The Strength Correspondences and Associations.
Inner strength. Wisdom, Courage. Confidence.
The Strength cards Meaning.
Look within yourself to find the strength to overcome the challenges
life throws at you.
Giving in to doubts and negatives. Inability to keep to your
The Magicians gift of Strength is needed at the
start of the second 'Inner World' phase of the Fools journey.
Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative
The Sun is in Leo between about 23rd July and 22nd August.
The lion is the King of the Beasts, and Leo is King of the Zodiac. His royal
presence demands respect, and he bestows generous largesse on all. Zodiac Lions
are like the Sun itself, warm and radiant, ready to help great and small, and if
your Sun is in Leo you will give without counting the cost...but you do like to
be thanked. No-one is kinder than a Lion, but you can be badly hurt if people
ignore or misunderstand you.
If Leo is your Rising Sign, you're naturally cheerful, and walk out onto the
world's stage with a smile on your face. People are drawn to you, heads turn,
and ...let's be honest... you love it! You're neither proud nor pushy, but
sometmes people see you like that, and that can make you feel very lonely, yet
not for long, for you soon bounce back and are your old cheerful self. Naturally
romantic, you love to have a mate who is as loyal to you as you are to him or
16 Sowilo: (S: The sun.) Success, goals achieved, honor. The life-force, health.
A time when power will be available to you for positive changes in your life,
victory, health, and success. Contact between the higher self and the
unconscious. Wholeness, power, elemental force, sword of flame, cleansing fire.
Sowilo Merkstave (Sowilo cannot be reversed, but may lie in opposition): False
goals, bad counsel, false success, gullibility, loss of goals. Destruction,
retribution, justice, casting down of vanity. Wrath of god.
16. Sowilo: What you strive to be, you already are. You are receiving good
counsel, and this is a time for good hope. It promises good fortune in any
journey, especially one over water. This is the time for recharging and
regenerating yourself. If you must retreat from pressing situations, make it a
retreat in strength, not weakness. Let the Sun illuminate the secrets you hid
even from yourself. This Rune may symbolize a sailor, a traveler or a teacher.