So far we have walked through the first 8 cards of the Major Arcana.
0 - The Fool
1 - The Magician
2- The High Priestess
3 - The Empress
4 - The Emperor
5 - The Hierophant
6 - The Lovers
7 - The Chariot
We can liken this first stage of the journey as personal growth and the process of maturity. We start as a child, growing up with mom and dad as our power figures. Then schools/isms where we find our beliefs. Dealing with matters of love and authority. And our own personal drive and developed ego. We have learned the lessons of the previous cards, wandered through adolescence and have come to the mature adult life where we can direct our own will.
At this point we have a life, but not a very full one. Instead of staying stuck in the ego based world, we are going to move forward to the subconscious side of things. The search inward to find out who we are and then onward from there to the superconscious and spiritual awareness, unity with the universal forces all around us.
Next up: We move inward, to 8 Strength.
My Tarot Card Practice. I have been studying Tarot for over 20 years now and am still learning new things daily.