The problems and setbacks you have encountered lately have disappointed and discouraged you. Your mind is filled with pessimistic thoughts and you feel like all hope is gone, but the truth is that the only thing currently missing from your life is faith in yourself and your abilities. It all depends on you and how you will choose to handle things. Don’t give up; this is a crucial point in your life and, if you show more patience and perseverance, the tide will soon turn in your favour. The Strength card reversed is encouraging you to focus more on yourself and to work on your self-esteem. Things will soon change for the better…
Today the love tarot deck gives us the Strength card reversed. The card’s upright position conveys an equilibrium between strength and sensitivity, but the reversed card reveals an imbalance. You or your partner may succumb to your addictions or shadow side. The rhythms of your sexual desires do no match those of your lover. The levels of power in your relationship appear mismatched. One of you behaves like a bully; the other person feels like a victim. Ego and pride create barriers between the two of you. You quarrel over money issues. Rather than dealing with a relationship issue in a mature way, you either hide from it or lash out in anger. Your resentment towards your ex-lover prevents you from finding a new romance. In order to avoid being single, you settle for a lover you don’t respect. You discover that you have a sexually transmitted disease.
You are making plans with respect to your professional life and your finances, but you are faced with numerous discouraging obstacles and difficulties. Your progress is painfully slow, and many people who are jealous of you are standing between you and your dreams. You are in a self-critical mood and wondering whether you have made the right choices in your career and your financial affairs. You are looking at the future with reluctance and fear, but you have to tame your insecurities and muster up the courage to pursue your dreams. If you want things to work out, you have to roll up your sleeves and take action.
You have a way of making the best of every situation, at least on the outside. You can, for example, convince others that you are having a good time when in fact you are troubled. You can even trick yourself into thinking that you are having a good time – as long as the spotlight is on you. But alas, you cannot fool your body. Are you giving your body what it needs to truly shine? If you’ve been pushing yourself lately, the thing you probably need most is rest.