IX of Swords : Strength : IX of Cups
Strength is book-ended by two nines in this spread. On one side is the IX of Swords which represents stress, depression, sleepless nights and worries. On the other is the 'wish card', the IX of Cups, which represents comfort and well-being and the satisfaction of having what I want. There is a choice here. I can allow my darker nature to control me and side with the IX of Swords or I can conquer it with my better nature and side with the IX of Cups. It's a bit of a no brainer isn't it...but do I have the inner strength I need to master and vanquish myself?
Universal Waite Tarot Deck
Drawings by Pamela Colman Smith
Recolored by Mary Hanson-Roberts
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