Daily Angel Oracle Card: Strength, from the Sirian Starseed Tarot Card deck, by Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha
Strength: “Homo sapiens is considered the intellectual master of earth biology – the highest form of consciousness of all primates. Yet, we still have not managed to learn to control and calm the savage beast within. It is a lesson Starseed has come to learn again and to remember.
How are we the beasts of our own passion, and from where do we truly glean our strength to dominate the jungle animal within us, through the reason of our higher selves and the unconditional love of the heart?
The strength key speaks to us of the power and love and how the impulsive, animal self is embraced and soothed in the softness of the feminine, yin spirit. Always prepared to strike, the tiger yields to the grace of the female form and she, naked and vulnerable before the beast, fears not.
The animal, forceful self and the loving, gentle self merge as two aspects of the greater whole. This key teaches us that inner strength is as much about gentility and grace s it is about force and fierceness, the vital and even sexual animal response.
Associated with the Strength key are the words self mastery, compassion, self-awareness, understanding, respect and courage.
Questions to consider when this key appears in a reading are the following: What are the primal needs that try to dominate the higher reflection of my consciousness? How do I nurture the beast within me, calming the primal instinct? How am I demonstrating strength in the situation?”*
– Patricia Cori and Alysa Bartha
This card signifies the polarities in our lives. Ego vs Soul. Fear vs Peace. Yin and Yang. Polarities are present in every aspect of our reality. Yet, these are necessary polarities, they create balance. When things become out of balance it is because we have allowed ourselves to experience one without the other. Too much ego leads to aggressive force, fear, lack, jealousy, hoarding, and revenge. It must be balanced with the Soul, or higher consciousness aspect. Too much of the higher consciousness makes it difficult to fit in to the physical realm (this however would be so far above where we are now that it is almost impossible to imagine). Harmony is created when middle ground is achieved; respect for both polarities and an allowance for the magic of each.
I’m being guided here to let you know that tempered courage is what is needed of you now. This is not about aggressive action, it is about knowing when to refuse to back down. It is also about watching out for those who would set you off course with their overbearing ideas or wish to control you. It is having the strength of character and using your Divine Feminine wisdom to free you from the confines of a situation or person which you have outgrown.
This is about having faith in yourself, creating healthy boundaries and, for once, putting your dreams first. It is about harnessing all of your inner resources in equal measure; sparking the creative flame and following through on manifesting your desires.
No matter what.
Call on Archangel Ariel to assist you in accessing your strength and courage. She’s waiting patiently to hear from you.