Strength

Strength

Upright: Strength, courage, patience, control, compassion

Reversed: Weakness, self-doubt, lack of self-discipline

Against an ominous black back, Julian Assange gently holds the NSA eagle by its wings.  He looks resolutely out while addressing a crowd from the balcony of the Equadorean embassy.  The fact that strength is represented by Julian Assange indicated that this card is not focused on pure physical strength.  He has the Adobe Creative Cloud symbol above his head, the same symbol as seen in the Magician, which also features the NSA crest.  His white shirt indicates purity of spirit.  The Equadorean flag is upside down and above the Wikileaks emblem, signifying the ability for disclosed information to turn states and institutions upside down.  The NSA eagle is a symbol of unrestricted desires and is usually powerful.  Here the eagle is looking down apparently tamed.  Julian Assange has overcome the NSA with a quiet strength that can only come from within.   His left arm represents mental effort, while the right arm represents physical effort.

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