUTURE: it has a definate warning to apply the love and consideration that are so neccessary to keep his life running smothely

DESCRIPTION: A woman with flowers in her hair and around her waist with confidence in her powers, closes the lion's mouth. she is exhibiting spiritual courage, for the lion(our strong passions) can turn and rend us if we don't learn how to handle him. She wears the white dress of purity, over her head is the cosmic lemniscate, which proclaims her as an adept.
In some decks she is called the Enchantress and so she is, for seh needs no physical strenght for her purpose. The Number Eith is a symbol of balance--each loop of the 8 is the same as the other. The woman has initiated a spiriutal cause and therfore, according to teh laws of the universe, she will recieve a spiritual effect. Brute force is never a match for spiritual strength.

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