Artist: Frank Fradella
Challenge, protection, defense, courage
“What you’re looking at is a circus strongman wielding a giant mallet to protect the freaks in the freak show tent behind him, while a swarm of angry villagers storm the place with torches and pitchforks. He’s elevated up on a stage where this makes some dramatic lighting for the torches!”
The strongman is at the edge of the stage, not taking a bow, but in a defensive position. He holds a mace high, ready to swing, as six flaming torches and pitchforks are thrust toward him. An angry mob is on the hunt, ready to destroy anything they do not understand, and take whatever they want. This time their targets are the carnies and freaks of the circus. Concern and fear flash in his eyes, he is uncertain of the outcome, but he will defend the circus and protect his friends regardless of the cost.
This card indicates a time of challenges and struggles, where you are forced to stand your ground. This is a wand card, the energy here is not aggressive, as a sword would be, but defensive and confident, fighting for what is right.
Astrological Element & Association
Fire / Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
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