Daily Draw: iTongo Tarot ~ 8 of Swords/Assegai
The Swords suit tell the life story of Shaka who built the Zulu nation when he came into leadership. The eight speaks of his time in the military and the innovative hand tool he designed for close combat to supplement the power of the spears.
I'm reminded by this card of the personal tools we use to defend ourselves. Door locks, self defense classes, cell phones; and on a tighter scale our posture, tone of voice, cocked brow, clenched hands...who in our family or close circle wouldn't recognize those tools and back off?
"The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth-while to live." ~ Aristotle 384 BC-322 BC