defiance

“Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to the things that are called evils, to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which we ought to face any suffering. Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Defiance is refusal to obey or comply, and a deep-seated resistance to authority and control. It is the desire to assert our independence, to stand up for what we believe in, even when it means going against the grain. When we are defiant, we assert our power and protect ourselves from feeling vulnerable. In defiance you find a duality of resistance and self-empowerment. This card urges you to challenge the status quo and embrace your uniqueness and see that through defiance you find strength and self-discovery.
Defiance Mantra: I embrace my uniqueness and stand up for what I believe in.