A figure with short, wavy dark hair holds a long, slender wand made from a tree branch in both hands. One end is pointing up and the other down, as though thrusting it at someone in front of them. Wearing a green tunic over a yellow shirt and orange tights, they made the odd choice of one brown boot and one brown shoe. They stand on a slight hill of green grass; a small stream of water flows from the back of the card to the front. The background is a blue sky. In the foreground, we see the top halves of six wands. The figure has a look of exertion and alertness on their face.
Yes/No upright: No
Yes/No reversed: Yes
Amplified by: Strength
Amplifier for: Strength
Zodiac/Element: Mars in Leo
Dates: 12 August to 22 August
Traditional name: Valour
Traditional meaning: U: Advantage, having the upper hand; strife, barter, competition; R: Perplexity, embarrassments, anxiety, indecision.
TarotCraft Upright Meaning
The enlarged perspective of the figure holding the wand suggests things may be out of proportion. Are you making things harder than they need to be? Are you making mountains out of molehills? Your challenges may only be in your mind.
We can’t see what is at the other end of the other wands. Are they held by unseen figures? This symbol can be interpreted as resisting or fighting against unknown sources. The root cause of your problem may not be apparent right now and could be internal or external in nature. They could be inner demons or difficulties life has thrown in your path.
In questions of love, you are unable to the state of things clearly at present. The advice here is to wait for things to progress further of their own accord and not take any action.
TarotCraft Reversed Meaning
When reversed, difficulties are fading away. When drawn as a single card to a yes/no question, it indicates yes.
TarotCraft Gift, Invitation, and Challenge
The Gift of this card is found when you hold true to your values the courage of your convictions.
The Invitation of this card is to be clear about what it is you want and to take action to get it, even if the path before you seems arduous.
The Challenge of this card is persistence in finding a way forward, despite your anxiety and indecision.
Go forward to Lesson 202.08 The 8 of Wands
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