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This month, your message from the Universe comes from two powerful women.

Strength and patience. Compassion and comfort. Discipline and self-reliance.

Our two beautiful tarot ladies have it all figured out, and they know better than anyone that nobody has it figured out.

Rather, our strength is in the knowledge that we are here, in this particular form, for a good time, not a long time.

Meeting our pains and struggles with anger and force is not a sustainable solution (or even a solution at all, in most cases). Meeting them with compassion, patience, understanding and the knowledge that all things will pass in their time, is the message of the Strength card.

Think about taming a roaring lion with soft, gentle words of love and understanding; nodding Yes! in appreciation for the hurt that so many keep bottled up and let burst in fits of rage and unconsciousness towards others; petting our loved ones and making them feel loved when they come home from a tough day feeling depressed and destructive and try to bring down the entire world's morale.

You have seen your own strength.
You have seen your own beauty.
You have seen
your golden wings.
Of anything less,
why do you worry?
You are in truth the soul,
of the soul, of the soul.
— Rumi
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The Nine of Pentacles is one of the grooviest, most beautiful, deliciously luxurious cards in the Rider Waite tarot deck. 

In tune with the "all things will pass" mantra, we know that the plump, juicy reward is always ours to pick, ours to enjoy - even when it doesn't feel like it.

November is often a cold, bitter month of turning inwards and beginning to brace ourselves against the darkness of winter that is to come.

The Universe wants you to consider: can you foster an even, steadily burning inner light for the month, even as things turn cold?

Like our lion-tamer Strength angel, the foxy lady on the Nine of Pentacles has been through the darkest times and the most trying situations. She's been burned, bruised, manipulated and cheated. Yet, through everything, she has continued working towards her goals, and has achieved riches and success beyond what anyone else could have imagined for her (but, of course, she herself knew all along).

If you don't feel light, hopeful, patient, look to the energy of these cards to lift you up and out of the darkness!

Let the sunshine-y wonder of both cards pulled this month reflect outwards from your heart and into the universe!