46. Defiance


The Warlord sits atop her dragon mount frowning, looking at the coming clash.  She's been here before, almost in this exact spot; the efforts from previous battles left her without a hand, but alive strategize another day.  While others may advise her to simply toe the line and fall into place, DEFIANCE says that now is the time to change what you're doing for better results.  It's important that you answer for your efforts and acknowledge the sacrifices that will need to be made in order to accomplish your goals; it's also important to hold others accountable for the things they say they'll do, and how they do them.  Just like the Warlord's dragon mount, it's important to rally friends and resources to your cause as a vehicle for achievement.  By changing your tactics, you are empowered in not being predictable-- and that newfound flexibility will lend itself well to your aspirations.  Ensure that any sacrifices you make during this time are necessary.  DEFIANCE means you might be burning bridges for good.  

The Shadow Suit addresses deeper layers and life themes, while asking us to make longer-term commitments and changes to our habits.  How can we fully embrace the experiences that make us more deeply human, and spiritual?

Could relate to: standing your ground in the face of authority, power struggles, growing older and redefining existing roles.

Key Questions:

  • Who or what is holding me back from accomplishing my goals?

  • Am I in defiance of my own authority?

  • Is this defiance necessary to achieve the best outcome for myself or others?

  • How do I maintain accountability for my actions while holding others accountable for theirs?

  • Who is beneficial to have on my side during this situation?