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VIII - Strength

A finely-decked knight faces us on a grey horse. He carries a gilt banner, and a black bird sits on his shoulder. A woman stands with a rampant lion resting on her arm.

My Interpretation: What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Look within yourself and you will find the strength to survive all the trials and challenges Fate throws at you. Use your strength to enrich your own life and those around you - protect those who cannot protect themselves. Someone needs your help. This is a very powerful and positive card, and indicates great strength of character.

(Reversed: Abuse of power, weakness and inability to hold true to one's convictions.)

Edit notes: Have added a lion to my original card, for familiarity to Rider-Waite readers. This was redesigned on advice from publishers as original was a bit too indistinct. No whinging about preferring the original, sorry - the material I had to work with just wasn't good enough quality!

Copyright US Games Systems 2004

Apologies for small size of image, must avoid piracy.

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